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Column: Making the case for the benefits of Honolulu’s rail system

  • Lily Zheng is a master’s student of urban and regional planning at the University of Hawaii, studying transportation planning and working on a TOD concept plan for the Honolulu rail.

    Lily Zheng is a master’s student of urban and regional planning at the University of Hawaii, studying transportation planning and working on a TOD concept plan for the Honolulu rail.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu rail cars could be seen last month at a Waipahu station.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu rail cars could be seen last month at a Waipahu station.

The financial deficits and construction delays of the Honolulu rail project have deterred many supporters. As its reputation falters, the general line of criticism is that the project is not only a financial burden, but it also threatens negative environmental impacts with little improvement for Hawaii’s traffic. Read more

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