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Hawaii Light Rail to Connect With Airport

The Honolulu City Council has agreed to slightly re-work the route of the region's recently-approved light rail system to connect with Honolulu International Airport -- a move that has angered some residents.

"In a 6-2 vote, the City Council passed legislation that alters the 20-mile transit route to go to the airport and Pearl Harbor Naval Base instead of the Salt Lake residential area. The rest of the route for the elevated system, from Kapolei to Ala Moana, will stay the same."

"The approval came as no surprise since the City Council resurrected the debate over the rail route in November, when a majority of Oahu voters voted in favor of the system."

"The airport route will generate higher ridership, according to a detailed report by city consultants, but will cost about $220 million more for construction since it is about three-fourths of a mile longer."

Full Story: New rail route OK'd

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