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Marcel Honore

Natalie Iwasa Joins The HART Board

Natalie Iwasa Joins The HART Board

The government-spending watchdog and frequent rail critic known as “Bike Mom” will lend an independent voice, the House Speaker said.

For The Honolulu Rail Project, 2020 Was The Year The Wheels Fell Off Cory Lum/Civil Beat

For The Honolulu Rail Project, 2020 Was The Year The Wheels Fell Off

From stalled utility work in the Dillingham corridor to a failed P3 deal, rail suffered one setback after another.

Lori Kahikina Pegged To Lead HART As Interim Director Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lori Kahikina Pegged To Lead HART As Interim Director

UPDATED: The city’s outgoing environmental services director joins rail right as HART struggles with utility relocations along Dillingham.

Honolulu Rail Manages To Keep Its Federal Funding – For Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Manages To Keep Its Federal Funding – For Now

A yearlong extension buys the city more time, but it’s not clear whether the FTA will see enough progress to release the funds.

Honolulu Rail Project Is Left Without A Leader As HART Ousts Robbins Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Project Is Left Without A Leader As HART Ousts Robbins

Major utility problems on Dillingham Boulevard and a failed P3 effort helped seal the fate of rail’s latest executive director.

HART, City Underestimated Cost Of Rail Work By $1.3 Billion, P3 Prices Show Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART, City Underestimated Cost Of Rail Work By $1.3 Billion, P3 Prices Show

UPDATED: Those details, revealed Tuesday, give the public its first glimpse of market prices to finish the 20-mile rail project.

Scientists Unveil New 3D Maps In Race To Save Hawaii Coral Flickr: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarter

Scientists Unveil New 3D Maps In Race To Save Hawaii Coral

UPDATED: Researchers are using the new aerial mapping techniques to better understand what’s happening to Hawaii’s coral — and how to better protect it.

Legal Battles Loom With Developer Whether Rail Gets Finished Or Not Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legal Battles Loom With Developer Whether Rail Gets Finished Or Not

The complex situation with Howard Hughes is just one issue to deal with in the project’s uncertain future.

State Puts New Limits On Aquarium Fishing, But Existing Licenses Valid Until They Expire FromSandToGlass/Flickr

State Puts New Limits On Aquarium Fishing, But Existing Licenses Valid Until They Expire

The new terms and conditions reflect a court ruling in state environmental court last month.