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Friday, May 11, 2012

"Honolulu Rail will cost a fortune we don't have..." 'Chester "Unc" Lau'

"Chester "Unc" Lau is a retired cinematographer living his Golden years on the island of Oahu, served in the Korean war as a Master Sergeant and is a practitioner of the naturist lifestyle."Unc" speaks passionately in opposition about the proposed Honolulu rail. This is currently the biggest controversy in Honolulu. Unc is in Opposition to railroad. We welcome anyone to give an opposing viewpoint...."
Improve Hawaii Transportation Without added tax or rail...    
With unrestricted car import to land short Hawaii ,traffic gridlock is inevitable.The building of the Honolulu rail will not work,because we cannot afford it and will perpetually saddle the tax payers in perpetuity for their up keeps & maintenance's .
Question? will the proponents of the rail project now ditch their cars & ride the rail instead ?



For gridlock & inconvenience in driving on Hawaii's roads,this is not only  the problem for senior drivers but for all drivers, this is 2012 & not 1912.  Oahu imports people & autos daily with our limited space ,where will you drive & where will you park ? It seems every car on the island now  needs 3 parking spaces daily,home ,office,shopping plus the over crowded streets to get to the 3 parking spaces !!!
Rail will not solve the problems,where will you park to get on rail,what if there is a labor strike on rail ? Problems are numerous,no perfect solution but we can lessen the pains on the road,what is needed are 21st century thinking's to resolve a 21st century problems . If we can resolve these traffic problem today,I and many others would gladly give up driving private cars YESTERDAY  without sacrificing our freedom to travel !!!
Facts: Besides the initial cost of an automobile with maintenance,gas ,parking,insurance & upkeep of which would amount to several thousand dollars a year with the car  in the parking position most of the time. Will you spend this much on public transportation if the system is efficient without all the headache, aggravation, parking & gridlock on the road ? 
PROPOSED SOLUTIONS : MAKE TRANSPORTATION FRIENDLY FOR ALL RIDERS ,LET PRIVATE ENTERPRISE FLOURISH WITHOUT ADDED TAX DOLLARS. GOVERNMENT TO MAKE  AND ENFORCE LAWS TO PROTECT DRIVERS & RIDERS  BY FLOODING THE ISLANDS WITH A SEA OF PRIVATE TAXIS & MINI-TAXIS (Encourage hybrid autos  or Electric cars to save gas & help the ecosystem) MAKE LAWS THAT ONE CAN FLAG DOWN A TAXI  24 HOURS A DAY ANYWHERE THAT IS SAFE, DETAIL TO BE WORKED OUT  ON PROFIT & RIDER SAFETY LIKE LICENSING  UNIFORMED DRIVERS WITH ZERO TOLERANCE  ON CRIMINAL BACK GROUND & ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAM LIKE AIRLINE PILOTS FOR TAXI DRIVERS ,LOOK AT THE PARKING SPACES & STREETS THAT CAN BE SAVED TO KEEP PRIVATE AUTOS OFF THE ROAD.
 VOLUNTARILY ,THIS WOULD CREATE MANY NEW JOBS FOR ENTREPRENEURS , RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT WOULD WELCOME THIS WITHOUT THE ADDED EXPENSES OF ADDING EXPENSIVE PARKING SPACES  !!!.   TRY IT !!!
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