With the 51st anniversary of the first manmade satellite being launched into orbit just around the corner, I am reminded of the days of Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin, when the world trembled at the sound of Soviet rockets. Today, we must seek to awe people once more, with the sound of our silence - with HOT Lanes for Honolulu.
With a steel wheel on steel rail system in place, Honolulu will have to hear the rocket-like roar and scream of rail twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. But with HOT Lanes, cars can move rapidly and for considerably less noise.
People don't come to Hawaii to hear the roar of rail, they come here for the solace found in Oahu's island ease. Rail is incompatible with Hawaii's brand. We need HOT Lanes, and we need Panos Prevedouros!