Inouye Says He's a 'Realist' About Rail Project12/01/2011
But he acknowledged to Civil Beat this week that it's not a done deal.
"I'm a realist," Inouye said, recalling the city's 1992 attempt to build rail that failed when the City Council scrapped the project by a one-vote margin. That occurred, the senator said, despite his having secured federal funding.
"Maybe I should be a bit more dramatic and scream and yell," Inouye said. "But that's not me, you know?"