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Third HART subpoena seeks minutes of closed meetings

  • (Video: Bruce Asato)

    HART CEO/Director Andrew Robbins and HART Board of Directors Chairman Damien Kim responded to reporters' questions on Monday, February 25, 2019 following the serving of a third federal subpoena in the month of February.


    The Federal Transit Administration agreed to provide $1.55 billion for Hono­lulu’s rail project but has delayed giving the city about half the amount pending approval of a rail recovery plan. That plan is supposed to explain how the project’s price tag has ballooned to $9.2 billion from the $5.26 billion that city officials quoted when the FTA money was first approved.

Federal investigators want the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to turn over minutes for its board’s meetings as part of its criminal investigation into the $9.2 billion project. Read more

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