All Aboard? Honolulu Rail Is Coming
From InverseCondemnation.com May 5, 2011
As we've mentioned here before, the City & County of Honolulu has given the green light to a new public railway, described as "a 20-mile elevated rail line that will connect West O`ahu with downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana Center. The system features electric, steel-wheel trains capable of carrying more than 300 passengers each. Trains can carry more than 8,000 passengers per hour in each direction."
This evening, I spoke to the Waikiki Rotary about some of the legal issues that the rail project will involve, including eminent domain, environmental questions, and the relationship between the newly-created Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART), an agency within city government to oversee the project.
Here are some links on the topics I spoke about: