Editorial | Letters Letter: Compare auto, bus traffic on West Side Sept. 22, 2023 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The long-awaited figures on rail usage finally came out: Fewer than 4,000 travelers a day means less than 2,000 people use the train, assuming they are making round trips. Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. The long-awaited figures on rail usage finally came out: Fewer than 4,000 travelers a day means less than 2,000 people use the train, assuming they are making round trips. I’ll bet nearly all those riders were former bus riders. I’d like to see the figures on bus usage from the West Side. I’ll bet the number decreased correspondingly. The justification for the rail was not to be a substitute for bus usage, but to convert the environmentally harmful automobile traffic to the rail. How about comparing changes in auto and bus traffic since the rail began, to enable us to do a proper true evaluation of the value of the rail? Bob Karman Hawaii Kai EXPRESS YOURSELF The Honolulu Star-Advertiser welcomes all opinions. Want your voice to be heard? Submit a letter to the editor. >> Write us: We welcome letters up to 150 words, and guest columns of 500-600 words. We reserve the right to edit for clarity and length. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. >> Mail: Letters to the Editor, Honolulu Star-Advertiser 7 Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana, Suite #7-500 Honolulu, HI 96813 >> Contact: 529-4831 (phone), email@example.com, staradvertiser.com/editorial/submit-letter Previous Story Letter: B.J. Penn should speak out against bullying Next Story Column: E akahele i ka ‘ai kini ‘ūhā pua‘a?