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Court Ruling Halts All Existing Hawaii Commercial Aquarium Fishing Licenses FromSandToGlass/Flickr

Court Ruling Halts All Existing Hawaii Commercial Aquarium Fishing Licenses

The latest order compels state officials to cancel all existing commercial aquarium licenses because they lack the proper reviews, environmental advocates say.

Longtime Rail Officials Ousted As New CEO Joins HART Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Longtime Rail Officials Ousted As New CEO Joins HART

Bill Brennan and Joyce Oliveira were two of the longest-serving employees at a tumultuous agency that’s seen heavy turnover.

Here’s Why You Can’t Judge Honolulu’s Bike-Share Program On Public Costs Alone Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s Why You Can’t Judge Honolulu’s Bike-Share Program On Public Costs Alone

With a new city audit out there’s plenty of talk about the bike-share’s costs. What’s missing is a similar examination of its community benefits.

Natalie Iwasa Joins The HART Board

Natalie Iwasa Joins The HART Board

The government-spending watchdog and frequent rail critic known as “Bike Mom” will lend an independent voice, the House Speaker said.

For The Honolulu Rail Project, 2020 Was The Year The Wheels Fell Off Cory Lum/Civil Beat

For The Honolulu Rail Project, 2020 Was The Year The Wheels Fell Off

From stalled utility work in the Dillingham corridor to a failed P3 deal, rail suffered one setback after another.

Lori Kahikina Pegged To Lead HART As Interim Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lori Kahikina Pegged To Lead HART As Interim Director

UPDATED: The city’s outgoing environmental services director joins rail right as HART struggles with utility relocations along Dillingham.

Honolulu Rail Manages To Keep Its Federal Funding – For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Manages To Keep Its Federal Funding – For Now

A yearlong extension buys the city more time, but it’s not clear whether the FTA will see enough progress to release the funds.

Honolulu Rail Project Is Left Without A Leader As HART Ousts Robbins Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Project Is Left Without A Leader As HART Ousts Robbins

Major utility problems on Dillingham Boulevard and a failed P3 effort helped seal the fate of rail’s latest executive director.

HART, City Underestimated Cost Of Rail Work By $1.3 Billion, P3 Prices Show Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART, City Underestimated Cost Of Rail Work By $1.3 Billion, P3 Prices Show

UPDATED: Those details, revealed Tuesday, give the public its first glimpse of market prices to finish the 20-mile rail project.