His reference to “light rail” is a little puzzling; two of his fellow anti-rail lawsuit plaintiffs – Mr. Slater and Professor Randall Roth – like to use the term “elevated heavy rail” when discussing Honolulu’s rail project (they used the term 25 times in a recent one-hour radio talk show). The city itself calls the project “light metro,” so what Mr. Cayetano was referring to isn’t known.
Maybe he was talking about some kind of at-grade rail transit project, and if that’s the case, we’d have to agree with him that one slow at-grade system is probably as bad as the next. But that’s not what Yes2Rail is all about, and we suspect whatever Mr. Cayetano was thinking, it probably wasn’t something nice about Honolulu’s future elevated light metro system.
Mr. Boylan’s column in the July 15, 2008 issue was headlined “Rail Debate Lacks Leeward Voices.” Here are three paragraphs lifted from near the end of Mr. Boylan’s column:
We hope Mr. Boylan wouldn’t let up in his role as host/interrogator and would press Mr. Cayetano on how much taller existing high-rises and another dozen or more planned tall buildings will be compared to rail.
You can participate in next Thursday’s INSIGHTS show by emailing your questions to email@example.com and tweeting to @pbshawaii. KHET says there’s been a change in the schedule, and INSIGHTS will air from 8-9 pm next Thursday. Be there. Aloha.
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