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11/17/2014 12:15 pm ET Updated Nov 17, 2014

Is Honolulu's Rail A 'Gift For Generations?'

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Decades since it was first discussed, a rail line connecting West Oahu to downtown is finally on the move.

Taken in the mass, the automobile is a noxious mechanism whose destiny in workaday urban use is to frustrate man and make dead certain that he approaches his daily occupation unhappy and inefficient.  So said Honolulu Mayor Neal Blaisdell in 1966.  He suggested a rail line as a solution to alleviate traffic problems.

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