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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2009
Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has concurred with the City’s Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) avoidance measure for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.
Mayor Hannemann is in receipt of an FAA letter stating the “rail project alignment is consistent with our standards for airport development.”
“This milestone means there are no outstanding issues associated with the rail system serving the
“We are making significant progress toward breaking ground and beginning rail construction. Building the rail system is the state’s largest economic stimulus and will employ an average of 10,000 workers a year.”
The RPZ avoidance 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.
Contact: Wayne Yoshioka 768-8305