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Marcel Honore

Audit: Heavy Reliance On Consultants Is Causing Problems For Honolulu Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Audit: Heavy Reliance On Consultants Is Causing Problems For Honolulu Rail Project

UPDATED: “Consultants often manage consultants, who manage other consultants,” the state audit found, and HART doesn’t hold them accountable.

Honolulu Will Pay Train Maker $160 Million To Cover Rail Delays Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Will Pay Train Maker $160 Million To Cover Rail Delays

Rail officials said the settlement with Ansaldo covers a delay of more than 2,000 days.

Audit: Honolulu Rail Agency Hid True Costs From Public View Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Audit: Honolulu Rail Agency Hid True Costs From Public View

UPDATED: The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation did not even level with its own board of directors about ballooning expenses, a new report says.

What Would You Pay To Drive During Honolulu’s Rush Hour? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What Would You Pay To Drive During Honolulu’s Rush Hour?

Congestion pricing aims to reduce gridlock and emissions by making drivers think twice about getting in their cars.

By Land And Sea, The Shutdown Takes Its Toll On Hawaii AP

By Land And Sea, The Shutdown Takes Its Toll On Hawaii

A recent study finds the latest federal budget impasse is hitting the islands especially hard.

The Cost Of Honolulu Rail’s Westside Stations Keeps Going Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Cost Of Honolulu Rail’s Westside Stations Keeps Going Up

HART had boasted of savings from its decision to build the nine stations three at a time. But those savings have disappeared.

Surviving The Ride On A Not-So-Bike-Friendly Island Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Surviving The Ride On A Not-So-Bike-Friendly Island

Commuting from Kapolei to Honolulu has a few moments of terror, but with a few fixes might eventually work even for casual riders.

The Story Behind Our New Transportation Column Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

The Story Behind Our New Transportation Column

Traffic can dominate life — and dinner party conversation — on Oahu. “Wayfinding” offers readers a street-level look at the challenges of getting around the island.

 

Six-Figure Deal To Cover UH Rail Costs ‘Slipped Through The Cracks’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Six-Figure Deal To Cover UH Rail Costs ‘Slipped Through The Cracks’

HART says it fixed its process so the glitch won’t reoccur, but it’s unclear if the agency missed other contracts.

Don’t Expect To See Those Green E-Scooters Again Anytime Soon Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Don’t Expect To See Those Green E-Scooters Again Anytime Soon

Lime’s electric scooter fleet was pulled from Honolulu streets earlier this year. Hawaii’s vehicle code needs changes for them to return.

HART Approves Rail’s Recovery Plan – Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Approves Rail’s Recovery Plan – Again

The move is intended to free up more than $700 million withheld by the project’s federal partners.

Analysis: Lane Could Have Destroyed Thousands of Aging Honolulu Homes Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Analysis: Lane Could Have Destroyed Thousands of Aging Honolulu Homes

A new estimate finds nearly 4,000 families would have been displaced, mostly those living in wooden-frame houses built before the stronger 1995 building regulations.