1. Can the fragile and struggling Oahu tourism economy survive 10 years of negative impact as dusty, noisy, ugly construction is carried out on the rail?
2. With billions in underground infrastructure in need of repair, traffic lights in need of synchronization, roads in disrepair and education at substandard levels, do we have any business spending $6+ billion on a rail system that only serves a few?
3. Can our residents handle the compounding tax burden that is inevitable to float billions in needed sewer repair AND billions for the rail AND repair roads AND still pay firemen, police, etc?
4. Shall we put priority on rail transit BEFORE our children and water infrastructure?
The correct answer is, of course, NO and that's the my answer.
Caldwell and Carlisle answer YES to all these disastrous implications.