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There are better ways to develop rail transit

By Karl Kim

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 22, 2014

~~<p>I've been an ardent supporter of rail in Honolulu. I've studied transit, worked as a planning consultant, and have written about how urban rail could contribute to our quality of life. Yet this project has so many flaws and miscalculations that it is difficult to swallow. Perhaps over time, some of these problems can be fixed. It may be too late for the big fixes, but much of the devil is in the details of planning, design, engineering and operations of the largest, most expensive capital project ever to be built in Hawaii.</p>
<p>Here's my list of top 10 fixes:</p>
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I've been an ardent supporter of rail in Honolulu. I've studied transit, worked as a planning consultant, and have written about how urban rail could contribute to our quality of life. Yet this project has so many flaws and miscalculations that it is difficult to swallow. Perhaps over time, some of these problems can be fixed. It may be too late for the big fixes, but much of the devil is in the details of planning, design, engineering and operations of the largest, most expensive capital project ever to be built in Hawaii.

Here's my list of top 10 fixes: Login for more...



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