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Rail's future in the balance


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 23, 2012

~~<p>The critical importance of the upcoming mayoral election has come into even sharper focus for those who believe the rail project is the fundamental issue &mdash; whether they're for or against the city's $5.26 billion, 20-mile elevated rail system.</p>
<p>The project was already dealt a major setback by a state Supreme Court ruling that compelled the completion of a required archaeological survey before proceeding further. The verdict on another legal challenge &mdash; a federal suit alleging that the project's environmental impact statement was inadequate &mdash; has yet to be rendered.</p>
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The critical importance of the upcoming mayoral election has come into even sharper focus for those who believe the rail project is the fundamental issue — whether they're for or against the city's $5.26 billion, 20-mile elevated rail system.

The project was already dealt a major setback by a state Supreme Court ruling that compelled the completion of a required archaeological survey before proceeding further. The verdict on another legal challenge — a federal suit alleging that the project's environmental impact statement was inadequate — has yet to be rendered. Login for more...



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