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Green light

Two victories in court remove major hurdles to the rail plan

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 19, 2014

~~<p>With two new decisive court wins, Oahu's rail transit project is poised to take shape along the island's southern coast without more roadblocks from its staunchest opponents.</p>
<p>A federal appeals court panel unanimously ruled Tuesday that the 20-mile, 21-station elevated rail line complies with environmental law &mdash; a decision that went against Hono&shy;lulu&shy;traf&shy;fic.com, a coalition of several community leaders that sued to stop what's expected to be the largest public works project in Hono&shy;lulu's history. Construction on the rail line has already started in West Oahu.</p>
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With two new decisive court wins, Oahu's rail transit project is poised to take shape along the island's southern coast without more roadblocks from its staunchest opponents.

A federal appeals court panel unanimously ruled Tuesday that the 20-mile, 21-station elevated rail line complies with environmental law — a decision that went against Hono­lulu­traf­fic.com, a coalition of several community leaders that sued to stop what's expected to be the largest public works project in Hono­lulu's history. Construction on the rail line has already started in West Oahu. Login for more...



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