05/12/2014 01:16 pm ET Updated May 12, 2014

Honolulu Rail Is Already Changing Landscape Of Paradise

PF Bentley

On a rural expanse of Oahu’s leeward coast, a line of concrete pillars snakes through fields of corn stalks and pumpkins toward downtown Honolulu where distant high rises jut into the sky through a muggy haze.

Honolulu rail -- now five decades in the making -- is taking shape. And this agricultural parcel, where Aloun Farms has grown produce for two decades, as well as land all along the planned rail line from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center is set to be transformed by a development boom of new homes, shops and parks brought on by mass transit.

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