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2/17/2011



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Groundbreaking scheduled for Honolulu light-rail project


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City and County of Honolulu officials will host a ceremonial groundbreaking and "blessing" for the Honolulu Rail Transit project on Feb. 22.

The $5.5 billion project calls for building a 20-mile elevated rail system connecting East Kapolei with Ala Moana Center. It will include 21 stations in communities and additional stations at activity centers such as the University of Hawaii-Oahu, Leeward Community College, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu International Airport and Honolulu Community College.

"This project will provide thousands of jobs for our local workforce, relieve traffic congestion and pave the way for an exciting and better future for Oahu residents," said Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle in a prepared statement.


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