- Associated Press - Sunday, February 1, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - A Honolulu City Council member wants to meet with federal transit officials in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ballooning cost of the city’s $5.3 billion rail transit project.

KITV (https://is.gd/9mR4U9) reports City Council chairman Ernie Martin drafted a resolution allowing him and three other council members to travel to Washington on a fact-finding mission.

Martin expects the trip to take place in late February, once the resolution as approved by the full council.

Martin says he wants to meet with the Federal Transit Administration on what can be considered if the city fails to identify additional sources of revenue.

The project is facing a projected cost overrun of more than $900 million.

One concern is that $210 million in federal bus funds cannot be used for rail construction.

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Information from: KITV-TV, https://www.kitv.com/index.html

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