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Caldwell still supports rail, won't speculate on project's future

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 01:46 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2012



Mayoral candidate Kirk Caldwell says he remains a strong supporter of the city’s delayed rail transit project but says it is premature to speculate on its future, in light of the recent state Supreme Court decision.

Caldwell is traveling with his family on the mainland and was unavailable for an interview, but issued a statement today through his campaign.

“This issue remains in the courts and it is premature to comment on what will happen with rail,” Caldwell said. “I remain a strong supporter of the rail project, as I believe it is our best option for traffic relief and modernizing Honolulu's transit infrastructure.  

“Whatever the Court decides, our traffic problems are not going to go away; I would really like to see a better option if there is one.  In the meantime, there are many other city issues that a serious mayoral candidate should be addressing.  I'm anxious to do so.”  

Caldwell is facing former Gov. Ben Cayetano on the November ballot. Cayetano has vowed to kill the $5.26 billion project if elected.

The city on Monday agreed to temporarily halt construction on the rail project apart from some short-term tasks required for an orderly shutdown.

The moves comes after the state Supreme Court ruled Friday that the State Historic Preservation Division violated its own rules by allowing the project to proceed before the survey was complete. 

The ruling also found that the special management area permit the city issued for the rail project is invalid. 

The decision sends the case back to state Circuit Court for further proceedings.







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gsc wrote:
I'm proudly voting for Gov BEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's a proven leader........
on August 28,2012 | 01:59PM
rpb96734 wrote:
Caldwell all the way!
on August 28,2012 | 02:11PM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Burn baby burn?
on August 28,2012 | 02:46PM
OldDiver wrote:
There is no other option than rail. Adding buses just makes traffic congestion worse. There is no room to build BRT. Ben Cayetano backer Cliff Slater wants to build another freeway along side the present one which is pure nuts. Ben Cayetano backer Panos Prevedouros wants to drill tunnels under Pearl Harbor and downtown Honolulu another pure nuts idea. The choices are rail or nonsense.
on August 28,2012 | 02:58PM
allie wrote:
not accurate
on August 28,2012 | 03:29PM
OldDiver wrote:
What's not accurate allie.
on August 28,2012 | 03:33PM
Fredfredburger wrote:
you...
on August 28,2012 | 04:01PM
OldDiver wrote:
How so?
on August 28,2012 | 07:10PM
what wrote:
You're not accurate because adding buses does releive traffic. Every bus on the highway represents 20-50 cars taken off the road, because the passengers aren't driving.
on August 29,2012 | 12:39AM
hybrid1 wrote:
Carlisle claims that rail result in taking off 40,000 vehicle trips daily from the road. Yes, 40,000 seems like a big number but Carlisle did not tell you that the city itself predicts that by 2030 there will approximately 4 million vehicle trips on the road. 40,000 is just 1% of the total vehicle trips. Is it worth spending $5.27 billion to reduce vehicle trips by only 1%?" ....The big question is : ...."Today's traffic is congested. What is Caldwell's plan to remove the remaining 99 percent (vehicle trips), mainly at the bottlenecks at the H-1/H- merge, the Middle St. merge and the pm Halawa merge?".....Will Caldwell spend another $7 to 14 Billion for another rail?............ ( The BRT will eliminate the H-1 bottlenecks with 200 to 600 express buses using the express lanes. (Feds fund 80% for new bus purchases).
on August 28,2012 | 04:48PM
OldDiver wrote:
There is no room to build BRT. Oahu will not be elligible for BRT funds unless nearly the entire route is dug up to move the water and electrical utilities and the street reinforced. Talk about an iwi problem not to mention the mess construction mess it will make.
on August 28,2012 | 09:42PM
OldDiver wrote:
BRT will not be eligible for federal funding unless the water and electrical utilities are moved and the streets reinforced. Can you spell billions. The problem with most people including Ben Cayetano is they believe BRT is simply an enhanced bus system.
