Honolulu’s Rail Transit Project reached what is being called a “critical federal milestone” today. The Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) approved the project application to enter Preliminary Engineering.
U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, who made the announcement said, “The competition for Preliminary Engineering among our nation’s cities is fierce. This approval is, in large part, a credit to Mayor Mufi Hannemann’s administration, and a result of the Honolulu project meeting the stringent federal planning and financial justification requirements.”
During the Preliminary Engineering phase, the City will refine the engineering aspects of the project including a more precise construction schedule and project management plan, as well as an updated financial plan and completion of the federal environmental review process.
“The Hawaii Congressional delegation remains steadfast in its support for a rail transit system in Honolulu. We look forward to continuing our work with Mayor Hannemann to obtain the necessary federal funding. The…
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