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Rail or Bus?: A FAST bus system, including a Nimitz flyover, makes fiscal sense

Mayoral candidates give their final pushes on transportation

By Ben Cayetano

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 14, 2012

~~<p>The goal of our $1.5 billion transportation plan is to provide a Flexible, Affordable, Smart, Transportation system that will not jeopardize the city's financial future.</p>
<p>We know rail's $5.2 billion construction portion will balloon in cost. Already, almost all of rail's contingency funds have been allocated. This is nothing new. Large cost overruns have plagued the handful of elevated-rail systems constructed in this country over the past 30 years.</p>
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The goal of our $1.5 billion transportation plan is to provide a Flexible, Affordable, Smart, Transportation system that will not jeopardize the city's financial future.

We know rail's $5.2 billion construction portion will balloon in cost. Already, almost all of rail's contingency funds have been allocated. This is nothing new. Large cost overruns have plagued the handful of elevated-rail systems constructed in this country over the past 30 years. Login for more...



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