Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Bus System

This has been used very efficiently in the past on this island. So much so that many people living on the Waianae Coast would occasionally take the "C" bus to town, rather than buck the traffic on the freeway. Now that is essentially the goal throughout the world, to get people off their cars and onto public transportation. They cannot build more freeways and the congestion in the cities is terrible.

"The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable."

But you are not going to that when you make it uncomfortable to ride public transportation as the Caldwell administration has made it on Oahu. But he was elected by the Rail Disaster Party. They have cut the buses and the public's name for the buses is now "cattle cars." And a Rail System would be even worse in convenience. For now you can still get the bus right around the corner where  you always got it.

The Articulated bus, the perfect answer for the users of
Public Transportation. Too successful so they cut them
down.  Oahu coulda been a contendah again. Yes,
we know, the Rail Calamity. It's the dough, Flo. 

Now, in practice and doing very well in China, South America and Europe is the Bi-Articulated bus for cities up to two million. That is a bus with two tandems instead of one and capable of having 100 cars missing from right in front of them. The drivers are "sitting" in the bus.

The Rail Crooks are trying desperately to keep the users and the legislators in the dark about these buses. One tenth the cost of the rail, five times the efficiency. It's the bread, Fred.

The best substitute for the rail and exceeding the efficiency threefold would be the simple replacement of the C, and the #40 bus with Articulated buses. They have long runs with few curves to maneuver. Then the icing on the cake would be the replacement with articulated buses in the morning and evening runs of the #91, 92, 93 and 94. I can get the #93 bus at 3:00 pm at the Alapai Transit Center and be home in Nanakuli by 4:00 pm. There ain't a rail in the world that is going to beat that.

This Industrial Park already in Waipio and very successful.
With five or six of these from Waipahu to Waianae, there
would be no need for a Rail mess or the Articulated buses.
And I coulda been home in twenty minutes.

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