Kirk Caldwell Compares Honolulu Rail to Landing on the Moon?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Better Government, Blog |

by Danny De Gracia II During last night’s mayoral debate, former Honolulu managing director Kirk Caldwell sarcastically asked retired Governor Ben Cayetano whether or not he would ask President Kennedy what his backup plan was in response to his challenge to go to the Moon. I think it’s worth reminding the former managing director of a few things: Funny Caldwell should mention going to the Moon, because the cost of a single Saturn V...

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What Has Been the Biggest Failure in Transportation in Recent History?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in Better Society, Blog |

by Panos Prevedouros A well known transportation academic posed this question recently to other transportation experts. Failure he said. You decide the criteria. Failures could be big small, but not too small and localized. I am looking for projects, systems, technologies, or policies that have been failures. To provide a response in a general way, I had to define failure in a general way. So I defined it as “the usefulness of a...

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Auto energy use is less than that of modern rail lines

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Better Society, Blog |

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 would be more energy efficient than your car when it would be coming into town in the morning...

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International / Hawai‘i Experts Will Discuss Traffic, Growth and Development

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Better Society, Blog |

Honolulu, HI – a panel of international, national and Hawai‘i experts will gather at the Mission Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm to discuss development, major infrastructure projects, transportation and offer solutions to traffic congestion on O‘ahu. The American Dream Coalition (ADC) and the Small Business Hawai‘i Educational Foundation are co-sponsoring the conference that is free to the...

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