Rail Transit

On this episode of INSIGHTS, host Dan Boylan and guests will discuss and debate Oahu's 20-mile, $5.3 billion elevated rail project. Despite a pending lawsuit, construction is supposed to begin soon. Proponents say rail will help ease traffic woes and that the 2008 vote for the project should be upheld. Concerned with long-term environmental impact and cost overrun, opponents are calling for alternatives.

Scheduled guests include Drew Astolfi, director of Faith Action for Community Equality; former governor Benjamin Cayetano; former Honolulu City Council member Gary Okino; and business owner Cliff Slater.

This conversation was recorded on October 13, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.


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