Surf and Turf: An Analogy Between Hawaii Superferry and Honolulu Rail

·By Chad Blair

Honolulu Rail Transit Division; Flickr, Bill Sodeman

UPDATED Two costly transportation projects that skirted the law, one dead, the other in limbo.

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Do you think it's worth comparing the Superferry to the rail project?

  1. An earlier version of this article misstated the Alakai's length.

  2. An earlier version of this article referred to Honolulu's planned rail system as "steel-on-steel," which is correct but not a useful comparison to Portland's system. There are varying interpretations for "light" and "heavy" rail, a matter I'll leave to others to comment on when it comes to Honolulu's proposed system.