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Eia kuu manao
(This is my thought)
The path of the light-rail is 52.5 miles long. It will pass near and through business and population centers, providing access for residents to businesses, beaches, hotels, tourist attractions, the hospital, and the main airport.
a. Incorporated within the light-rail superstructure will be utility which will connect the north shore and west side of Kauai with fiber-optic telephone lines.
b. An effluent (secondary water),
c. Potable water mains.
d. Electrical power lines.
e. Forced sewer main lines.
f. Possibly a methane gas line, and where applicable, a forced main for sewage.
Alongside the superstructure is a bicycle pathway, using the gravel service road along the light-rail right-of way. For technical reasons, there are also tunnels and bridges involved. Buses integrate with the light-rail. The feeder buses, would serve the outlying areas, as well as hotels and beaches.
Hawaiian Area Rapid Transit
Beautiful Excursion Aerial Transport
Ke ka'aahi mai Kilauea a i Kekaha
Red = Highways
Blue = Light-Rail - Track - FRA class #4 minimum
Purple = Tramway
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By including all of these subsystems into the light-rail, we hope to split up the construction costs proportionally between the various engaging companies. In this way, updating Kauai's communication and transport to twenty-first century standards at a lesser cost to the taxpayers and residents than to built separately.
The right-of-way for the light-rail will always be a priceless asset to the community because the time may come when land availability will not be there for such an undertaking.
Kauai has a small landmass and limited amounts of natural assets. It is important to include into any planning the mechanisms which will allow Kauai to reuse the natural rescore, heightening their value.
The use of land earmarked for transport must include considerations which will allow for the maximum number of people to travel, while using the least amount of land and energy. A people mover such as this proposed "light-rail" effectively addresses this issue.
An example is the reuse of the effluent water. The effluent water is for watering golf courses, nurseries, and other, perhaps nonagricultural food producing businesses; that is flower growing, and reforestation projects. The effluent could become a marketable commodity and benefit as some effluent is used on some of Kauai's golf courses. Built wetlands absorb effluents. This would enable Kauai to replace or uphold the wetlands and, in doing so create a future for naturally cleaning the used water and recharging groundwater, providing us again with potable drinking water.
This will be again a major plus for an Island setting with finite potable water allotments. That idea would also serve as a storm buffer for storm run-off, why waste those recourses?
Also lessen erosion, the important reason for reef protections, thus as not to swamp the coastlines with none needed sediments or mud and therefore destroying the Corral Reefs.
The other example is:
If we build the line with tunnels, then crush the material and use this for ballast and concrete aggregates. Always separate the process water from the silts in sediment ponds and then re-use the water. Use TBM if possible in order to reduce blasting nitrate contamination in the water. Always check process water for contaminants then separate them by feasible means.
Ua mau ke ea o ka 'aina i ka pono -
Power from the Sun
The electrical supply needs for the light-rail should stem from by using solar-power and other renewable technology. (Solar water-heating and direct solar energy electric production) Solar water heating will lessen the grid load, this means that we can use this saved energy for the rail power application.
Silicon-coated steel panels containing photovoltaic cells also help to power the light-rail at a cost competitive with the present diesel producing electricity of Kauai. [The fuel costs are incredibly high here in Kauai, or roughly 25% more than elsewhere in America] Or we may use solar over steam or hydrogen to run the turbine's for the electric generation. The renewable energy of solar power described is a new technology in the solar field and is superior because of advances made in photovoltaic. This would be progressive, and most importantly a domestically efficient application for the Garden Isle, an Island so dependent on outside fuel supplies. In addition we should also consider wind produced power, this again would complement the electrical grid. The diesel power generation will then only produce electrical power as and or during peak power demand times, other wise the Island produced energy will run the electric power production for the grid.
The intent is to create an integrated mesh work of contributions of various power sources, like Hydropower, Wind produced power, Biomass converted power, garbage to energy power and possible others such as ocean wave hydraulics. On the economic front such developments would provide income opportunities for our own resident people of Kauai.
Hey, we can feed our Kids and we can afford to live here on our Islands setting. Go for it!
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Perhaps and the most important use of Kauai's valuable talents will be in the form of opportunity for our colleague residents. Because of a lack of domestic high technology industries on Kauai, many of our talented and bright young adults are forced to leave Kauai to follow work in their chosen fields. Good planning does not allow this BRAIN DRAIN and the loss of energetic young adults in Kauai.Also provide training opportunities for people on jobs already to allow them to climb the economic ladder, maybe old fashion, but this still works!
Avoid the involuntary separation of family members and the emotional pain of this separation at all costs. A young adult should have the choice of leaving Kauai or remaining and should be able to perform the same work in either place.
HART - BEAT, if adopted in its entirety would create opportunities, which should induce the island's youth to return after completing their advanced studies, and reward them with the opportunity to work in their respective fields.
It is also important to remember that a person of capacity must have the opportunity to stay in an area. There is a high likelihood that such an individual will create his or her own job by developing a business that is in his or her field of expertise.
A plan such as HART - BEAT would provide a diverse number of jobs, which combine with keeping Kauai's youth and their creativity at home. This may go a long way toward stabilizing the local economy and make us less reliant on tourism and agriculture (imports), as its major industries.
An added benefit is to perhaps lessen welfare recipients. (Work contribution opportunities, however this must be for satisfactory pay to all the workers to carry their livelihood in the communities of the country)
We must address the fact, that we are an almost fully automobilist society and the question will be why pay for public transport? However we must consider the population hubs and the current and perhaps single car driver. The want for added road space will therefore ever increase and so will be the dependency on foreign oil.
An integrated Rail and Bus line may still prove to be cost-effective. There is more than *Il y en a trop*
FINANCING (PARTIAL) OF THE WORK
Worst economic condition:
If economic conditions should become worse, then we may want to build this with a public works program. The constitution does allow us to borrow money for such purposes. Private profiteering should be held to a minimum during such a time.
Anyone working on the line would receive credit per hour worked by vouchers (in addition to a survival pay check). The vouchers are a form of stock issuance. Payments would start by dividend once the line is up and running.
In addition, provide public transport to the job sites, as well as feeding the workforce in a canteen style, serving wholesome and healthy meals.
Please welcome any one to contribute to carry out the HART-BEAT task. We do not need unemployment for any one, therefore provide for the wellbeing for all!
May HART-BEAT be the Heartbeat of our Community!
THE NEED FOR CHANGE
WE OWE THIS TO OUR CHILDREN
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MAY WE EDUCATE TO DEDICATE
WITH DEDICATION MAY WE HOLD
VALUES TO REACH
MAY WE EDUCATE TO ELEVATE
WITH ELEVATION MAY WE DIRECT
VALUES TO BRIDGE
MAY WE EDUCATE TO PROMULGATE
WITH PROMULGATION MAY WE PROGRESS
VALUES TO TEACH
MAY WE EDUCATE TO PRESERVE
WITH PRESERVATION MAY WE SUSTAIN
A LIFE’S DOMAIN
VALUES TO CONSERVE
MAY WE CONSIDER THE EDUCATION
AND NOT TWADDLE
MAY WE DELEGATE THE EDUCATION
AND NOT DEROGATE
MAY WE PRESERVE THE EDUCATION
AND NOT DESOLATE
E mã-lama i ka honua
(Take care of the Earth)