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Federal agency demands more answers on Honolulu rail costs and faster city contributions

  • (Video: Jamm Aquino)

    Hart Executive Director Andrew Robbins addressed the media on Thursday, April 11, 2019, to respond to the March 29 letter from the FTA concerning funding for the Honolulu rail.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    HART Executive Director Andrew Robbins spoke about the FTA with news outlets Thursday. HART believes increasing the near-term contributions by the city is inappropriate since its financial plan was overhauled.

The Federal Transit Administration wants to see the city accelerate the pace of its contributions to help fund the Honolulu rail project before the FTA releases $744 million in federal funding it has withheld from the project. Read more

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