The funding will help, but the multibillion-dollar transit project still faces much larger financial problems.
The relief measure doesn’t solve how the state will pay back the more than $700 million it owes on mounting jobless claims.
The longtime transit official was hired in 2016 to help guide Oahu’s rail project through an especially rocky period.
The electric vehicle market is growing and state leaders want to help phase out gas-powered cars. Local auto dealers say they’re moving too fast.
The plan is really about clearing views for residents, according to a former Puu Alii board member.
Par Hawaii says it disagrees with the EPA’s “assertions” following the agency’s inspections in 2018 and 2019.
The state labor department made a deal to replace an antiquated mainframe but it won’t help with the current wave of claims.
He’ll oversee a public relations program whose costs he sought to reduce as the council’s budget chairman.
It’s not clear whether the private company that claims ownership of those roads will appeal the decision.