Honolulu Rail Transit Federal Lawsuit, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
9th U.S. Circuit live video feed showing (Left to Right) Senior Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder, Judge Stephen Reinhardt and Judge Andrew Hurwitz (top) listen to oral arguments by Plaintiff's Attorney Nicolas Yost (bottom of screen).
Credit Wayne Yoshioka
The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard oral arguments from both sides in the federal rail transit lawsuit today. The proceeding was transmitted via live video feed to the Honolulu Federal Courthouse. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report.
The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is currently in limbo, awaiting decisions and clearances from Federal and State Courts on a number of environmental and cultural challenges. But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, these pending actions are not stopping the construction industry from moving forward with its plans to build rail - and more importantly - to take part in the development boom expected to follow.