Council Chair Ernie Martin in the News on Rail Route and Funding

22 04 2016

Some councilmembers, such as chair Ernie Martin, pointed out that if rail’s costs continue to rise, the city won’t be able to afford it. He believes the Federal Transit Administration will allow for some concession if HART, the mayor, and the city council plead their case.

“The FTA is not an adversary. They’re a partner in this effort, and I think it’s a matter of coming to some level of understanding that the city does not have the financial wherewithal to complete the project as contemplated given the current economic circumstances,” Martin said.


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