Today’s LTE Forum starts off with that letter and ends with one published just yesterday (Star-Advertiser subscription required). It’s not as if we’re giving the pro and con rail arguments equal weight, as you’ll see.
Rail system is only way to ease traffic (Honolulu Advertiser, 12/16/02)
Rail will sink like TheBoat (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/27)
As for comparing a boat plowing through saltwater waves to a modern 21st century train system, there’s no comparison.
Stumbling across the 2002 letter was a stroke of luck, and we recommend it to anyone who wants an appreciation of how rail will work for more than one hundred thousand daily riders when the system’s up and running.