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Rail Leaders Look To Curb Runaway Costs With New Partners Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail Leaders Look To Curb Runaway Costs With New Partners

Honolulu’s rail agency is considering changing its strategy to complete the daunting construction work ahead.

HART’s Latest Rail Contract Is For $400M — Twice What It Had Estimated Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART’s Latest Rail Contract Is For $400M — Twice What It Had Estimated

In a break with past practice, the agency did not release the amounts that companies bid for the work to relocate utilities.

Honolulu Rail Project Loses Its Top Right-Of-Way Official Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Project Loses Its Top Right-Of-Way Official

The departure of Abbey Mayer is the latest in a string of more than 16 managers, directors and other top personnel to leave HART.

Competition May Be Coming To Honolulu’s Bike-Share Market Paul Sableman/Flickr.com

Competition May Be Coming To Honolulu’s Bike-Share Market

The nonprofit Biki launched in June. Now the for-profit LimeBike is advertising to fill job openings for its dockless service.

Feds: Honolulu Needs $250 Million More To Complete Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds: Honolulu Needs $250 Million More To Complete Rail

Local officials believe their $8.16 billion cost estimate remains sound, despite the shortfall identified in an unreleased draft report.

How Will Honolulu Pay To Run Rail Once It’s Built? The City Still Doesn’t Know Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Will Honolulu Pay To Run Rail Once It’s Built? The City Still Doesn’t Know

Many other rail transit systems rely on special sales taxes to pay what passenger fares don’t cover.

Honolulu Police Target Bicyclists With No Registration Tags Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Police Target Bicyclists With No Registration Tags

Advocates for more bike use were irked by recent police enforcements that appeared to target registration more than safety concerns.

Council Leaders, Mayor Caldwell Will Talk With Feds In DC About Rail Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Council Leaders, Mayor Caldwell Will Talk With Feds In DC About Rail Funding

Honolulu Council Chair Ernie Martin and Budget Chair Trevor Ozawa, who proposed big cuts in the city budget to raise rail funds, will travel with the mayor to the Capitol.

Was The ‘Button Pusher’ A Problem Employee? State Won’t Release Details AP

Was The ‘Button Pusher’ A Problem Employee? State Won’t Release Details

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said the worker who sent out a false missile alert had a record of incompetency, but he disputes that.

Candidates For Governor Focus On Native Hawaiian Issues At Forum Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Candidates For Governor Focus On Native Hawaiian Issues At Forum

All seven candidates appear — separately — before the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement.

Hawaii Congressional Delegation Wants Feds To Take Over Missile Alerts Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Congressional Delegation Wants Feds To Take Over Missile Alerts

State emergency officials were grilled at a U.S. Senate committee hearing as lawmakers try to rebuild public trust in the warning system.

A $15 Billion Price Tag To Protect Hawaii Highways From Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A $15 Billion Price Tag To Protect Hawaii Highways From Climate Change

As the state braces for sea level rise, vulnerable roads could be moved inland — and tunneled through mountains.