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Kahikina Is Named Honolulu Rail’s Third Permanent Executive Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Kahikina Is Named Honolulu Rail’s Third Permanent Executive Director

She also expressed hope that an exception allowing welders from the mainland to work in Hawaii should enable key wheel and track fixes to begin soon.

Honolulu Rail Holds Onto Federal Funds And Buys Time To Craft Recovery Plan Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Honolulu Rail Holds Onto Federal Funds And Buys Time To Craft Recovery Plan

UPDATED: The FTA has been withholding the local transit project’s federal dollars for the past seven years as its struggles have mounted.

HART Releases A Lower Estimate To Build Rail As City Council Debates Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

HART Releases A Lower Estimate To Build Rail As City Council Debates Funding

Current funding will get the rail line to Chinatown, but it needs to get at least to downtown to be functional, city leaders say.

Dollars From Infrastructure Deal Poised To Arrive In ‘Months, Not Years’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Dollars From Infrastructure Deal Poised To Arrive In ‘Months, Not Years’

The trillion-dollar package provides a boost in federal funding to numerous state facilities. It does not include Oahu’s rail project.

HART Has A Plan To Fix Rail Tracks But Lacks Welders To Do The Work Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

HART Has A Plan To Fix Rail Tracks But Lacks Welders To Do The Work

A new report gives the rail agency the green light to replace the steel wheels instead of the track crossings.

Advocates: Court Deal A Win For Endangered ‘I‘iwi Bird Jack Jeffrey Photography

Advocates: Court Deal A Win For Endangered ‘I‘iwi Bird

The agreement could serve as a model to help save Hawaii’s other endangered honeycreeper species, they said.

Fevella Sues HART Over Its Changes To Voting Rules Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Fevella Sues HART Over Its Changes To Voting Rules

The West Oahu legislator has become an especially vocal critic of the local rail agency.

NTSB Recovers Wreckage From TransAir Plane Crash In Waters Off Oahu NTSB

NTSB Recovers Wreckage From TransAir Plane Crash In Waters Off Oahu

The plane’s fuselage broke in two pieces and its engines separated from the craft on impact, a survey of the underwater site revealed.

HART Approves More Legal Fees For Looming Trial Against Howard Hughes Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

HART Approves More Legal Fees For Looming Trial Against Howard Hughes

The high-stakes battle could involve a claim of more than $200 million in damages, according to the rail agency.