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Rail or Bus?: A growing Honolulu demands a high-capacity system of rail and bus

Mayoral candidates give their final pushes on transportation

By Kirk W. Caldwell

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 14, 2012

~~<p>On Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:46 a.m., I caught the Route 42 bus from Fort Weaver Road in Ewa Beach to downtown. It took me an hour-and-a-half, reaching City Hall just after 8:15 a.m. I was able to sit for a little while, but most of the time I stood. I felt bad for some older passengers who were also standing a long time. Sadly, this is probably their only way to get to and from work, and that means they spend three hours a day, every day, on the road in traffic.</p>
<p>We must do better, and simply putting more buses into already congested traffic is not a solution.</p>
~~

On Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:46 a.m., I caught the Route 42 bus from Fort Weaver Road in Ewa Beach to downtown. It took me an hour-and-a-half, reaching City Hall just after 8:15 a.m. I was able to sit for a little while, but most of the time I stood. I felt bad for some older passengers who were also standing a long time. Sadly, this is probably their only way to get to and from work, and that means they spend three hours a day, every day, on the road in traffic.

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