FACT CHECK — Caldwell: Honolulu On Cutting Edge Of Driverless Rail Systems


At a mayoral forum on Sept. 9, Kirk Caldwell said that Hawaii will be the first state in the country to have a driverless rail system, or automated rail transit, following an international trend toward the newer technology.

"There's only five driverless rail systems in the entire world right now,” Caldwell said at the University of Hawaii event. “We'll be the first in the country. First in the country."

Caldwell was responding to a question about the cost of operating and maintaining the Honolulu rail project.

But did he get his facts right?

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