Panos Prevedouros for Mayor
For immediate release
August 17, 2010
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Peter Carlisle admits rail is fiscally irresponsible See it
Honolulu, Hawaii- August 17th, 2010
At a debate last night (Hawaii Public Radio) Panos Prevedouros
explained to former prosecuting attorney Peter Carlisle:
"The rail EIS estimates that rail will remove about 40,000 car
trips (not cars) per day. On average, each car makes about 6 trips
per day. Therefore, by the city's own estimates, the rail project
will remove fewer than 7,000 cars from the streets. At a cost of
nearly $6 billion, this means that rail will cost nearly $1 million
per car removed from the road."
Prevedouros asked Carlisle, "How fiscally responsible is
Mr. Carlisle's response: "It's not."
Only a politician can say that he values fiscal responsibility on
one hand yet turn right around at the same debate forum and admit
the rail project he strongly supports is not fiscally responsible.
Watch the YouTube of this exchange.
-According to the city, each train can carry 300 people, and during
the peak times, there is expected to be one train every 3 minutes,
for a total of 6,000 people per hour on the peak direction. It is
important to note that 4,000 of these 6,000 passengers will be
Managed freeway lanes, such as HOT lanes, are designed to carry
2000 vehicles per hour per lane at free flow speeds, and since they
carry express busses and high occupancy vehicles, the average
occupancy would be well over 3 people per vehicle, for a total of
6,000 people per hour per lane. (All of them seated.)
Rail has the capacity of about one HOT lane. If Honolulu builds
three reversible managed lanes the capacity advantage of the
managed lanes is obvious.
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