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A recent study finds the latest federal budget impasse is hitting the islands especially hard.
HART had boasted of savings from its decision to build the nine stations three at a time. But those savings have disappeared.
Commuting from Kapolei to Honolulu has a few moments of terror, but with a few fixes might eventually work even for casual riders.
HART says it fixed its process so the glitch won’t reoccur, but it’s unclear if the agency missed other contracts.
Lime’s electric scooter fleet was pulled from Honolulu streets earlier this year. Hawaii’s vehicle code needs changes for them to return.
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.
This marks the first time that city property tax revenue will be used for the project.
Canopies planned for the project’s nine westernmost stations have “constructability issues,” said HART’s executive director.
UPDATED: The City Council move may satisfy rail’s impatient federal partners, but it also reverses a pledge not to use city dollars for construction.