HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu rail authority says the cost of the rail system is now at $9 billion.
The latest estimate was included in the HART's recovery plan, which was filed with the Federal Transit Administration on Friday.
It includes $8.2 billion in construction costs and another $858 million in financing costs.
The partially built rail line is years behind schedule and way over budget.
The original price tag was $5.26 billion in 2014. The final cost is expected to be nearly $10 billion, including financing costs.
The FTA needs to approve the plan before it releases federal funds.