on August 28,2012 | 09:46PM
Bumby wrote:
Oldie but not goodie. If you are talking rail will make a little improvement to our traffic problem I can believe that. If you are saying that rail will be a major infrastructure to reducing our traffic I do not believe that. What about lunch time traffic on our highway between Fort Shafter and UH off ramp. Will that be gone when rail is completed? I do not think so. What about the traffic from Moanalua Hills, airport via duct and the H3 all merging into H1 up to the area of Leewar Community College? Did you not take notice that after that are of the split H1 and H2 traffic flows pretty good. By the way olddriver are you catching the bus now to help getting people to not take their cars to their destination and help create less cars on the road?
on August 28,2012 | 03:32PM
OldDiver wrote:
Bumby the only person who is talking about rail as a solution to traffic congestion is guess who! Ben "half truth" Cayetano. The city never said rail will solve traffic congestion. Civil Beat did a fact check and found Ben "liar" Cayetano's claim was false. Name me an alternative to rail. That's all I am asking of Ben "no-plans' Cayetano.
on August 28,2012 | 03:38PM
Bumby wrote:
Oldie there are so many ideas people have shared as alternatives. I am sure good old Ben will research many ideas and come up with a plan. Although he may not be able to finish it, if viable our people and the next leader will be behind it because it will make sense. If the city is saying that the rail was not to eliviate traffic why in the first place build such and expensive system? Oh yeah by the way do you ride the bus as your primary means of transportation?
on August 28,2012 | 04:20PM
OldDiver wrote:
Name one.
on August 28,2012 | 07:10PM
luvshawaii wrote:
I could've sworn the city and cohorts, like yourself OD, said rail will solve traffic congestion. Come on now.
on August 28,2012 | 04:49PM
hybrid1 wrote:
The year 2030 West Oahu commuter DEMAND is 15,000 people per peak hour above the existing highway capacity according to the City's Alternative Analysis. ...................... The reckless $7 Billion rail carries only 3,000 people per hour (70% Standees) so this leaves a shortfall of 12,000 west Oahu commuters per hour which will still need transportation to downtown via H-1 freeway, Moanalua Hwy and Kam hwy............ ...........By comparison, a single, 2,000 vehicle capacity HIGHWAY LANE or zipper lane can easily move 600 buses per hour which represents 24,000 people , (equivalent to 20,000 cars per hour which frees up 10 freeway lanes). ........................ Competition for freeway lanes will be eliminated when BRT Buses only are used from all points on Oahu and without rail...............................The FEDS fund 80% for new buses. ................................ Express buses will travel non-stop from each Leeward town to downtown for total $40 million. .................... Ben will restore bus cuts and increase the bus numbers to meet commuter demand.
on August 28,2012 | 04:51PM
Denominator wrote:
Well wake up. There's not going to be a train. One alternative to the train is NO TRAIN. That's where we are starting from now. NO TRAIN. Nothing is a better option than the train.
on August 28,2012 | 04:54PM
akuman808 wrote:
OD, please take your pro rail meds and take a nap. Your continuing nightmare is seeing Ben elected as the new mayor in your dreams This ruling is devasting for you and the other choo choo chasers.
on August 28,2012 | 05:55PM
Bumby wrote:
By the way you are a good propaganda spinner oldie san. However lots of time you do not make sense.
on August 28,2012 | 04:40PM
hybrid1 wrote:
FACTS:............Rail carries only 3000 commuters per hour one way. .................. 600 buses,(80% funded by Feds) will carry 24,000 commuters per hour and can travelfrom each town to downtown via the zipper lane which has a capacity of 2,000 buses per hour............Bottom line: Ben's BRT will cost $60 million for new buses and zero cost for new highways compared with the $7 Billion rail............Simple as that.
