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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Panos: Anti-Mask Rhetoric Absurd
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:06 AM :: 1844 Views :: COVID-19

...The anti-mask rhetoric has become absurd: We all know that decades of use of masks by doctors, nurses and the Japanese did not asphyxiate them, and did not turn them into communist peons or face covering Muslims....

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Friday, May 8, 2020
Letter to Governor to Open Up Small Business and Interisland Air Travel
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:40 PM :: 1377 Views :: Economy, Tourism, COVID-19

...there is no such thing as non-essential business when it comes to generating jobs and taxes for the state....

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Monday, May 4, 2020
Why Did Gov. Ige Lock Hawaii Down Till May 31?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:12 AM :: 2378 Views :: COVID-19

...Hawaii's governor has taken caution and conservatism to an unusual level....

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Friday, April 17, 2020
Who's Going to Ride Rail with COVID?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:44 AM :: 1386 Views :: Rail, COVID-19

...How many people will be willing to use a mode of transportation where others breathe, sneeze and cough 2-3 feet from their face....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Panos: First Call to Plan for Re-opening the Local Economy in Hawaii
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:12 PM :: 1713 Views :: Economy, COVID-19

...some specific steps to re-open sectors of our local economy at specific dates given the tiny rate of infections and hospitalizations in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Coronavirus: Light at the End of the Tunnel
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:25 AM :: 1070 Views :: COVID-19

...New cases will peak at the very end of April....

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
More Reasons to End HART Rail at Middle Street
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:09 PM :: 1484 Views :: Rail

...Next mayor will have mountains of problems, but a mere molehill of money to pay for them....

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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Uber's Days Are Numbered
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:05 PM :: 1870 Views :: Small Business

...Their only "survival" option is to downsize by a factor of at least 10....

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Panos: Some Ways To Stop The Exodus To The Mainland
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:02 AM :: 3016 Views :: Economy, Cost of Living

...For decades now, the young ones have heard this message loud and clear....

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Thursday, May 2, 2019
How Clean Is Your Electric Vehicle?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:27 AM :: 3192 Views :: Energy, Environment, Hawaii Statistics

...Natural Gas rich Reno, NV is waaaay cleaner than Honolulu....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The Unintended Hazards Of Red-Light Cameras
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:40 PM :: 2686 Views :: Law Enforcement

...In some locales it generates more crashes as many motorists make early and sudden stops at the onset of the yellow light....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Viral 2019: Ten Second Fireworks Video
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:54 PM :: 2527 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement

...24 hours later, at 9 AM on January 2, the video had 278,000 views and about 1,300 Likes....

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Flashback 2016: Caldwell, Hanabusa Agree to Stop Rail at Middle Street
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:36 PM :: 2805 Views :: Rail

...Fast forward two years ... Rail is nowhere near Middle Street, yet utility work past Middle Street has been authorized....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Next Stop for Rail--$13 Billion
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:40 PM :: 2551 Views :: Rail

...Panos Prevedouros, chair of the civil and environmental engineering department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, estimates that it will cost at least $13 billion....

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Friday, February 23, 2018
Ban the Bike! How Cities Made a Huge Mistake in Promoting Cycling
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:15 AM :: 3260 Views :: Honolulu County

...Cycling lanes consume more space than they free up, add to pollution and drain the public purse....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Honolulu Rail Creates One Tenth of Jobs Promised
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:33 PM :: 3866 Views :: Labor, Rail

...HART rail is being built one segment at a time by a single builder, instead of having, say 4 builders building 5 miles each, simultaneously....

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Saturday, September 2, 2017
King Tide Floods? City Installed Valve Makes Them Worse
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 6:51 PM :: 4198 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment

...but it helps generate more 'sea level rise' photos....

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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Rail: 75% of Contracts Already Signed
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:51 AM :: 2593 Views :: Rail

.... CITYLAB --formerly Atlantic Cities-- covers the Honolulu rail boondoggle ....

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Sunday, July 16, 2017
HART's Latest Excuse: Blame Paulette Kaleikini
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:01 PM :: 4045 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... HART's current cost overrun is 93.4%, of which 1% is due to the two lawsuits ....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Being Hypnotized by HART?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:44 PM :: 4175 Views :: Development, Rail

...the Honolulu rail boondoggle, Hoopili traffic impacts, smart city street intersections and rapid transit with Panos Prevedouros....

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
HIDOT Mileage Fee: Meet Big Brother the Taxman
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:45 PM :: 3828 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...the system knows the driver's exact route, his speed compliance and provides ratings for his braking and cornering performance. Too much info in the hands of the government....

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Thursday, February 9, 2017
2017 Honolulu Rail: Advice to the Legislature
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:56 AM :: 3618 Views :: Rail, Taxes

The Legislature should not approve any extensions of the GET and it should pass a bill directing the city to handle current and future deficits with its own resources. This offers hope for some accountability and cost containment....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
2015 Traffic Accident Map of Honolulu
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:37 AM :: 4638 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics

This is an interesting and useful result of an unofficial public-private partnership....

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
New Commuting Data: Same Old Trends
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:52 PM :: 2749 Views :: Rail

Drive-alone remains the choice of slightly over three-fourths of all commuters....

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Monday, October 10, 2016
Honolulu Rail: From $4.6 B to $8.6 B In Eight Years. Now What?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 11:50 PM :: 3563 Views :: Rail, Taxes

An average family of five would have to pay more than $1,000 per year just to complete rail....

