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Auto energy use is less than that of modern rail lines

by Cody Hensarling Honolulutraffic.com recently released an important commentary debunking the myth that rail usage is less energy-intensive than auto vehicles. The summary of the commentary as presented by Honolulutraffic: “Rail transit in New York is more energy efficient than your car. But you don’t live there. The Honolulu rail transit

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Rail and Weather Forecasters

by Panos Prevedouros Hawaii weather is meant to frustrate weather forecasters. They predicted buckets of rain for Sunday and we got next to nothing. Then they predicted next to nothing for Monday and we got buckets of rain! Speaking of weather forecasts, professor Bent Flybjerg of Oxford University places weather

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How Stimulus Spending Ruined Buffalo — Lessons for Honolulu

by Panos Prevedouros Recently Steven Manlanga of the Manhattan Institute authored “How Stimulus Spending Ruined Buffalo” in the Wall Street Journal. It describes that stimulus was the vehicle for ruining Buffalo, New York and at the core of this stimulus was none other but a light rail system:

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Urban Rail and Terrorism

By Panos Prevedouros The recent article “For Transit Agencies, Terrorists Are Moving Targets” in the magazine of the New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority raises many critical issues relating to the security of urban rail systems.

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Public Apathy “Promotes” Boondoggles

Another H-3?  The Obama Effect on the Rail Vote by Panos Prevedouros PUBLIC APATHY. It is one of the major boosters of the ridiculous Honolulu rail, according to award winning journalist and author John Fund of the Wall Street Journal. He spoke about it yesterday at the 36th annual Business

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Hannemann’s Hit Piece Disrespects Thousands of Hawaii’s Citizens

by Jamie Story By now, most Honolulu residents are aware that Mayor Mufi Hannemann purchased more than $20,000 worth of newspaper advertisements under the heading, “Getting Real on Rail.” The ads contained accusations and mischaracterizations of me, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, and a number of those who question the

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Rail Construction Delays Will Take Decades to Counterbalance

An examination of the effects of the construction Honolulu’s rail. by Panos Prevedouros One thing that the public has not understood and the City has never explained or quantified is this: The impact of construction on daily traffic flow for 6 to 12 years. Let’s say that all attempts to

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Former Gov. Cayetano Warns Current Governor Lingle: Review Environmental Impact Statement Carefully Before Authorizing Most Expensive Rail System in the Nation

by Malia Zimmerman  Former Democratic Gov. Benjamin Cayetano backed his political rival Republican Gov. Linda Lingle yesterday saying she shouldn’t rush to approve the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed $5.5 billion Honolulu rail system without first reviewing the document carefully. That may seem like common sense, but Hawaii’s most

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Auto energy use is less than that of modern rail lines

by Cody Hensarling Honolulutraffic.com recently released an important commentary debunking the myth that rail usage is less energy-intensive than auto vehicles. The summary of the commentary as presented by Honolulutraffic: “Rail transit in New York is more energy efficient than your car. But you don’t live there. The Honolulu rail transit

Read More →

Rail and Weather Forecasters

by Panos Prevedouros Hawaii weather is meant to frustrate weather forecasters. They predicted buckets of rain for Sunday and we got next to nothing. Then they predicted next to nothing for Monday and we got buckets of rain! Speaking of weather forecasts, professor Bent Flybjerg of Oxford University places weather

Read More →

How Stimulus Spending Ruined Buffalo — Lessons for Honolulu

by Panos Prevedouros Recently Steven Manlanga of the Manhattan Institute authored “How Stimulus Spending Ruined Buffalo” in the Wall Street Journal. It describes that stimulus was the vehicle for ruining Buffalo, New York and at the core of this stimulus was none other but a light rail system:

Read More →

Urban Rail and Terrorism

By Panos Prevedouros The recent article “For Transit Agencies, Terrorists Are Moving Targets” in the magazine of the New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority raises many critical issues relating to the security of urban rail systems.

Read More →

Public Apathy “Promotes” Boondoggles

Another H-3?  The Obama Effect on the Rail Vote by Panos Prevedouros PUBLIC APATHY. It is one of the major boosters of the ridiculous Honolulu rail, according to award winning journalist and author John Fund of the Wall Street Journal. He spoke about it yesterday at the 36th annual Business

Read More →

Hannemann’s Hit Piece Disrespects Thousands of Hawaii’s Citizens

by Jamie Story By now, most Honolulu residents are aware that Mayor Mufi Hannemann purchased more than $20,000 worth of newspaper advertisements under the heading, “Getting Real on Rail.” The ads contained accusations and mischaracterizations of me, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, and a number of those who question the

Read More →

Rail Construction Delays Will Take Decades to Counterbalance

An examination of the effects of the construction Honolulu’s rail. by Panos Prevedouros One thing that the public has not understood and the City has never explained or quantified is this: The impact of construction on daily traffic flow for 6 to 12 years. Let’s say that all attempts to

Read More →

Former Gov. Cayetano Warns Current Governor Lingle: Review Environmental Impact Statement Carefully Before Authorizing Most Expensive Rail System in the Nation

by Malia Zimmerman  Former Democratic Gov. Benjamin Cayetano backed his political rival Republican Gov. Linda Lingle yesterday saying she shouldn’t rush to approve the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed $5.5 billion Honolulu rail system without first reviewing the document carefully. That may seem like common sense, but Hawaii’s most

Read More →