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Councilmember Pine Calls for Minimum Qualifications for HART Board Members

Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine’s resolution calling for minimum qualifications for Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit board members will be heard this afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Honolulu City Council’s Committee on Transportation.

“HART board members perform a tremendous public service overseeing the largest public works project in Hawaii’s history. Their work is complex and the public must have confidence that we are appointing only the most qualified individuals who have professional experience relevant to the project,” said Councilmember Pine. “This is one of many steps we need to take to help restore the public’s trust in the rail project.”

Councilmember Pine’s resolution establishes minimum qualifications for a candidate for appointment to the HART Board as a Council appointee:

(1) Five years of professional experience relevant to the Rail Project in rail, construction, or mass transit systems, either in public service or private business, or both

(2) A bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctorate from an accredited college or university in engineering, law, accounting, business administration, public administration, or other discipline relevant to the Rail Project; or a combination of education and work experience substantially equivalent to such a bachelor’s degree

The resolution also urges the City Administration to adopt similar qualifications for the Mayor’s appointees to the HART Board.

View Councilmember Pine’s resolution:

Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine represents residents of District One (ʻEwa, ʻEwa Beach, Kapolei, Honokai Hale, Ko ʻOlina, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, Makaha, Keaau, Makua)

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