PUSHING AHEAD: Construction on Oahu's 20 mile rail route started in the vacant fields in West Oahu but will cross into Oahu's most populated areas in Honolulu

 

PUSHING AHEAD: Construction on Oahu's 20 mile rail route started in the vacant fields in West Oahu but will cross into Oahu's most populated areas in Honolulu
PUSHING AHEAD: Construction on Oahu’s 20 mile rail route started in the vacant fields in West Oahu but will cross into Oahu’s most populated areas in Honolulu

BY DEAN CAPELOUTO – It is important that the rail have an “independent inspector – independent
inspection” team, that isn’t influenced by the receiving of RAIL construction contract revenues….. that is a major “conflict of interest”.

We asked about this early on, and were promised this would happen (during
one of the town halls).

Also the issue on local jobs, as pointed out my CM Kobayashi also has me
concerned.

We were promised 17,000 local jobs, and have 1,300 – with 13 percent of what was promised.

In any school that would equate to an “F”.

During the recent tour of the RAIL, last week, I was glad (and thankful) to
see local workers on the job, from local companies, but they can still do better, in my opinion.

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D. Kalani Capelouto is the Transportation Chair for Oahu Neighborhood Board # 34

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