The newly designated “airport route” segment will include stations at Aloha Stadium (intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Ford Island Boulevard), the Naval Base (near Makalapa Gate), the airport and Lagoon Drive.
More than 7,000 people work at or near the airport, and nearly 5,000 more are employed by the shipyard. TheBus makes about 2,500 trips to and from the airport each day, and we have to believe most of those passengers are employed at those facilities.
The rail option will be a much speedier commute for many of them, as well as a more relaxed, convenient and cost-effective experience.
Build this rail system and, as the Terence Mann character in “Field of Dreams” might say, “Airport and Pearl Harbor employees most definitely will ride this train.”