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When Half A Train Is Better Than None Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When Half A Train Is Better Than None

Starting rail in sections would help some riders, but cost more in the long run.
Hawaii Road Fatalities In One Map

Hawaii Road Fatalities In One Map

On the south shore of Oahu, distracted driving was responsible for many pedestrian deaths.
Bill Slowing Bike Lane Construction Approved Over Bike Riders’ Objections Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill Slowing Bike Lane Construction Approved Over Bike Riders’ Objections

Councilman Trevor Ozawa's bill would require two Council hearings before any bike lane could be installed.
Honolulu Rail Project Eclipses $6.5 Billion Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Project Eclipses $6.5 Billion

Officials continue to see costs mushroom as they build the 20-mile commuter rail line and fight to increase taxes to pay for it.
Honolulu Drivers Can’t Get No Satisfaction PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Honolulu Drivers Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Feeling miserable behind the wheel? You should, according to the navigation app Waze.
In Car-Free Paris, Lessons for Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In Car-Free Paris, Lessons for Honolulu

The Guardian reports on what happened when Parisians walked, biked or relied on public transit for a day.
A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A ‘No-Brainer’: Honolulu Streets Should Be for the People, Not the Cars

An amendment to make the city denser and more walkable around planned rail stations might also increase the number of sidewalk cafes.
Higher Costs and More Delays on the Way for Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Higher Costs and More Delays on the Way for Honolulu Rail

A letter sent by top HART officials outlines some of the fiscal challenges facing Honolulu's much beleaguered $6 billion transit project.
Takai Highway Proposal Is Much More Than a Rail Bailout Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai Highway Proposal Is Much More Than a Rail Bailout

U.S. Rep. Mark Takai wants to spend $100 million to rebuild the Kamehameha and Farrington highways, a good idea DOT should not so easily dismiss.
Hawaii DOT Alleges Fraud, Breach of Contract in Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii DOT Alleges Fraud, Breach of Contract in Lawsuit

UPDATED Consulting firm Ciber Inc. is said to have defrauded the state and engaged in misconduct on a software project for the department's Highways Division. The company calls the lawsuit "frivolous."
Civil Bytes: Telecommuting Could Be an Economic Force for Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Bytes: Telecommuting Could Be an Economic Force for Hawaii

By encouraging local companies to support working remotely, the state can combat traffic jams, diversify our workforce, and counteract the brain drain.
Mayor Hires ‘Fresh Set of Eyes’ to Monitor Honolulu Rail Project Submitted

Mayor Hires ‘Fresh Set of Eyes’ to Monitor Honolulu Rail Project

Michael Burns has a long history running transit agencies on the mainland. He will be paid $95,000 to add another layer of supervision to the city's troubled $6 billion project.