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CALDWELL, MARTIN, GRABAUSKAS AND OKINAGA IN WASHINGTON D.C. TO UPDATE FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS ON RAIL PROJECT

 

Washington, D.C. – Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Council Chairman Ernie Martin, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas, and HART Board Chair Carrie Okinaga are in Washington, D.C. this week to update federal officials on the progress of the Honolulu rail transit project.

 

They are scheduled to meet with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administration Administrator Peter Rogoff tomorrow afternoon.  Caldwell and Grabauskas will be available for members of the media following the meeting, at approximately 5 p.m. Eastern Time tomorrow.

 

They will also meet this week with the Hawaii Congressional Delegation and members and staff from the U.S. Senate and House transportation and appropriations committees.

 

Mayor Caldwell is also scheduled to visit the White House tomorrow to meet with the Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs and Economic Mobility Racquel Russell.

 

Mayor Caldwell departed Honolulu last night and will return Thursday afternoon.  During that time, Managing Director Ember Shinn is Acting Mayor.  This is Mayor Caldwell’s first out-of-state trip since taking office on January 2nd.

 

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Jesse Broder Van Dyke

Communications Director

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Direct: (808) 768-6928

Cell: (808) 489-0341

jbrodervandyke@honolulu.gov