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Honolulu City Council to vote on rail tax extension

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Honolulu City Council will be vote Wednesday on a bill that would extend a tax surcharge to pay for the $6.6 billion rail project.

The bill would extend Oahu’s 0.5 percent tax surcharge from 2022 to 2027. The City Council wants to cap the amount of money generated by the tax that can go toward rail construction, but Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and rail officials have been critical of any cap.

The full council is expected to vote on the measure in a few weeks.

Meanwhile, a public meeting on the rail project will be held Wednesday night. Rail leaders will give an update on construction, including traffic information and details on the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s programs designed to help local businesses.

The meeting gets underway at 6 p.m. at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu.

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