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Hawaii Roads: More Buck for Less Bang
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:23 PM :: 4737 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Despite that heavy spending, Hawaii’s roads are the worst in the U.S. for urban pavement conditions ....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Getting out of Gridlock: Should UH Start Later?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:20 PM :: 3399 Views :: Honolulu County, Higher Education

...if UH started school at 9 a.m. instead of 7:30, 5,000 cars could be eliminated from the morning rush....

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Traffic Expert: Honolulu Ideal for Driverless Vehicles
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:08 PM :: 2584 Views :: Rail

"In the future they can be aggressive. In other words, they can be tailgating each other to save a lot of space. But in the early stages this is not going to happen...."

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Thursday, August 4, 2016
Honolulu Green Light-Red Light Ratio Designed to Jam Up Traffic
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:58 AM :: 3001 Views :: Honolulu County

...A well managed arterial street should have at least a 7:3 green-to-red ratio--Honolulu has the opposite....

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
$10 Billion Is the Ultimate Price Tag for Honolulu's Rail Boondoggle
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:22 PM :: 3932 Views :: Rail

...and we haven't seen the half of it yet....

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Long Term Solutions for Coastal Highway Erosion
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:24 PM :: 2901 Views :: Environment

...extreme weather events can wash out portion of coastal highways.  This has happened several times on Oahu....

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Experts split on rail’s options
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:00 AM :: 3051 Views :: Rail

...make lemonade with the lemons that you bought....

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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Is HART's train factory a joke?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:14 AM :: 3926 Views :: Rail

This is the latest picture of the first four rail cars that are “expected to arrive this Spring”....

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Sunday, January 24, 2016
Honolulu Rail Project Cost Approaching One Half of Boston Big Dig
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:26 PM :: 3912 Views :: Rail

On a per-capita basis, this will be the nation’s largest infrastructure fiasco....

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Friday, January 15, 2016
Highlights of HART Rail Project (2004 to 2015)
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:21 PM :: 2846 Views :: Rail

2004: Newly elected Mayor Hannemann asserts that 34 miles of rail will cost $2.7 Billion....

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Friday, December 4, 2015
Does Transit-Oriented Development Need the Transit?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:03 AM :: 3925 Views :: Development, Rail

...rail proximity was not an independently significant predictor of auto ownership....

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Friday, November 13, 2015
How Do You Design an Electric Train without Considering the Electricity?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:02 AM :: 4175 Views :: Energy, Rail

...what will the train’s power bill be for decades to come?....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
WaPo: How transportation became the latest victim of America’s culture wars
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:50 PM :: 3026 Views :: Rail

It’s social engineering: getting people out of their soulless single-family suburban homes....

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
VIDEO: Albert Einstein and Neil Armstrong Discuss Honolulu's Rail
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:17 AM :: 2678 Views :: Rail

Albert Einstein and Neil Armstrong Discuss Honolulu's Rail....

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Thursday, October 8, 2015
Factors that Explain Honolulu's High Pedestrian Accident Rate
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:27 AM :: 4588 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Rail

Hawaii is shown to have the 4th worst pedestrian accident rate in the nation....

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Panos: Why Rail Projects Don't Get Stopped
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:20 PM :: 3636 Views :: Rail

Last week one of my students asked why rail projects don't get stopped....

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Thursday, September 3, 2015
Honolulu Recycling Plan Needs Revisions
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:26 AM :: 4959 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment

Paper and cardboard should go to H-Power....

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Thursday, June 11, 2015
Rail: The Cost is the Benefit
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:18 AM :: 3174 Views :: Rail

"It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector: the cost is the benefit."

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Full Text: Rail Cost Engineer on 'Billion Dollar Mile'
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:12 AM :: 3905 Views :: Rail

...a brood of unethical government contractors and incapable government enforcers....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Accountability for Big Infrastructure Projects?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:47 PM :: 2930 Views :: Rail

Long term risks to taxpayers: How Projects Get out of Control Using the Wrong Procurement Methods....

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Hawaii's Demise Through the Eyes of the Economist
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:51 AM :: 3480 Views :: Homelessness
...Homeless? Buy a One-Way Ticket to Hawaii -- Hawaii "is attracting homeless people from the mainland US by offering food, a bed, and health care for just $3 a day."....
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Friday, December 12, 2014
Smart Growth v. Suburbanization Score is 0-1
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:37 AM :: 4324 Views :: Development, Rail

...urban trends are driven more by the masses and less by the political, academic and "environmental" elites that love to dictate how the hoi polloi should live....

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Made in China Solar Panels Costly for Planet
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:02 PM :: 4475 Views :: Energy, Environment

“It takes a lot of energy to extract and process solar-grade silicon,” says co-author Seth Darling. “And in China, that energy tends to come from dirtier and less efficient energy sources...."

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Friday, November 14, 2014
As the Nation Turns, Hawaii is Still Driven
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 6:00 PM :: 3607 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

“Hawaii’s driving never really went down – it just flattened out and then started going up again as opposed to the mainland, which made a U-turn....”

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Panos: Next Governor Should Focus on Transportation, Energy
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 7:48 PM :: 5204 Views :: Energy, Politicians, Rail

The renewable mandates make Hawaii more unaffordable and the mothballed interisland cable is yet another boondoggle....

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