Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is urging rail officials to take their time before deciding on a plan that could help pay for the final segment of Honolulu’s $8-billion rail project.
The mayor asked the HART board to consider hiring a consultant to look into public-private partnerships.
While he has questions and concerns the mayor says he is open to a partnership.
“The City, the Executive Branch is willing to go forward with HART to explore triple P because it could result in future savings,” said Caldwell. “It’s incumbent on all of us to look for these savings for a project that has gotten more expensive.”
We’ll follow up and let you know when the HART board makes a decision on whether to continue with the planned public-private partnership.