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 in new findings showing rail is not the best option for Honolulu transit.
The hearing starts at 10 a.m. and shouldn’t last more than a few hours. To get up to speed on what’s happening, read this story.