We report on the result of decisions by the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii that allow the construction of a 20-mile, $5 billion, rail transit project to proceed. This project will transform the City of Honolulu, which now has some of the worst traffic in the United States. Nossaman was counsel to the City of Honolulu in the litigation.
These cases clarify important aspects of the alternative selection process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and section 4(f) of the Department of ...
In an important victory for the $5 billion Honolulu rail transit project, on December 27, 2012 the U.S. District Court in Hawaii issued a judgment allowing construction of the first three phases of the 20-mile Project to continue pending the completion of additional environmental analysis regarding the last construction phase the Project in downtown Honolulu. The Court’s judgment keeps in effect in Federal Transit Administration’s approval of the Project and the $1.5 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement for the Project recently executed by the FTA and the City. The Court’s ...
On December 19, 2012 the Federal Transit Administration executed a $1.5 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement for $ 5 billion, 20-mile, Honolulu rail transit project. The Project will serve the heavily congested corridor between the west side of O'ahu and downtown Honolulu. The Project will provide transit access to major employment centers, activity centers, and tourist destinations in Honolulu, including the Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Aloha Stadium, the Honolulu International Airport, Chinatown, the downtown business center, the Civic Center, the Port of Honolulu, and the Ala ...
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