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Analysis outlines benefit, possibility of maglev for Oahu rail

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Construction of the rail guideway was seen in February as it crossed the Aiea Interchange No. 4, near Aiea Cemetery and the Aloha Stadium parking lot. Amid debate over rail’s future, some continue advocating for other technologies.

An analysis of costs considering conversion of Honolulu’s rail to a magnetically levitated (maglev) system reveals that an elevated project can be accomplished in under $6.8 billion. Hence, there should be no further extension of the general excise tax, requiring no further monies for construction. Read more

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