Earlier today I was interviewed by BBC at the Hawaii Public Radio studio about the contribution of rail spending to the bankruptcy of Greece. I have reported to you both the Economist (2011) and the New York Times (2009) coverage.
Greece’s rail extravaganza was about $13 Billion for 11 million… Continue
Added by Panos Prevedouros on May 9, 2012 at 2:29pm —
Dear Friends, Campaign Volunteers and Supporters, Continue
I would like you to be the first to know that I do not plan to run for Mayor of Honolulu in 2012.
We need to join forces and defeat the rail boondoggle in the courts. Good policies, good solutions, and sound budgets cannot be achieved with a permanent multi-billion dollar eyesore that will be fraught with construction, installation, operation and financing problems for decades.
Added by Panos Prevedouros on December 30, 2011 at 3:51pm —
Dear FriendI’d like to thank you for supporting my last campaign.
Though our last campaign was not successful we started to spread the message that Oahu’s transportation issues can be addressed without spending five billion dollars or more than $15,000 per family on Oahu.
We have seen already that Peter Carlisle has become a ONE ISSUE mayor. His sole purpose seems to be to build rail at any cost. While he is making multiple trips to Washington DC… Continue
Added by Panos Prevedouros on June 3, 2011 at 5:14pm —
I know you are busy this holiday season and you are fed up with rail info but you really cannot afford to ignore the state's financial report on the rail. Here is your brief.
The purpose of the report is not to say whether rail is good or not. The report explains what the proposed rail will cost and how it compares to others. The decision is ours.
First it's important to mention the impeccable reputation and expert subject knowledge of the primary authors of the report… Continue
Added by Panos Prevedouros on December 8, 2010 at 1:50pm —
First was the 2009 Jacob's risk analysis report comissioned by the FTA. It said this:
At the present stage of pre-Preliminary Engineering, one can be 90% confident that the proposed project will cost between 5.2 and 10.2 billion dollars (Figure 1-1, page 1-10 of Jacobs report.) Once PE is done and the project enters Final Design, then its price tag is expected to narrow: The project will have a 90% chance of being built for a budget ranging between 4.8 and 8.1 billion… Continue
Added by Panos Prevedouros on December 3, 2010 at 9:53am —
For second time in a row, we run the most cost effective campaign, according to this excerpted Civil Beat analysis:
Carlisle beat acting mayor Kirk Caldwell, also 57, who trailed Carlisle with 34.6 percent of votes. Engineer Panos Prevedouros, 48, drew 18.9 percent of votes. City Councilman Rod Tam earned 1.4 percent of votes.
spent $429,535 on his campaign, meaning he spent an average of $5.71… Continue
Added by Panos Prevedouros on November 12, 2010 at 3:15pm —
Please vote NO on the City Charter Amendment for Transit Authority.
Here is why:
PURPOSE OF AUTHORITY -- To manage a complex multi-city or multi-county transit system with multiple bus systems and rail lines.IS IT GOOD FOR OAHU?
-- We are one city and county. We have TheBus and one possible rail line. We have a very simple structure for our transit. The proposed Transit Authority is totally NOT… Continue
Added by Panos Prevedouros on October 18, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Did Momentum Give Prevedouros a Final Push?Civil BeatBy Michael Levine on 09/21/2010
A Civil Beat analysis of election results shows anti-rail mayoral hopeful Panos Prevedouros gained ground in every district between early voting and election day.
All told, Prevedouros came in third in the race… Continue
Added by Vote Panos on September 21, 2010 at 10:00am —
Oh, the anguish!
If we are SO frustrated out here, it must be even more so for you and your family.
You, your family and supporters have put so much into this.
We have never been more informed about how the city works in these past 2 years than all the 30+ years of voting!!!
and truly, truly appreciate all the valuable intelligent information. We now know the questions to ask!
