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Marcel Honore

Glider Tours Get Federal Scrutiny After Dillingham Airfield Crash Honolulu Soaring Club

Glider Tours Get Federal Scrutiny After Dillingham Airfield Crash

Officials are looking more closely at the use of towplanes to get gliders aloft.

City Leaders Unveil Most – But Not All – Of Future Rail Operations Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Leaders Unveil Most – But Not All – Of Future Rail Operations Costs

The new 13-year, $918 million deal with Hitachi is nearly $100 million more than the one signed in 2011. It will cover just over half of the costs to run the rail system.

HART Employee Reported Improper Use Of Federal Funds In 2015 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Employee Reported Improper Use Of Federal Funds In 2015

Worried about financial mismanagement, a HART employee said she was asked to resign when she spoke up.

HART Grapples With Lessons Learned From West Side Rail Construction Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Grapples With Lessons Learned From West Side Rail Construction

Critics now worry HART is moving too slowly, but the agency found it previously moved too fast without proper planning.

Honolulu Is A Top Potential Market For E-Scooters — But They’re Still A Year Away Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Honolulu Is A Top Potential Market For E-Scooters — But They’re Still A Year Away

E-scooter rentals have been controversial, but if the rollout is done right they could help soften Honolulu’s traffic woes.

HART Board Member Most Critical Of Rail’s Handling Resigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Board Member Most Critical Of Rail’s Handling Resigns

John Henry Felix has repeatedly called to pause rail construction at Middle Street.

State To Pull Out Of Dillingham Airfield, Leaving Businesses Up In The Air Mark Ture/Flickr

State To Pull Out Of Dillingham Airfield, Leaving Businesses Up In The Air

UPDATED: Hundreds of employees who work at the airfield or indirectly depend on it could be affected by the state’s decision to walk away.

City Stops Planned $700 Million Blaisdell Renovation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Stops Planned $700 Million Blaisdell Renovation

Caldwell concedes the city should focus solely on rail instead with so much uncertainty still hanging over the transit project.

Whistleblowers Allege Cozy Ties Between Hawaii Tour Helicopters, FAA Regulators Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Whistleblowers Allege Cozy Ties Between Hawaii Tour Helicopters, FAA Regulators

UPDATED: The chairman of the U.S. Senate Transportation Committee, along with Hawaii’s senators, called for the Inspector General to investigate.