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FTA Won’t Confirm ‘High Praise’ For HART Cory Lum/Civil Beat

FTA Won’t Confirm ‘High Praise’ For HART

The Honolulu rail agency says its federal partners are “extremely impressed” with how the project’s going, but the feds will only point to key steps that still need to happen.

Caldwell: Delay Of Dillingham Rail Plan Reaching ‘Crisis’ Level Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: Delay Of Dillingham Rail Plan Reaching ‘Crisis’ Level

Rail officials admit progress on a utility relocation plan has been too slow. The mayor worries that nearby residents and businesses will pay the price.

HART Gets Its First New Board Chair In About Three Years Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

HART Gets Its First New Board Chair In About Three Years

UPDATED: Toby Martyn joined HART as a state appointee. Now, he’s the agency’s board chairman.

With Sea Level Rise, The Fate of Hawaii’s Most Vulnerable Roads Is Uncertain Cory Lum/Civil Beat

With Sea Level Rise, The Fate of Hawaii’s Most Vulnerable Roads Is Uncertain

Climate change is already taking a toll on coastal highways. Some of those roads may eventually be abandoned to the rising seas, a top official warns.

Honolulu’s Poorly Timed Traffic Signals Aren’t Very Smart Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Poorly Timed Traffic Signals Aren’t Very Smart

The city aims to start installing technology that can detect traffic congestion on some of Oahu’s more than 820 lights next year.

State Fills One Of Its HART Board Vacancies, Two More Seats Remain Open Courtesy Hawaii House of Representatives

State Fills One Of Its HART Board Vacancies, Two More Seats Remain Open

Lynn McCrory joins the rail board as the state looks to appoint qualified members who can attend the meetings.

Jeff Speck: Making Honolulu More Walkable And Livable Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Jeff Speck: Making Honolulu More Walkable And Livable

Popular urban planner Jeff Speck is in town to discuss ways to improve mobility across our crowded congested island.

HART Boss Sees No Reason To Fire Staffer Convicted In Union Vote Rigging Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Boss Sees No Reason To Fire Staffer Convicted In Union Vote Rigging

The rail agency’s top executive won’t say who’s advising him to keep Russell Yamanoha at HART after his plea deal.

Feds Approve Rail’s Recovery Plan, Signaling Continued Support Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Approve Rail’s Recovery Plan, Signaling Continued Support

The FTA won’t release rail’s remaining $744 million, however, until the project’s actual costs are clearer.

Case Looks To Set More Stringent Safety, Noise Standards For Tour Flights Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Case Looks To Set More Stringent Safety, Noise Standards For Tour Flights

Legislation introduced Wednesday would provide some state and local control over helicopter and skydiving flights instead of just the FAA.

City Leaders: Plans For Rail Work Along Dillingham ‘Not Acceptable’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Leaders: Plans For Rail Work Along Dillingham ‘Not Acceptable’

Impacts to businesses and homes near the narrow, busy street could be severe. City leaders say HART still hasn’t sufficiently prepared for that.

Use It Or Lose It? Honolulu Officials Say Ala Wai Project Money In Jeopardy Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Use It Or Lose It? Honolulu Officials Say Ala Wai Project Money In Jeopardy

While the City Council was warned the nearly $200 million could be lost to flood-control efforts elsewhere, there is actually a surplus of federal money for such projects.