A community town hall meeting to discuss the rail project is scheduled for Monday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Washington Middle School 1633 S King St.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Honolulu Authority for RapidTransit (HART) officials are expected to be in attendance.

The meeting is being held by state Sens. Brickwood Galuteria and Les Ihara, state Reps. Scott Saiki, Della Au Belatti and Scott Nishimoto; and Honolulu Council member Ann Kobayashi.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell carries HART binders during senate transportation hearings at the Capitol.  19 march 2015. photograph Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mayor Kirk Caldwell at the Legislature on March 19.

Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Should be some fireworks generated at the meeting, no?

The rail project has been in the news a lot lately, especially regarding efforts to extend Oahu’s general excise tax to help pay for the $6 billion project.

I should clarify: $6 billion and growing.

Read Civil Beat’s related editorial, Honolulu Rail: Big Questions Demand a Legislative Special Session.

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