formerly The Alliance for Traffic Improvement

Seeking cost effective ways to reduce traffic congestion on Oahu



Shoots from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii & other articles published on HawaiiReporter.com

By Don Newman

Changing Your Lifestyle to Accommodate Public Transportation November 10, 2005

Misleading the Public About Rail August 10, 2005

Train Wreck Ė Full Steam Ahead August 1, 2005

Rail Misrepresentations July 20, 2005

Rail is Not the Answer July 12, 2005

Review of the Chamber of Commerce Transportation Forum June 22, 2005

The Lessons of the Latest BART Budget June 9, 2005

Who Knows What Rail Will Really Cost May 23, 2005

Everywhere Rail is Broke May 9, 2005

Comparing the Rail and a Single Land of Freeway May 2, 2005

Hawaii Traffic Solutions April 19, 2005

On the City Council Considering Traffic Options April 12, 2005

What Rail Will Really Cost April 7, 2005

All Aboard the Rail Pipe Dream February 21, 2005

Why Insist on Rail? Feb. 9, 2005

What Weak Hybrid Buses Imply for Rail Jan. 28, 2005

Funding Mass Transit Jan. 21, 2005

Who's Responsible for the Traffic Congestion? December 22, 2004

From Landfills to Transportation Problems: The Free Market has Better Solutions Than Government Nov. 26, 2004

Bicycles and Sidewalks Oct. 29, 2004

City's Attempt to Defend Failed Bus Rapid Transit System Only Makes Officials Look Foolish Oct. 15, 2004

The Bigger Picture Sept. 24, 2004

Tailgating with Aloha Aug. 11, 2004

Decreasing Cars and Mobility in City Planning Does Not Work June 18, 2004   

'Smart Growth' Fails to Meet Goals   April 19, 2004

Comparing Honoluluís Plans for Rail to Portlandís Obvious Mistakes April 12, 2004

Alternatives to Rail. Feb. 19, 2004

Great Rail Disasters.  Jan. 23, 2004

Rail is Intended to Change the Way We Live, Not Alleviate Traffic.  Dec. 17, 2003

The Definition of Rail Options   Dec. 12, 2003

Honolulu's Density and the Fixed Rail Issue Dec. 5, 2003

Fixed Rail is a Bad Solution for Hawaii; State Doesn't Have Density 12/5/2003

The Inflexibility of Fixed Rail Plans12/2/2003

Public Opting for More Personalized TransportationCase in Point: the Segway Human Transporter 10/31/2003

Honolulu is Flat Broke With Major Costly Infrastructure Problems Facing the City, An Expensive Rail or BRT System Should Be Bottom of the List 10/1/2003

City Extras Costing Honolulu Taxpayers Plenty 7/15/2003

Government Knows Only One Mode of Operation - CoercionHarris' Attempt to Ram BRT Down Community's Throat is One Good Example - 3/11/2003

Media Articles Show Traffic Problems are Due to Turf Battles, Poor Understanding of Economics 2/25/2003

Five Reasons Why Light Rail is a Bad Idea for Hawaii 2/6/2003