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HART Says It Didn’t Get A Key Report On Track Woes. The Contractor Says Otherwise Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Says It Didn’t Get A Key Report On Track Woes. The Contractor Says Otherwise

The much-anticipated analysis will shed light on a major problem that must be fixed before interim rail service can start.

HART: Howard Hughes To Seek $200 Million In Rail Condemnation Suit Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART: Howard Hughes To Seek $200 Million In Rail Condemnation Suit

The city’s legal costs in the eminent domain battle started at $4.6 million. Now, they’re poised to exceed $23 million.

Biki Is Bouncing Back From Covid-Era Vandalism, Ridership Woes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Biki Is Bouncing Back From Covid-Era Vandalism, Ridership Woes

Honolulu’s first major bikeshare system says it’s finally turning a corner on some of its pandemic-era adversity.

HART Effort To Hire Welders To Fix Rail Tracks Falls Flat Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

HART Effort To Hire Welders To Fix Rail Tracks Falls Flat

How big of an impact that will have remains unclear. HART won’t discuss the situation.

Faced With Unwieldy Voting Rules, Honolulu Rail Board Simply Scrapped Them Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Faced With Unwieldy Voting Rules, Honolulu Rail Board Simply Scrapped Them

UPDATED: For four years, after the Legislature added seats, the rail board required eight ‘yes’ votes to pass measures, but recently decided it needs only six.

State Reverses Course, Opts To Keep Dillingham Airfield Open Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

State Reverses Course, Opts To Keep Dillingham Airfield Open

The move allows skydivers, gliders and other general aviation businesses to keep operating on the North Shore.

Hawaii Longline Fleet’s Switch To Shark-Friendly Gear Taking Longer Than Expected Courtesy: Kaikea Nakachi

Hawaii Longline Fleet’s Switch To Shark-Friendly Gear Taking Longer Than Expected

The transition was supposed to be done by July. Now, expect it done by the end of the year, an industry leader says.

HART Sheds More Staff, Including Its Latest Chief Financial Officer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Sheds More Staff, Including Its Latest Chief Financial Officer

The changes come amid the HART board’s private discussions on future leadership at the agency.

HART, HECO At Odds Over Who Caused A $34 Million Change Order To Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

HART, HECO At Odds Over Who Caused A $34 Million Change Order To Rail

HART says HECO’s new safety standards were the problem. The utility, meanwhile, blames shoddy and delayed design work by a rail contractor.