Honolulu Rail Moves Closer to Ballot

Officials in Honolulu recently approved a measure that will allow voters to decide whether to build a long-planned $4 billion rail system.

"The typically divided City Council was unanimous in supporting a measure to allow Oahu residents to vote on the city's proposed $4 billion rail transit on the November ballot, though members remain split on the exact question to ask voters."

"In a special meeting yesterday, the City Council discussed several versions of City Charter amendments to create a semiautonomous Public Transit Authority that would run the system and to let Oahu residents voice whether they want the mass-transit system at all."

"The City Council held off on a measure asking voters whether the city should create a Public Transit Authority to run the proposed 20-mile elevated system from Kapolei to Ala Moana. However, it voted 9-0 to advance a separate measure asking Oahu residents whether the city should build the transit system at all."

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