- Honolulu has some of the worst traffic congestion in the nation. Some see rail as part of the solution. What else should the city do to alleviate congestion?
There have been various suggestions ranging from work schedules amongst civil government workers or UH and public/private schools students, bus rapid transit, telecommuting, and so forth.
I am no expert in this area. I could list some of the ideas put forth by others but it does not do the city justice.
What I think would be good is if we offer a substantial cash prize for a traffic decongestion competition.
NASA does competitions regularly for solutions.
We need to be sure to keep the lobbyists, publicists, marketeers, and the good old boys club at bay.
Allow the independent and fresh minds to have a go at the solutions.
Then, allow the public to review and opine on the ideas put forth and choose the most viable and effective ones that reflect our island values and sense of place.
Our residents have valuable local knowledge and wisdom and can contribute to the solutions.