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Lawsuit Stops Big Hawaii Rail Project

Archeological concerns stall the controversial scheme

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Construction on Honolulu's controversial $5.2 billion elevated steel on steel rail project is coming to a halt.

David Frankel, an attorney with the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, and officials from the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, met on Monday for 90 minutes to negotiate a resolution after the Hawaii Supreme Court dropped a bombshell on the rail project and its backers on Friday.