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ISLAND VOICES: WHO WILL RIDE THE RAIL?


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The rail will provide equal access to social and economic opportunity

By Mario R. Ramil and Howard Garval

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 25, 2012

~~<p>In the ongoing debate over rail, there has been a lot of discussion about the cost of rail but very little discussion about how rail provides equal access to social and economic opportunity to everyone regardless of age, race, economic status or disability.</p>
<p>If we define equity as the &quot;fair distribution of resources so that no group carries an unfair burden of the negative environmental, social or economic impacts or receives an unfair share of benefits,&quot; then an inequity exists for those who live in West Oahu.</p>
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In the ongoing debate over rail, there has been a lot of discussion about the cost of rail but very little discussion about how rail provides equal access to social and economic opportunity to everyone regardless of age, race, economic status or disability.

If we define equity as the "fair distribution of resources so that no group carries an unfair burden of the negative environmental, social or economic impacts or receives an unfair share of benefits," then an inequity exists for those who live in West Oahu. Login for more...



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