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Cliff Slater

Honolulu’s foremost opponent of rail has had some setbacks recently, but he’s not giving up

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 16, 2012

~~<p>Cliff Slater is a determined man &mdash; determined to stop construction on Oahu of the 20-mile, $5.26 billion rail system that the city has been trying to build for almost 30 years.</p>
<p>Through his nonprofit <a target="_blank" href="http://HonoluluTraffic.com" style="color: #0000ff;" span="">HonoluluTraffic.com</a>, commentaries in local media and numerous public appearances, Slater has challenged virtually all of the claims made in favor of the system, including about its cost, energy savings, ridership projections, visual and cultural impacts, jobs, ancillary transit-oriented development and, especially, its effect on traffic congestion.</p>
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Cliff Slater is a determined man — determined to stop construction on Oahu of the 20-mile, $5.26 billion rail system that the city has been trying to build for almost 30 years.

Through his nonprofit HonoluluTraffic.com, commentaries in local media and numerous public appearances, Slater has challenged virtually all of the claims made in favor of the system, including about its cost, energy savings, ridership projections, visual and cultural impacts, jobs, ancillary transit-oriented development and, especially, its effect on traffic congestion. Login for more...



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