on August 28,2012 | 04:43PM
hybrid1 wrote:
The year 2030 West Oahu commuter DEMAND is 15,000 people per peak hour above the existing highway capacity according to the City's Alternative Analysis. ...................... The reckless $7 Billion rail carries only 3,000 people per hour (70% Standees) so this leaves a shortfall of 12,000 west Oahu commuters per hour which will still need transportation to downtown via H-1 freeway, Moanalua Hwy and Kam hwy............ ...........By comparison, a single, 2,000 vehicle capacity HIGHWAY LANE or zipper lane can easily move 600 buses per hour which represents 24,000 people , (equivalent to 20,000 cars per hour which frees up 10 freeway lanes). ........................ Competition for freeway lanes will be eliminated when BRT Buses only are used from all points on Oahu and without rail...............................The FEDS fund 80% for new buses. ................................ Express buses will travel non-stop from each Leeward town to downtown for total $40 million. .................... Ben will restore bus cuts and increase the bus numbers to meet commuter demand.
on August 28,2012 | 05:02PM
allie wrote:
same here. I cannot trust caldwell.
on August 28,2012 | 03:29PM
Wazdat wrote:
Ben is da man for da job. Caldwell is whats WRONG with this city.
on August 28,2012 | 05:36PM
shoogz wrote:
Agreed.
on August 28,2012 | 07:36PM
EducatedLocalBoy wrote:
Now that the Hawaiians have stopped the rail, Ben Cayetano's jfunction has been served so we don't need him as Mayor. His one issue has been solved.
on August 28,2012 | 06:23PM
OB1NONO_ME wrote:
Put down the pipe.
on August 28,2012 | 06:54PM
SandBar wrote:
"... our best option for traffic relief ..." I guess it's back to rail as a traffic solution.
on August 28,2012 | 02:08PM
hybrid1 wrote:
The year 2030 West Oahu commuter DEMAND is 15,000 people per peak hour above the existing highway capacity according to the City's Alternative Analysis............................ With 64 seats, the two-car trains supposedly have room for 254 standing passengers. But that’s at “crush capacity,” which is far more crowded than Americans are willing to accept.................... Assuming the city increases the seating to 76 seats, actual loads are likely to be limited to a total of about 150 to 200 people per train. At a maximum of 20 trains an hour in each direction, the line will be able to move about 3,000 to 4,000 people per hour inbound in the morning and a similar number outbound in the afternoon. .....................................By comparison, a highway lane can easily move 600 buses per hour, and at 40 seats per bus that represents 24,000 people per hour, none of them having to stand.
on August 28,2012 | 05:00PM
honopic wrote:
"Caldwell is traveling with his family on the mainland and was unavailable for an interview." Wot? Is he riding a train somewhere, and his cell phone no work?
on August 28,2012 | 02:22PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Maya' cell phone ring tone goes bong...bong....bong....
on August 28,2012 | 03:35PM
hikine wrote:
Hey, if I was on vacation I wouldn't want to be disturbed spending quality time with my family. Caldwell is not a city official yet and has no obligation to answer his phone.
on August 28,2012 | 04:24PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Yeah, you wouldn't want something as minor as a campaign for Mayor to intrude on your snuggly time.
on August 28,2012 | 06:02PM
inverse wrote:
After the bong lighting fiasco that made national news, including a blog on the Huffington post, I have a feeling the prestigous and highly selective east coast school is having second thoughts in accepting a bong smoking, political property destroying troublemaker. 'Aint' no vacation for daddy if the trip is to save the person from getting kicked out before even starting. This is not personal, but I have ZERO sympathy for this ADULT aged person who completely brought this situation upon themself.
on August 29,2012 | 02:19AM
Ripoff wrote:
Ben's going to purchase more busses..maybe add a few more lanes to H1, H2, and H3. Residents will also have the option of catching a ferry that will take them to a harbor closest to work. LoL
on August 28,2012 | 02:25PM
OldDiver wrote:
Make those flying buses.
