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Grabauskas Resigns As HART Executive Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Grabauskas Resigns As HART Executive Director

UPDATED: The CEO of the agency overseeing Honolulu's beleaguered rail project steps down after an executive session of the HART board.
HART Signs $875M Contract To Build Rail To Middle Street Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Signs $875M Contract To Build Rail To Middle Street

There's not enough money to go any farther on the project. City officials are now scrambling for solutions.
In Honolulu Mayoral Forum, It’s All About The Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In Honolulu Mayoral Forum, It’s All About The Rail Project

UPDATED: Kirk Caldwell, Charles Djou and Peter Carlisle clashed over differing approaches to the costly mass transportation project.
Hopelessly Over-Budget, Rail Should Stop At Middle Street, Mayor Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hopelessly Over-Budget, Rail Should Stop At Middle Street, Mayor Says

UPDATED: Honolulu's rail project is facing a $1.5 billion shortfall and Kirk Caldwell says he wants to stop the line — for now — nearly five miles short of its originally intended destination.
‘Final’ Price Tag For Rail Not Expected Until Next Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Final’ Price Tag For Rail Not Expected Until Next Year

HART and city officials anxiously await bid results to know just how much the estimated $6.6 billion project will actually cost.
Grabauskas: Honolulu Rail Audit ‘A Mess’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Grabauskas: Honolulu Rail Audit ‘A Mess’

UPDATED: A draft copy says HART contributed to cost overruns with poor management. HART's head says it's flawed by political motivations.
HART Board Chairman Resigns Amid Questions About Rail Cost Overruns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Board Chairman Resigns Amid Questions About Rail Cost Overruns

UPDATED: Don Horner says he hopes his departure will help build a better relationship between the rail agency and the city.
Secret Subcontractors: What Honolulu Rail Officials Aren’t Telling You Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Secret Subcontractors: What Honolulu Rail Officials Aren’t Telling You

HART officials insist they don't have the authority to know how much subcontractors are being paid, but contract documents suggest otherwise.
Hele On: Courts Rule in Favor of Honolulu Rail PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hele On: Courts Rule in Favor of Honolulu Rail

The rail project is on track now that legal wrangling is complete, but will there be more unexpected costs?
Where Is Honolulu Rail’s Federal Funding?

Where Is Honolulu Rail’s Federal Funding?

Grabauskas said FTA review would take 30 days; it's been 80.
Updated Rail Finance Plan Part of Formal Federal Funding Request

Updated Rail Finance Plan Part of Formal Federal Funding Request

UPDATE Honolulu rail authority submits application to Federal Transit Administration.
U.S. House Subcommittee Slices Money for Rail Flickr

U.S. House Subcommittee Slices Money for Rail

UPDATED Appropriations Committee to take up transportation bill Tuesday.
Daniel Grabauskas