Inside Honolulu

Honolulu to Supreme Court: Let Us Keep Building Rail

·By civilbeat

Not so fast.

That’s what officials from the city and county of Honolulu are saying to the Hawaii Supreme Court after an August ruling that effectively halted construction on the $5.26 billion rail project.

In paperwork filed this week, the city and its attorneys say the high court should reconsider its determination that archaeological survey work was supposed to have been completed for the entire project before construction work began.

As a result, they say construction on the rail line should resume.

The high court ruled that the beleaguered State Historic Preservation Division erred