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September 24, 2007

Rabid Transit

And you thought the ferry issue was getting people going...  Wait until things start rolling on the multi-billion dollar transit project.  Now we still don't know what this thing will look like, and we certainly don't know when it will break ground, but the amount of change this effort will cause in micro-communities along the way will be huge.  New businesses will spring up, construction will disrupt lives and traffic--as any new project does, and areas will simply evolve or devolve, depending on your point of view.

While the ferry comes and goes, fixed transit systems are forever, 24-hours a day, and the repercussions will be felt in many unassuming locations along the way.  This can be a very good thing, or it can bring neighborhood consternation.  It could mean a great opportunity for some, and it could mean people being told what will happen to their neighborhood.  It could mean simple construction; it could mean environmental assessments are needed.  Sound familiar?

Perhaps everyone on Oahu from Kapolei to Downtown and maybe even in Manoa and Waikiki should take detailed notes on how things play out with the Superferry situation, because pockets of Oahu will be affected big time by the transit project--whatever it is, whenever it is.   Think About It.

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