on August 28,2012 | 03:44PM
Fredfredburger wrote:
No flying cars like the Jetsons.
on August 28,2012 | 04:04PM
Denominator wrote:
The train was only going to help by 1% anyway. No one will be able to tell the difference in the traffic with or without it. So who cares? NO TRAIN IS FINE!
on August 28,2012 | 04:56PM
hybrid1 wrote:
200 express buses will easily fit in the zipper lane which has a capacity of 2,000 buses per hour. ................ .In-town, only .50 buses per hour are needed and will easily fit in each of the five lanes of King St and Beretania St which EACH lane has a capacity of 1,000 buses per hour........The BRT will take only a single lane on Beretania and King Street which are one-way streets............................ 200 buses will remove 8,300 cars off of the freeway and streets and free up 4 freeway lanes. No traffic congestion with buses. ............ FACT: ...The $7 Billion rail will worsen congestion at the H-1 bottleneck merges by over 500%. source -Table 3-12 of the City's Alternative Analysis....
on August 28,2012 | 05:05PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on August 28,2012 | 02:32PM
OldDiver wrote:
Agreed, it's Kirk Caldwell or Ben "Titanic" Cayetano.
on August 28,2012 | 03:00PM
mcc wrote:
Caldwell contributed to this mess that Mufi, Caldwell and Peter help perpetuate. Rush, rush, rush, costs us more money.
on August 28,2012 | 03:15PM
allie wrote:
yup
on August 28,2012 | 03:29PM
Wazdat wrote:
AGREE...voting for BEN
on August 28,2012 | 05:38PM
OB1NONO_ME wrote:
He was one of the guys at the helm that led us into this mess. Good riddance to Mufi - Peter - hopefully Kirk, and the entire bunch at Honolulu Hale.
on August 28,2012 | 06:57PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Nobody care what you do NoLiveNanakuli.
on August 28,2012 | 07:00PM
inverse wrote:
The guy cannot even 'right his own ship' at home, what makes you think the guy can properly run a city?? Bongo might be subconsiously crying out for attention given poppy spends so much time on a personal career. Paraphrasing John Malkovich in the movie In The Line of Fire, they write books about stuff like this.
on August 29,2012 | 02:38AM
inverse wrote:
In all seriousness, poppy should really listen to the lyrics of Harry Chapin's song Cat in the Cradle. Excerpt
"I've long since retired, my son's moved away, I called him up just the other day
I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind", He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time"
on August 29,2012 | 03:20AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Has WWIII started yet?
on August 28,2012 | 02:43PM
OB1NONO_ME wrote:
I just saw a one armed bandit heading for the bunkers.
on August 28,2012 | 06:58PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Think so...
on August 28,2012 | 07:00PM
AKULEMAN wrote:
Caldwell is a one of those guy supported by the PRP's White interest group; I can't see myself voting for a weakling. He had all the opportunity while he was the City Managing Director to fix the sewers and other C&C infrastructure problems; nothing happened.
on August 28,2012 | 02:52PM
OldDiver wrote:
False, The city is in compliance with the Federal sewer consent decree.
on August 28,2012 | 03:40PM
AKULEMAN wrote:
False, although the compliant is there as you assumed, while he was the City Managing Director, the C&C sewers and other infrastructure were a mess. He should have proved his potential then to correct the mess. But .... none.
on August 28,2012 | 04:24PM
OldDiver wrote:
False again, the sewers were not funded for thirty years before Mufi. In his first year he secured $1.5 billion to begin repairs. You your homework son.
