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City might seize land in Honolulu for rail line

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 20, 2014

~~<p>Acquiring properties in Honolulu to build Oahu's rail transit system could involve &quot;judicious&quot; use of eminent domain, officials say, as those overseeing the project scramble to secure ownership of all the properties they'll need to keep construction on schedule.</p>
<p>&quot;We won't hold up the project,&quot; Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Executive Director Dan Grabauskas said Thursday after HART's board meeting, held this month at Kapolei Hale. &quot;If our negotiations haven't gone to where they need to be, or aren't going in the right direction, then we may concurrently file for eminent domain.&quot;</p>
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Acquiring properties in Honolulu to build Oahu's rail transit system could involve "judicious" use of eminent domain, officials say, as those overseeing the project scramble to secure ownership of all the properties they'll need to keep construction on schedule.

"We won't hold up the project," Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Executive Director Dan Grabauskas said Thursday after HART's board meeting, held this month at Kapolei Hale. "If our negotiations haven't gone to where they need to be, or aren't going in the right direction, then we may concurrently file for eminent domain." Login for more...



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