We’ve been producing journalism in the public interest for 10 years, with the aim of making Hawaii a better place, and we have no plans to stop any time soon. But we need your help to keep this critical work going strong. For a limited time, donations to Civil Beat will be doubled, thanks to a matching gift from the NewsMatch program!
Civil Beat has raised $64,000 towards our $200,000 goal!
Officials are looking more closely at the use of towplanes to get gliders aloft.
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.
Worried about financial mismanagement, a HART employee said she was asked to resign when she spoke up.
Critics now worry HART is moving too slowly, but the agency found it previously moved too fast without proper planning.
E-scooter rentals have been controversial, but if the rollout is done right they could help soften Honolulu’s traffic woes.
John Henry Felix has repeatedly called to pause rail construction at Middle Street.
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.
Caldwell concedes the city should focus solely on rail instead with so much uncertainty still hanging over the transit project.
UPDATED: The chairman of the U.S. Senate Transportation Committee, along with Hawaii’s senators, called for the Inspector General to investigate.