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A whistleblower lawsuit says Nan Inc. tried to drive up rail construction claims at taxpayers’ expense.
After the City Council rejected using taxpayer money to pay for legal representation, city employees would have to seek it out on their own.
HART is no longer considering a Plan B in case its pursuit of a public private partnership fails to get rail done.
UPDATED: Yamanoha’s continued employment at HART drew criticism, but rail agency officials won’t say whether he was fired or left voluntarily.
The contractor’s payment denials are among $77 million in freshly rejected rail invoices that didn’t meet state standards for legitimate construction costs.
A new report from the Hawaii Executive Conference details the state’s worsening financial problems, but it doesn’t offer any solutions.
For years, the agency didn’t follow the proper federal rules moving businesses on the path of the rail line. Those still in charge will spend the next year cleaning up the mess.
The HART board is poised to approve an $18 million deal to resolve about 150 construction claims. More claims on those stations remain.
It’s not clear how the departures have impacted the federal probe that’s ensnared the rail project, if at all.
In removing the Palolo and Makiki valley basins, the corps will focus more heavily on flood control in the Manoa Valley instead.
HART first self-reported its “potential problems” last year. A new federal report shows just how bad those violations actually were.
The city has plans to remove 45 crosswalks deemed unsafe instead of making them safer. But pedestrians can still legally cross at those spots.