The state of Hawaii is taking public comments on the archaeological survey work for Honolulu’s elevated-rail project until May 30.
The City and County of Honolulu is looking for a contractor to do a fare collection study for TheBus, TheHandi-Van and the elevated rail project.
The state tax director assured transit officials Thursday that the city’s rail project, which relies heavily on tax dollars generated on Oahu, will receive its fair share even if the cash does not arrive in steady amounts.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, President Barack Obama’s nominee for transportation secretary, told Sen. Brian Schatz he’d keep Honolulu’s rail project on track if he were to be confirmed, Schatz’s office said.
City officials put out the call Tuesday for prospective artists looking to create original, Hawaiian-themed artwork for Honolulu’s future rail transit system.
Most of Honolulu’s multibillion-dollar rail project will be paid for by a half-percent surcharge on top of general excise tax for goods and services on Oahu. But is that money going where it’s supposed to, and are all businesses even complying with the payments in the first place?