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Honolulu mayoral forum heats up over Oahu rail project

Panos Prevedouros Panos Prevedouros
Peter Carlisle Peter Carlisle
Kirk Caldwell Kirk Caldwell

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Three of the four candidates for mayor faced off at a forum near Sand Island Wednesday night.

They talked about religion and the budget.

But things really heated up when it came to Oahu's rail project.

"I most definitely do not support it because it will hurt all of us. All it does is definitely a grave drain six billion dollars," candidate for Honolulu Mayor Panos Prevedouros said.

"For me this project is about transportation equity. It's about giving people a choice to get out of their cars and travel differently-more efficiently, more fast, more reliably," acting Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said.

"Now the time has come for them to have their turn for us to give them relief from this intolerable situation. For the future. Don't just look at rail, look at transit oriented development," candidate for Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle said.

The forum was sponsored by the New Hope Christian Church.

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