Saturday, March 20, 2010

Airport Rail Route Subject of Talks with FAA

We’re reminded in a front-page story in today’s Advertiser that the rail line’s routing near Honolulu International Airport may require some adjustments due to the proximity of two runways that end a thousand feet or less from the alignment.

In typical “view with alarm” style, the story casts a shadow over the project, but as usual, reading deep into the story reveals the situation to be far less alarming.

One of our posts in January 2009 noted the City Council’s vote to redirect the route to the airport. That same post also said the comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement would be open for another week.

Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing what comments were submitted about the near-airport route after the City Council’s decision, and by whom.

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