We hope you are able to take a moment to breathe...let us know what can happen… Continue
Added by Cheryl M. Nakagawa on September 19, 2010 at 2:17pm —
a vote for panos is a vote for:
... (new) (real) change
...the next generation
...action not just talk
Added by arish riordan on September 17, 2010 at 6:31pm —
AT THIS MOMENT OUR CITY AND STATE …
1. IS $140 MILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT. RANKED AS THE 5TH MOST BANKRUPT CITY
(article in Business Insider.com –
Added by jeff hino on September 17, 2010 at 1:59pm —
Honolulu needs an engineer for it's next mayor…
Added by Nancy Nagamine on September 17, 2010 at 12:27pm —
A VOTE F
A VOTE FOR PANOS IS A VOTE FOR:
P- POT HOLE REPAIRS - WHICH HE WILL DO ENGINEER STYLE.
A- APTITUDE- SOMETHING HE HAS LOT'S OF TO GET THE JOB DONE.
N- NO RAIL- WHICH HE WILL SEE THROUGH TILL IT'S END.
O- OBLIGATION- ONLY TO YOU, THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY & COUNTY OF HONOLULU.
S- SINCERITY- WITH TRUSTING CARE; IN QUIETNESS AND CONFIDENCE HE WILL LEAD… Continue
Added by jeff hino on September 17, 2010 at 10:00am —
Got your attention? Now a question? What mode of mass transportation takes advantage of highways that cost nothing to build, or maintain, do not require people or businesses to re-locate, has far less of a carbon foot print, little if any impact on the environment, and has zero traffic jams? Oh yes, costs far, far less then the rail project? Give up?… Continue
Added by B. Willauer on September 17, 2010 at 3:06am —
1. our children
2. smart growth
3. the environment
4. "right sized" government
5. smooth roads
6. smart and affordable solutions to tough problems
7. more local jobs
8. happier commutes!
Added by Mark Torreano on September 16, 2010 at 11:05pm —
Hawaii and the island of Oahu has a great history of doing things badly. Maybe by accident, maybe unintentional, but still the tax payer keeps paying the price for the politician's blunders.
Remember when the city purchased the pot hole fix-it truck only to find out later that it required an expensive type of asphalt that we didn't have. The city abandoned the idea, sold the truck at a huge loss, and decided to keep the pot holes. Trust me,… Continue
Added by Joshua Fish on September 16, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Announcing our new official Headquarters!
There is no need for Volunteers to visit King Street office, all volunteer supplies available are at this new address.
Geoffrey hours - still remain the same (12noon - 4pm)
Please follow simple rules of conduct
while we use their
facilities. Tenants are still conducting
business in the rear office space of the showroom. They periodically
have visitors,… Continue
Added by Craig Maeshiro on September 16, 2010 at 12:42am —
PANOS PREVEDOUROS MAYOR 2010Contact Panos Prevedouros 383-5006
Panos Prevedouros to hold press conference today immediately following voting at Honolulu Hale.
When: 2:30 PM Today, immediately following Panos voting at Honolulu Hale
Property Tax Building. > 300 feet from Honolulu Hale, 558 S. King > MAP
PETER CARLISLE and… Continue
Added by Vote Panos on September 15, 2010 at 12:30pm —
September 15, 2010
STATEMENT FROM MAYORAL CANDIDATE PANOS PREVEDOUROS + TEAM PANOS
on ED CASE
Contact: Peter Kay Campaign Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org , 312-436-1941
Panos is available for interviews. Contact him directly at 383-5006
Following the debate Tuesday evening and immediately following the news broadcast where Panos Prevedouros was declared the debate winner in the stations' online poll (74%), failed congressional… Continue
Added by Vote Panos on September 15, 2010 at 11:30am —
THE CONDITIONS OF U.S. CITIES AT THE MOMENT REQUIRE THAT WE ELECT AN ENGINEER RATHER THAN A POLITICIAN. MR. PREVODOUROS HAS THE CAPABILITIES AND THE REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE THAT IS NECESSARY FOR HONOLULUS FUTURE DEVELOPEMENT AND STATUS.
THE FACT THAT MR. PREVODOUROS HAS DIRECT KNOWLEDGE OF MAJOR PUBLIC PROJECTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND U.S. CITIES WILL ONLY HELP MR PREVODOUROS IN HIS DECISIONS AS MAYOR.
MANY POLITICIANS ARE NOT WILLING TO LOOK… Continue
Added by HAROLD GEORGIOU on September 14, 2010 at 1:56pm —