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MAYOR ANNOUNCES BREAKTHROUGH ON RAIL PROJECT, AIRPORT ZONE
(Thurs., April 8, 2010)— Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced a plan to mitigate concerns about the Honolulu Rail Transit Project’s proximity to a Runway Protection Zone near the Honolulu International Airport. The Federal Transit Administration has agreed to the mitigation and the City is moving forward to complete the project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).
“This is great news that shows significant progress toward breaking ground on this badly needed project that is so important for
The mitigation will relocate a portion of the project’s guideway several hundred feet, from
Construction of this segment of the project is expected to begin in 2014.
Engineering work to reflect the mitigation plan has been completed. Right-of-way acquisitions along
The City will contact affected property owners. Six private parcels with structures over 50 years old along
“With this step resolved, we look forward to SHPD’s continued cooperation in completing the process so that the Federal Transit Administration and the City can publish the FEIS,” Hannemann said. “We owe it to the people of
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