Because it will be elevated, the system will carry passengers above all surface congestion. Commuters and others who choose rail will make the trip between those two end points in 42 minutes each time they ride, no matter how bad traffic or the weather conditions might be.
The column stands 23 feet 9 inches near Farrington Highway in East Kapolei; additional columns are scheduled to be poured this week. Saturday’s media tour included Mayor Peter Carlisle and Dan Grabauskas, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.
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