Carlisle to fly to Washington on behalf of rail

HONOLULU (AP) - Newly installed Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle is to fly to Washington to lobby on behalf of the city's proposed commuter rail project.

City Council Chairman Todd Apo, Councilman Ikaika Anderson and Deputy Transportation Director Toru Hamayasu will accompany the mayor. The group leaves Wednesday.

They will meet Friday with Federal Transportation Administrator Peter Rogoff, and Carlisle is to return Saturday. City Managing Director Douglas Chin will be acting mayor in the meantime.

Carlisle took the oath of office on Monday. The former Honolulu prosecutor on Sept. 18 defeated then-Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell, engineer Panos Prevedouros and five other candidates.

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