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Letters to the Editor

For Monday, October 29, 2012


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 29, 2012

~~<p><strong>Millions of tourists will use rail transit</strong></p>
<p>While listening to mayoral candidate and former Gov. Ben Cayetano in a radio interview, I heard him say that one reason rail isn't a viable option here is that it takes a population base of 2 million to successfully support a rail system. An article in the Star-Advertiser Money section said the state has a goal of 2 million Japanese arrivals per year by 2016. Add to that the number of mainland visitors and those from other international locations and it seems to me that the 2 million needed to support a rail system is more than tripled.</p>
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Millions of tourists will use rail transit

While listening to mayoral candidate and former Gov. Ben Cayetano in a radio interview, I heard him say that one reason rail isn't a viable option here is that it takes a population base of 2 million to successfully support a rail system. An article in the Star-Advertiser Money section said the state has a goal of 2 million Japanese arrivals per year by 2016. Add to that the number of mainland visitors and those from other international locations and it seems to me that the 2 million needed to support a rail system is more than tripled. Login for more...



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