on August 28,2012 | 07:13PM
hybrid1 wrote:
The city will fail to comply with the sewer consent decree because Carlisle transferred $450 million from the sewer funds.....................FACT: The City took $244,000,000.00 from the Handivan and The Bus maintenance fund to spend on building (not maintaining) the train.........................FACT:The city is already cutting bus routes and services due to "lack of funds"................. Fact: The rail project is currently trying to raid the City of Honolulu's $450,000,000.00 line of credit intended for sewer repairs
on August 28,2012 | 05:09PM
Rapanui00 wrote:
Caldwell is part of the "machine" he has no chance at being elected and should just give it up even being backed by all our local union thugs. Here's the three reasons rail is finished 1. Cayetano victory which is inevitable 2. Burial issue which will cost tens of millions and affect poor Inouye not getting his precious 1.5 billion 3. Federal case - the judge now has a clear vision and mandate to shut this insane public works project down for good I hope all of you who are making your fortunes off the "rail" look for another scheme. GAMES UP
on August 28,2012 | 03:47PM
Fredfredburger wrote:
Here, here I second that motion. The city doesn't know what the heck is going on. Good grief Charlie Brown.
on August 28,2012 | 04:07PM
Wazdat wrote:
AGREE ...voting for BEN
on August 28,2012 | 05:39PM
OldDiver wrote:
Yeah right. The pay-for-play machine. Cayetano's buddies made millions after he gave them huge contracts to build Kapolei.
on August 28,2012 | 07:15PM
pakeheat wrote:
Prove it OldDiver, you never did so far, LOL.
on August 28,2012 | 09:23PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
The unions own Caldwell, he'll do what they tell him to just like all the other good old boys at the legislature. The ultimate special interest group.
on August 28,2012 | 08:30PM
Wazdat wrote:
AGREE. BEN is da man ...
on August 28,2012 | 05:38PM
Oahuan wrote:
The problem is that the rail supporters are banking only on rail to relieve the traffic congestion. Since the State is studying Oahu's highways and freeways, it would make more sense and with quicker results to find ways to engineer our streets and freeways to better to maximize the flow of traffic. Add more lanes, install more off ramps to allow cars to exit the freeways and lessen the congestion; redesigned one way streets; etc..... This way you have an solution to the traffic where EVERYONE can use and benefit from the improvements.
on August 28,2012 | 03:15PM
OldDiver wrote:
Another falsehood. No one who is for rail is saying that. What we are saying is where is your plan. Or where is Ben's plan.
on August 28,2012 | 03:41PM
Oahuan wrote:
I just told you "plan". OPEN YOUR EYES AND READ!
on August 28,2012 | 06:47PM
Bumby wrote:
Good points Oahuan.............. There are alternatives to building above ground too. Extending the via duct all the way to Atkinson Blvd. traveling over Nimitz and Ala Moana Blvd. which will be a major assistance to traffic flow. This will divert some traffic from the Lunalilo Freeway which also needs to be restructured and widened. Again widening the H1 from Pearl City to the fork of H1 and H2 going west. More work to the local people and federal funding from the US govt. No profit for guys trying to sell us a train and its ammenities.
on August 28,2012 | 03:54PM
OldDiver wrote:
Why didn't Cayetano fix those problems when he was Governor? Kinda late to be complaining eh Ben?
on August 28,2012 | 07:18PM
hybrid1 wrote:
..........Here's your permanent "H-4" solution :.Build Kamehameha and Nimitz Flyovers which will provide bypass routes for the Middle St and H-1/H-2 bottlenecks. .................. The cost for the Kam and Nimitz Flyovers is estimated at less than $1 Billion which would be funded by FHWA (80 percent - $800 million) and Honolulu (20 percent- $200 million). FHWA typically funds 80 percent of highway projects like H-1, H-2, H-3. ....................The Flyovers will carry 22,000 commuters per hour compared with only 4,000 commuters (70% standees) per hour for the $7 Billion Rail. .................. The Kamehameha HOV(2) Flyover is a 4-mile reversible, elevated, three-lane structure over the median of Kamehameha Highway from LCC to the Aloha Stadium. ............................The Nimitz HOV(2) Flyover is a 3-mile, reversible, elevated , 3-lane structure over the median of Nimitz Highway from Keehi Lagoon to Hotel St/Alakea St/Halekauwila St.................... The Flyover would be built similar to the Tampa Elevated three-lane Reversible HOV as described in- http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/172 ..................... The Tampa Reversible, elevated actual cost was $43 Million per mile. in year 2005. ....................... The cost for the Rail from Kapolei to Waipahu is $82 million per mile for the fixed guideway, including rail station platforms.
