FTA approves Honolulu rail recovery plan

In this May 30, 2017, file photo, a rail car tops an elevated rail line in Waipahu, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz, file)

HONOLULU — The Federal Transit Administration has approved the recovery plan for rail that was submitted by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation earlier this year, according to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.