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HART’s Expecting Fewer Riders — Even Absent The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART’s Expecting Fewer Riders — Even Absent The Pandemic

The most recent rail ridership estimates are down almost 18%, largely based on a pre-pandemic drop in bus ridership.

Aalto Moves Closer To Replacing Uno On HART Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Aalto Moves Closer To Replacing Uno On HART Board

UPDATED: The journalist and filmmaker said he would provide an inquisitiveness that’s been sorely lacking on the board.

City Council Leaders Look To Remove Rail Critic From HART Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

City Council Leaders Look To Remove Rail Critic From HART Board

Joe Uno says he’s being targeted for his support to stop rail at Middle Street and he’s incensed at the choice of replacement: filmmaker Anthony Aalto.

Building Honolulu Rail: It’s Just A Matter Of Time Before You Hit Something Important April Estrellon/Civil Beat/2021

Building Honolulu Rail: It’s Just A Matter Of Time Before You Hit Something Important

Utilities often aren’t where they’re shown on the drawings. For rail work on Dillingham, buried hazards are a complicated and expensive reality.

Toby Martyn Resigns As HART Board Chair Amid Latest Rail Upheaval Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Toby Martyn Resigns As HART Board Chair Amid Latest Rail Upheaval

The move comes as the board faces scrutiny for its questionable handling of two recent consultant contract awards.

OIP To Investigate HART For Possible Sunshine Law Violations Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

OIP To Investigate HART For Possible Sunshine Law Violations

Normally there’s a six-month cutoff to investigate such matters, but OIP made an exception due to the “significant public interest” in HART.

New Study: Oahu Freeways Deliver The Roughest Rides In The Country Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

New Study: Oahu Freeways Deliver The Roughest Rides In The Country

But the state’s DOT deputy director says the new report from a D.C.-based research group doesn’t tell the whole story.

E Lilo Koke Ana Nō Anei Ke Kaʻa Wahie O Hawaiʻi Nei He Mea Kū I Ka Wā Kahiko? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

E Lilo Koke Ana Nō Anei Ke Kaʻa Wahie O Hawaiʻi Nei He Mea Kū I Ka Wā Kahiko?

Ke māhuahua aʻe nei ka nui o nā kaʻa uila a he manaʻo ko nā alakaʻi o ka mokuʻāina e pau liʻiliʻi nā kaʻa wahie. Wahi a nā kamaʻāina kūʻai kaʻa, he pākela ka wikiwiki o ko lākou holomua.

Wespac Bans Wire Leaders To Help Reduce Shark Deaths Courtesy: Kaikea Nakachi

Wespac Bans Wire Leaders To Help Reduce Shark Deaths

The Hawaii Longline Association announced last year that it would voluntarily replace those leaders with less-lethal gear.