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October 31, 2012

Honolulu voters favor rail again

The latest shift in public support, with half of surveyed voters now on board with the project, comes primarily from Filipino-Americans and working-age voters. Three months ago, only 44% of Oahu voters polled said work on the project should continue.


October 24, 2012

UCLA expert weighs in on Hawaii rail debate

Said that based on the size of Honolulu and the number of projected riders, bus rapid transit would be a better investment than rail.


May 14, 2012

Honolulu rail chief touts project benefits to students

Daniel Grabauskas answered various questions from skeptical Leeward Community College students.


April 4, 2012

Sierra Club rethinks stance on Hawaii rail

May rescind its support of the $5.3 billion steel-on-steel rail project proposal after surveying its 4,000 Oahu members.


March 21, 2012

Report: Honolulu rail to bolster construction

Predicts that the city’s planned rail system will bump up construction jobs, from 28,500 last year to close to 36,000 by 2015.


May 13, 2011

Honolulu rail opponents file suit

The group of opponents includes the former governor of Hawaii, a former trustee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the leader of a nonprofit transportation watchdog corporation. The complaint names federal and Honolulu transit officials as defendants.


April 21, 2011

Honolulu rail project GM says costs lower than expected

In addition to revenues from the general excise tax, now expected to be $3.3 billion over the next 20 years, the project shaved off $200 million from the cost officials reported in a financial plan submitted to the Federal Transit Administration.


February 24, 2011

Honolulu breaks ground on rail project

When completed in 2019, Hawaii's most expensive public works project ever is projected to carry about 116,000 people and remove about 40,000 cars from the roadways each day.


February 16, 2011

FTA: Honolulu must turn in updated financial plan

Rogoff said the FTA's concerns include the latest proof that the city has sufficient resources to pay its share of the $5.5 billion the city estimates it'll cost to build the 20-mile elevated system.


September 2, 2010

Hawaii Senator renews warning on rail funding

The $1.55 billion isn't a guarantee, Inouye claimed. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said delays could jeopardize half-percent excise fund that's holding more than half a billion dollars.


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