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‘How Do We Go Forward?’ Honolulu Rail Leaders Kill P3, Confront Unknown Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘How Do We Go Forward?’ Honolulu Rail Leaders Kill P3, Confront Unknown Costs

Officials will start a fourth attempt to find a way to finish the final four miles while adding hundreds of millions of dollars to the overall budget.

City Pushes Rail’s Opening To 2033, Price Tag Soars To $11 Billion Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Pushes Rail’s Opening To 2033, Price Tag Soars To $11 Billion

The mayor is pleading with the FTA to extend the deadline to avoid losing $250 million in federal money.

City Strives To Keep Transit Safe As More Bus Drivers Test Positive For COVID-19 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Strives To Keep Transit Safe As More Bus Drivers Test Positive For COVID-19

Most of the drivers’ positive tests were attributed to factors outside of work. Three drivers, however, have filed workers’ compensation claims.

HART Still Pursuing Long-Shot Deal To Finish Rail Despite City Resistance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Still Pursuing Long-Shot Deal To Finish Rail Despite City Resistance

The rail authority’s executive director refuses to give up on the potential public-private partnership as the agency’s board looks to replace him.

City’s Transportation Director Steps Down Early Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City’s Transportation Director Steps Down Early

Fryzstacki also served on the HART board and had to deal with rail’s utility-relocation approvals.

The Fish — And Fishermen — Are Back At Ala Moana Beach. Swimmers Are Not Happy Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

The Fish — And Fishermen — Are Back At Ala Moana Beach. Swimmers Are Not Happy

The pandemic brought more fish to Oahu’s nearshore waters and sparked conflict among ocean users. Now, boundaries are being proposed at Ala Moana.

Slow Unemployment Payments Spark Protests In Honolulu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Slow Unemployment Payments Spark Protests In Honolulu

Protests this week have been peaceful, but state officials closed a state building Friday out of health and safety concerns for employees.

U.S. Withdraws From Paris Global Climate Deal, But Hawaii Persists Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

U.S. Withdraws From Paris Global Climate Deal, But Hawaii Persists

The role local governments play in fighting climate change “has never been greater,” the state’s top energy official said.

Study: Marshall Islands Could Be ‘Lost’ To Sea Level Rise As Early As 2080 Mark Edward Harris/Civil Beat

Study: Marshall Islands Could Be ‘Lost’ To Sea Level Rise As Early As 2080

But researchers say preserving and restoring reef ecosystems could help slow the loss of those islands.