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OFFICE OF MAYOR KIRK CALDWELL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION LEADERS REAFFIRM COMMITMENT TO FUNDING RAIL
Washington, D.C. - Mayor Kirk Caldwell said he received further assurance that federal funding for Honolulu’s rail transit project remains firmly on track during a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Mayor Caldwell, City Council Chairman Ernie Martin, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas, and HART Board Chair Carrie Okinaga met in
“I was honored to meet U.S. Transportation Director LaHood and FTA Administrator Rogoff for the first time as mayor,”
“Transportation Secretary LaHood assured us that
“Our series of meetings went extremely well and underscored the strong commitment across the board to moving
“We are grateful for the strong support from our partners at the Federal Transit Administration and from our congressional delegation,” Chair Okinaga said. “Making this trip with the mayor and the City Council chairman also reflects our strong partnerships on the local level. We look forward to continuing to work together in the years ahead to bring
Media Contact: Jesse Broder Van Dyke, Mayor’s Office, 768-6928.