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This letter was emailed to the mayor on 10 August 2008 with copies to the City council, local newspapers and columnists. Dear Mayor: You posted this on your Hannemann's website link: http://www.muf…

This letter was emailed to the mayor on 10 August 2008 with copies to the City council, local newspapers and columnists.



Dear Mayor:



You posted this on your Hannemann's website link:

http://www.mufihannemann.com/fact.html





Fact Check:



LIE: Rail is Mufi's boondoggle.



TRUTH: It is the responsibility of the mayor to help solve our growing traffic problems. While Mayor Hannemann has taken the initiative and led the effort to bring… Continue

Added by Ben RAmelb on August 10, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

HOT Lanes Will Relieve Honolulu's H-1 Freeway Congestion, Rail Won't

Guest editorial-Hawaii Reporter



HOT Lanes Will Relieve Honolulu's H-1 Freeway Congestion, Rail Won't

By Ben Ramelb, 7/29/2008 10:56:08 AM



The people of West and Central Oahu want traffic relief on the state-owned H-1 freeway during morning and afternoon peak hour traffic. The city’s 2006 Alternative Analysis shows that Rail will not provide traffic relief.



The known traffic bottlenecks are at the H-1/H-2 merge and at the Middle Street merge. Since the… Continue

Added by Ben RAmelb on July 29, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Public wants traffic relief

Guest ediorial in Hawaiian Reporter



The Public Wants Traffic Relief

By Ben Ramelb, 7/25/2008 7:07:05 AM



Traffic Relief! Traffic relief! The public wants traffic relief from the mass transit system, nothing less.



University of Hawaii Professor Panos Prevedouros prepared a 2008 study which shows new bus transit ways will reduce traffic congestion on H-1 by 35 Percent, for $900 million.



The city spent $10 million for a 2006 transit study which shows… Continue

Added by Ben RAmelb on July 25, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Email Exchange with mayor Mufi Hannemann

Mayor Hannemann,



It's been a week since I responded to you and am still awaiting your answer to my letter. Please, for the financial well being of Oahu's future generations, provide your rationale for choosing Rail or hopefully, your decision to change your mind to favor separate elevated Express Busways (HOT at $900 million) to solve West Oahu's traffic congestion.



Respectfully,



Ben Ramelb P.E.

Honolulu



----- Original Message -----

From:… Continue

Added by Ben RAmelb on July 8, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Request for Independent City Auditor to audit on entire mass transit program

To: CITY AUDITOR, Leslie Tanaka, CPA.

Fax:(808) 7 68-3135





Mayor Hannemann continues to push Fixed Rail Mass Transit for West Oahu to the exclusion of considering other lower cost and more effective mass transit alternatives. The mayor further intends to start the fixed rail project prior to receiving federal funds. The mayor’s approach is to invite a financial disaster which will burden the Oahu taxpayer for many years to come.







The mayor has also… Continue

Added by Ben RAmelb on April 1, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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