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More Problems Mount Along Honolulu Rail Track Crossings Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

More Problems Mount Along Honolulu Rail Track Crossings

The latest snafu, involving track gauge, raises questions about the crossings’ design as HART struggles to make their components fit together.

Kahikina Touts Progress On Rail But Big Hurdles Loom Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Kahikina Touts Progress On Rail But Big Hurdles Loom

In a new ‘State of HART’ address, the CEO said the agency has made huge strides. Board members cautioned against being too optimistic.

Kahikina Lists Achievements In Her First Year Leading Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Kahikina Lists Achievements In Her First Year Leading Honolulu Rail

An official slide presentation on the new executive director’s performance cites plenty of achievements but no weaknesses.

HART Board Member Resigns, Becomes HART’s New Finance Director HART

HART Board Member Resigns, Becomes HART’s New Finance Director

UPDATED: Dean Hazama had served on the local volunteer rail oversight board for just over two years.

Endangered Monk Seal Died Of Gunshot Wound To The Head, Authorities Say Courtesy: Todd Yamashita/2021

Endangered Monk Seal Died Of Gunshot Wound To The Head, Authorities Say

It was at least the third monk seal to be intentionally killed by humans this year on Molokai, government officials said.

Oahu’s Covid-19 Daily Case Count Could Surge To Thousands By New Year, Forecast Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Oahu’s Covid-19 Daily Case Count Could Surge To Thousands By New Year, Forecast Says

A top state health care official warned that the worst-case scenario, which includes some 800 Covid hospitalizations by the new year, would be “catastrophic.”

Hoyt Zia Stepping Down From The HART Board Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Hoyt Zia Stepping Down From The HART Board

The retired Hawaiian Airlines executive joined the local oversight group in 2017 and saw rail’s ‘P3’ effort collapse.

Hawaii’s Omicron Covid-19 Case Count Climbs To 12 Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii’s Omicron Covid-19 Case Count Climbs To 12

Most of the patients were vaccinated, and most had no known connection to others who were infected.

Handi-Van Servers Hit By A Cyberattack, Forcing Passengers To Rebook Rides Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Handi-Van Servers Hit By A Cyberattack, Forcing Passengers To Rebook Rides

Honolulu Police Department, the FBI and the Secret Service are investigating the incident, which city transit officials said might be a ransomware attack.