Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bombardier Takes Case to Feds, Circuit Court: 'Wayne’s World' To Be Focus of On-Line Chat

Bombardier, one of the two losing bidders to supply the Honolulu rail project with rolling stock and operational expertise, is appealing its loss to both the Federal Transit Administration and state circuit court.

The company has swung twice and missed so far. The city disqualified its bid earlier this year as non-responsive, after which Bombardier appealed unsuccessfully to the state.

“Bombardier is hugely disappointed it was never afforded the chance for a full hearing to present evidence and testimony to tell the real story…,” a company statement said.

Bombardfier says it will ask the FTA to terminate the contract award to Ansaldo and also will file a lawsuit over the city’s procedures.

Noon Interview

Director of Transportation Services Wayne Yoshioka will be Civil Beat’s newsmaker today at noon, HST. The online subscription news service allows “occasional visitors” to drop by without paying for the privilege, so the interview should be accessible to everyone at this page.

Mr. Yoshioka provided answers to five preliminary questions last week.

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