Former Hawaii Gov. Cayetano Says He'll Appeal Rail Ruling

Nick Grube/Honolulu Civil Beat

Former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano says he plans to appeal a recent federal court ruling on Honolulu rail that will allow the $5.26 billion project to proceed.

Cayetano, who opposes rail, made the statement Wednesday during a speech at the Smart Business Hawaii 37th Annual Business and Investment Conference in the Ala Moana Hotel.

The news was greeted by hoots and hollers from a crowd dominated by Hawaii Republicans, including state Sen. Sam Slom, who emceed the event, and Reps. Cynthia Thielen and Gene Ward.

Cayetano didn’t provide many details about the appeal, only saying that it will go beyond the most recent ruling and encompass previous decisions made by Judge A. Wallace Tashima.

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