In anticipation of a $5.3 billion rail project coming in under budget, Honolulu transit authority officials are contemplating adding additional features to the system like a fare gate system, according to published reports.

But Don Horner, chairman of the finance committee of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, told Honolulu Civil Beat that his preference would be to decrease the size of the project and use leftover construction funds for operation and maintenance, reducing the subsidy taxpayers would have to pay. 

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