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Marcel Honore

By Land And Sea, The Shutdown Takes Its Toll On Hawaii AP

By Land And Sea, The Shutdown Takes Its Toll On Hawaii

A recent study finds the latest federal budget impasse is hitting the islands especially hard.

The Cost Of Honolulu Rail’s Westside Stations Keeps Going Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Cost Of Honolulu Rail’s Westside Stations Keeps Going Up

HART had boasted of savings from its decision to build the nine stations three at a time. But those savings have disappeared.

Surviving The Ride On A Not-So-Bike-Friendly Island Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

Surviving The Ride On A Not-So-Bike-Friendly Island

Commuting from Kapolei to Honolulu has a few moments of terror, but with a few fixes might eventually work even for casual riders.

The Story Behind Our New Transportation Column Anthony Quintano/ Civil Beat

The Story Behind Our New Transportation Column

Traffic can dominate life — and dinner party conversation — on Oahu. “Wayfinding” offers readers a street-level look at the challenges of getting around the island.

 

Six-Figure Deal To Cover UH Rail Costs ‘Slipped Through The Cracks’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Six-Figure Deal To Cover UH Rail Costs ‘Slipped Through The Cracks’

HART says it fixed its process so the glitch won’t reoccur, but it’s unclear if the agency missed other contracts.

Don’t Expect To See Those Green E-Scooters Again Anytime Soon Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Don’t Expect To See Those Green E-Scooters Again Anytime Soon

Lime’s electric scooter fleet was pulled from Honolulu streets earlier this year. Hawaii’s vehicle code needs changes for them to return.

HART Approves Rail’s Recovery Plan – Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Approves Rail’s Recovery Plan – Again

The move is intended to free up more than $700 million withheld by the project’s federal partners.

Analysis: Lane Could Have Destroyed Thousands of Aging Honolulu Homes Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Analysis: Lane Could Have Destroyed Thousands of Aging Honolulu Homes

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.

Voters Shooting Down HART Board Charter Amendment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Voters Shooting Down HART Board Charter Amendment

The proposal would have made it easier for the board overseeing the Honolulu rail project to take action.

Honolulu To Take Out Short-Term Loan Of $44 Million To Keep Rail Going Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu To Take Out Short-Term Loan Of $44 Million To Keep Rail Going

This marks the first time that city property tax revenue will be used for the project.

Design Flaws May Delay Rail’s Interim Opening Set For 2020 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Design Flaws May Delay Rail’s Interim Opening Set For 2020

Canopies planned for the project’s nine westernmost stations have “constructability issues,” said HART’s executive director.

Honolulu Taxpayers Now On The Hook To Help Build Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Taxpayers Now On The Hook To Help Build Rail

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.