Hawaii Nixes Bid Protest Of $1.4B Rail System Contract

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 6:58 PM EDT) -- Bombardier Transportation (Holdings) USA Inc. was dealt another blow Tuesday in its protest over losing a $1.4 billion contract to help build Honolulu's new rail system as a Hawaii commerce agency denied the company's latest appeal.

Canada-based Bombardier had appealed to the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs in late June, after the city of Honolulu upheld a decision to throw out Bombardier's bid. Bombardier has fought the decision, arguing that it had the lowest bid and was improperly disqualified.

Bombardier was one of three...
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