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Daniel Grabauskas

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.

August 2016

Thursday, August 18

Grabauskas Resigns As HART Executive Director

July 2016

Tuesday, July 19

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

Thursday, July 14

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

June 2016

Thursday, June 16

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

April 2016

Thursday, April 28

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

Thursday, April 14

Grabauskas: Honolulu Rail Audit ‘A Mess’

Monday, April 11

HART Board Chairman Resigns Amid Questions About Rail Cost Overruns

April 2015

Monday, April 13

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

February 2014

Wednesday, February 19

Hele On: Courts Rule in Favor of Honolulu Rail

September 2012

Wednesday, September 12

Where Is Honolulu Rail’s Federal Funding?

June 2012

Thursday, June 28

Updated Rail Finance Plan Part of Formal Federal Funding Request

Monday, June 18

U.S. House Subcommittee Slices Money for Rail

Thursday, June 7

Race To The Finish For Federal Rail Money

May 2012

Tuesday, May 8

Grabauskas: Debt Ate 30% of Boston Transit Budget

April 2012

Friday, April 13

New Rail Chief Sees Himself as Intermediary Between Council, Feds

Honolulu Council Keeps Rail Budget Intact

March 2012

Tuesday, March 27

Line of Credit ‘Big Piece’ Outstanding in Federal Rail Funding

Thursday, March 1

Grabauskas OK’d As Rail Chief Despite Soft Spot For Toru Hamayasu

February 2012

Wednesday, February 29

Off the Beat: What About the Mayor’s Calls for Transparency?

Tuesday, February 28

Honolulu Rail CEO Nominee Has Extensive Public Sector Background

Monday, February 27

New Honolulu Rail Chief Was Late, Over Budget on His Biggest Project

Saturday, February 25

Honolulu Rail CEO Pick Comes With Track Record That Raises Concerns

Daniel Grabauskas