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Council vote allows city to tap $1.55B for rail

The mayor will head to D.C. to sign a grant agreement opposed solely by Tom Berg

By B.J. Reyes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 06, 2012

~~<p>Within days of his election in 2010, Mayor Peter Carlisle traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with Federal Transit Administration officials to pledge support for the previous administration's rail transit project.</p>
<p>As he prepares to leave office, Carlisle said one of his last trips as mayor will be to Washington again, after the City Council on Wednesday gave the city administration approval to sign a $1.55 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement with the FTA that would help finance the city's $5.26 billion rail project.</p>
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Within days of his election in 2010, Mayor Peter Carlisle traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with Federal Transit Administration officials to pledge support for the previous administration's rail transit project.

As he prepares to leave office, Carlisle said one of his last trips as mayor will be to Washington again, after the City Council on Wednesday gave the city administration approval to sign a $1.55 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement with the FTA that would help finance the city's $5.26 billion rail project. Login for more...



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