Inside Honolulu

Live Blog of Tuesday’s Honolulu Rail Hearing

·By civilbeat

Join me in federal court tomorrow as I give periodic updates on a lawsuit that alleges the city of Honolulu and Federal Transit Administration didn’t follow proper procedure while choosing to build a $5.26 billion heavy rail system.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit — including Honolulu mayoral candidate Ben Cayetano — say the city and FTA violated federal environmental and historic preservation laws when choosing rail as the most appropriate rapid transit project.

As a result, they want the agencies to redo the various analyses, which the plaintiffs believe will result