Month: June 2016

Why We Must Build Rail

Take a good look at that photo. It was taken in February 2015, not even 18 months ago, and shows the guideway construction along Kualakai Parkway (old North South Road) turning onto Farrington Highway. Since that time we are well into Aiea and moving into the Aloha Stadium area. Station construction has commenced in Waipahu and the transformation of Waipahu is underway. If you doubt that, go look for yourself. The loud voices we hear now are all about how much this is going to cost. “Can we afford it?” ┬áMy question is “How can we not afford it?” One of the most important aspects of this project has been lost in the uproar over cost and the ensuing political machinations from all sides. Nothing quite says “political season” like shifting stances and strange bedfellows. If you are doubting whether it’s worth it to build the rail as originally intended, watch the video linked below and then tell me what better option we have to address the issues of quality of life, economic opportunity and …