Honolulu Rail Project Awarded $250 Million

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PUSHING AHEAD: Construction on Oahu's 20 mile rail route started in the vacant fields in West Oahu but will cross into Oahu's most populated areas in Honolulu
Honolulu rail construction in Kapolei
Honolulu rail construction in Kapolei

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that the City and County of Honolulu will receive $250 million from the Department of Transportation next week to fund continued construction of the Honolulu Rail Transit project.

The $250 million grant was made possible through appropriations provided in the Fiscal Year 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill as part of the Federal Transit Administration’s capital investment grant program.

In 2013, Schatz secured Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s support for the project both in writing and in conversations during Secretary Foxx’s Senate confirmation process.

Senator Schatz sent a letter with six Senate colleagues to the Appropriations Committee to fully fund the Federal Transit Administration’s capital investment grant program in the Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill.

The bill, which has cleared the Appropriations committee and is headed to a vote on the Senate floor, delivers $250 million to the Honolulu Rail Transit project for FY 2015.

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  1. the federal government should give the two hundred fifty million dollars back to the American tax payer.and let the American tax payer do with that money anyway they want.rather than money laundering that money to special interest cronies in Hawaii to build a pork rail system.a rail system should only be built using capital raised on the open market through voluntary business exchange.with capitalism,we have genuine transparency,competitive labor,and no politics involved.

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