Even as it pushes toward its ultimate destination at Ala Moana Shopping Center, the Honolulu rail project is looking to start carrying passengers on the 10-mile western half of the route by the end of 2020.

Andrew Robbins, executive director and CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, talks about the high-level juggling act in a conversation with Pod Squad host Chad Blair.

Andrew Robbins says he is optimistic about completing the Honolulu rail project within its current budget. Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

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