Are Honolulu Rail Backers' New Radio Ads Accurate?

Public opinion has turned against the rail project, but proponents are working to reverse that trend.

The work has already begun, even before The Civil Beat Poll this week revealed the level of distrust about the controversial project. Rail backers have taken to the airways, and are promoting progress and benefits to Oahu's radio listeners.

Two distinct — but related — commercial campaigns are under way.

The first set, produced by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and paid for with city tax dollars, is purportedly to warn residents about impending construction. The second, aired by the Pacific Resource Partnership, is to remind residents about the virtues of rail transit.

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