- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - The agency overseeing Honolulu’s $8 billion rail transit project will have to start preparing to fill another vacancy left by its chairwoman, who has announced plans to step down.

KHON-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2bGSwAl) that Chairwoman Colleen Hanabusa of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation said Thursday that she will likely leave before the November general election. The former Congresswoman is looking to reclaim her seat as Representative of Hawaii’s First Congressional District and is running in two elections.

The announcement of Hanabusa’s planned departure came the same day as the resignation of the agency’s executive director, Dan Grabauskas.

Grabauskas had stepped down amid concerns about his leadership.

Hanabusa said the rail project got off to a strong start because of him.


Information from: KHON-TV, https://khon.com

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