What’s not to like about this editorial? It summarizes the Honolulu rail project's guiding principle from the start, notwithstanding complaints from some about being shut out of the process. They presumably feel that way because (1) they’re rock-ribbed rail opponents or (2) their proposed route/technology/you-name-it wasn’t selected.
With the Federal Transit Administration overseeing this project each step of the way, there’s no way the City has or would short-circuit the process. I’s have been dotted and T’s crossed. Count on it.