Mayor Carlisle travels to China, Washington

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu's mayor is headed to China for a conference.

Mayor Peter Carlise's office says he left Honolulu Monday to attend the Chengdu 2012 China International Friendship Cities conference.

He will then travel to Washington, D.C. next week for meetings with the Federal Transit Administration and others regarding Honolulu's rail transit project. He will be accompanied by Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation officials and the city council's chairman.

He is to return to Honolulu on Friday, Sept. 21.

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