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HART Explores Ways To Keep Rail Work Going Amid COVID-19 Setbacks Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Explores Ways To Keep Rail Work Going Amid COVID-19 Setbacks

Can rail’s current primary contractor, STG, build more of the guideway to pick up the slack?

UH Medical School Seeks Funding To Develop New COVID-19 Blood Tests Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Medical School Seeks Funding To Develop New COVID-19 Blood Tests

UPDATED: A test to confirm workers’ immunity to COVID-19 could put them safely back to work and help Hawaii’s economic recovery, says a medical school professor.

How Honolulu Lost Its Top Ranking For The Nation’s Worst Traffic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Honolulu Lost Its Top Ranking For The Nation’s Worst Traffic

Nearly a decade ago, headlines about the city having the worst congestion helped sell rail. But that ranking has plunged.

COVID-19 Slows Honolulu Rail Progress, Could Delay Opening Anthony Quintano / Civil Beat

COVID-19 Slows Honolulu Rail Progress, Could Delay Opening

The public-private partnership to finish the project faces more delays, and HART signals its December 2025 completion date is in jeopardy.

Oahu Traffic Is Gone, For All The Wrong Reasons April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Oahu Traffic Is Gone, For All The Wrong Reasons

A deadly pandemic is no way to solve the state’s traffic woes. But the crisis might encourage more people to work remotely once things improve.

National Guard Now Checking Passengers For Fevers At Hawaii Airports Cory Lum/Civil Beat

National Guard Now Checking Passengers For Fevers At Hawaii Airports

The screenings are expected to be happening at all state airports by the end of the week.

Honolulu To Get $91 Million For Transit During Coronavirus Outbreak Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu To Get $91 Million For Transit During Coronavirus Outbreak

It’s not clear yet precisely how the city will spend those federal dollars. Officials say they’re still incurring costs, so it’s still too early to know.

Hawaii Public Workers Want Hazard Pay During Coronavirus Pandemic Photo courtesy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Public Workers Want Hazard Pay During Coronavirus Pandemic

Public sector leaders are also criticizing Gov. David Ige for what they see as shoddy communication and coordination during the crisis.

Honolulu Cuts Some Bus Service As Ridership Plummets Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Cuts Some Bus Service As Ridership Plummets

Transit officials do aim to keep enough buses on the road so riders can practice social distancing against the threat of COVID-19.