on August 28,2012 | 05:11PM
Wazdat wrote:
AGREE...our family of 5 is Voting for BEN
on August 28,2012 | 05:40PM
mcc wrote:
Ben gets my vote! He will create jobs by fixing our roads, sewers, water mains, schools, etc. Go Ben go!
on August 28,2012 | 03:17PM
allie wrote:
me too!
on August 28,2012 | 03:30PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
We all do, hon
on August 28,2012 | 03:36PM
OldDiver wrote:
And where is Ben going to get the money to fix anything. It won't come from the rail fund. If Ben wants to do anything he will have to raise your property taxes. That is a fact.
on August 28,2012 | 03:42PM
Fredfredburger wrote:
And where is the $s for the rail coming from.....helllllooooo.... me & you.
on August 28,2012 | 04:14PM
AKULEMAN wrote:
Where is the factual proof so that the bloggers can justify the soundness of this rhetoric.
on August 28,2012 | 04:26PM
OldDiver wrote:
Ditto!
on August 28,2012 | 07:18PM
hybrid1 wrote:
The 1/2% GET can be used for the Fixed transit BRT and will only use $500 million, not $5 Billion........ Left overfunds will be used for sewers, water and highway improvements after Ben and Neil negotiate on its use.........No additional property taxes required. Vote for Ben to reduce taxes and improve the sewers/infrastructure!
on August 28,2012 | 05:17PM
dsl wrote:
So since you have all the answers OD, how will Caldwell fix the sewers and water lines? Where's he getting the billions?
on August 28,2012 | 05:25PM
OB1NONO_ME wrote:
Says who? You and your law breaking buddies? The funds may have been earmarked for rail via legislation, and through the magic of future legislation, can be available for other uses. Quit blowing bubbles as if you know what can and cannot be done.
on August 28,2012 | 07:04PM
hikine wrote:
He didn't do that last time he was in office, what makes you think it'll be different this time around?
on August 28,2012 | 04:27PM
OldDiver wrote:
Ben's supporters aren't thinking.
on August 28,2012 | 07:19PM
paytheline wrote:
All the polititians who let the rail project come this far should be put in jail for gross negligence and abuse of our public funds for not following the required processes. Bachi for getting exposed for taking short-cuts.
on August 28,2012 | 03:55PM
Wazdat wrote:
AGREE..Voting for BEN
on August 28,2012 | 05:41PM
bleedgreen wrote:
With rail no longer on the agenda, the votes may swing towards Caldwell.
on August 28,2012 | 04:18PM
luvshawaii wrote:
Why is rail no longer on the agenda?
on August 28,2012 | 04:55PM
kumasachi wrote:
Kirk Caldwell is toast! Maya was one of his campaign supporters and didn't even make a public apology to Ben Cayetano for burning his campaign signs. How come Kirk didn't do something about what happened and make a public apology to Ben on behalf of his daughter? He said that he would have a father to daughter talk about this ephisode. Ya right- Go Ben Do no matter how many signs his supporters burn...................
on August 28,2012 | 04:56PM
PCWarrior wrote:
Maybe she was too buzzed from the bong to apologize.
on August 28,2012 | 07:01PM
Wazdat wrote:
WHAT ? Voting for BEN. Caldwell is toast and will NEVER get elected again like MoFEE and Carliar.
on August 28,2012 | 05:42PM
hikine wrote:
Previous performances of Ben Cayetano while in office wasn't stellar and it's back to the old boys network of bribery and lies if he's elected. The Carlisle and Abercrombie administration jumped the gun by pushing the rail without proper due diligence and because Senator Inouye hinted that Hawaii might lose the funding if they didn't start the rail. Now millions are wasted because of these MISTAKES and we tax payers are going to pay for it for years to come meanwhile our sewers and roadways are in disrepair!
on August 28,2012 | 04:19PM
hybrid1 wrote:
Governor Ben : • Pushed through one of the biggest state personal income tax reductions in the nation at the time • Reduced the size and growth of state government to less than the inflation rate • Established the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority • Implemented civil service reform • Built a record number of public schools • Built a record number of homes for Native Hawaiian homesteaders • Developed the Hawai‘i Convention Center to boost tourism • Started the Hawai‘i State Art Museum • Began construction of the new John A. Burns School of Medicine and research center for the University of Hawai‘i • Kept his promise to make public education his highest priority by sparing schools from budget cuts at the expense of other state departments • Ordered the State Attorney General to investigate the Bishop Estate, an $11 billion trust fund set up for the benefit and education of Hawaiian children • When Hawaii’s economy rebounded in 1999, Ben promoted growth in new areas to further diversify the economy • Created the nation’s first state-funded after-school Plus (A )in 1989.
on August 28,2012 | 05:20PM
false wrote:
Wimpy Caldwell is out of town, as the city burns thanks to daughter Maya Caldwell. Still can't understand why SA neglected to run the burning story whereas every other media in town did so. SA bias against Cayetano -- of course. Dave Shapiro is the only SA commentator that tells it like it is and I admire him for it. Your SA editorials and wimpy endorsements are a joke!
on August 28,2012 | 04:23PM
Bumby wrote:
Why not be a reporter and give us this story. Enquiring minds want to know.
on August 28,2012 | 04:47PM
Wazdat wrote:
AGREE..what up SA, dont want to make those ads of caldwell seem STUPID
on August 28,2012 | 05:43PM
OldDiver wrote:
David Shapiro is Ben's mouth piece.
on August 28,2012 | 07:20PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
OD..... you must have a serious financial interest in this crooked rail project huh. Even if Caldwell somehow gets elected, rail will die in the courts like the super ferry did. Deja Vu!
on August 28,2012 | 08:36PM
Bumby wrote:
Any company who sues our city because of the rail situation should not. Why, because you are suing us the taxpayers of Oahu. If these company should, shame on you for trying to get more money from us.
on August 28,2012 | 04:44PM
OB1NONO_ME wrote:
The city has already funded their attorneys in preparation for the flood of lawsuits.
on August 28,2012 | 07:06PM
luvshawaii wrote:
Cayetano for mayor! Rail must be a no go. Oahu must be preserved as the Hawaiian island that it is.
on August 28,2012 | 04:47PM
Denominator wrote:
The train is dead. Time to bury the remnants and the culprits of this ill-advised boondoggle.
on August 28,2012 | 04:58PM
stevelaudig wrote:
Candidate Caldwell's refusal, or inability, to publicly speculate [you know he has privately intensely speculated [or paid someone to speculate for him] with his political gang] disqualifies him from serious consideration as a candidate.
on August 28,2012 | 05:19PM
Wazdat wrote:
Yes Caldwell is not worthy of being mayor. Ben is da man.
on August 28,2012 | 05:44PM
Oahuan wrote:
Caldwell is a wimp and will let the unions walk all over him.
on August 28,2012 | 06:50PM
shoogz wrote:
Yup, he sold his soul to the unions.
on August 28,2012 | 07:47PM
niimi wrote:
From my former union's perspective Caldwell is a great lackey. He's easy for us to manipulate.
on August 28,2012 | 07:10PM
pakeheat wrote:
Like a puppet on a string? LOL
on August 28,2012 | 09:27PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Gong!!!! bye bye ripoff rail
on August 28,2012 | 08:24PM
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