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Marcel Honore

Blood Bank Paying A High Price In Its Dispute With Honolulu Rail Officials Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Blood Bank Paying A High Price In Its Dispute With Honolulu Rail Officials

The nonprofit wants to abandon its headquarters long before trains start rumbling nearby. But the city is offering to buy only a strip of landscaping.

A Republican Governor Would Bring New Uncertainty To Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Republican Governor Would Bring New Uncertainty To Rail Project

Some GOP candidates have called for radical changes in how the transit project moves forward, but they’ve also been light on specifics.

Feds May Require Honolulu To Sell Bonds For Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds May Require Honolulu To Sell Bonds For Rail Project

The City Council’s latest plan to demonstrate a willingness to help pay for rail construction has hit a snag.

State Auditor Says Rail Agency Is Interfering With His Work Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Auditor Says Rail Agency Is Interfering With His Work

Les Kondo says HART’s insistence on recording auditor interviews with staff members “is akin to management sitting in.”

Winner Of Governor’s Race Will Have Stronger Hand In Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Winner Of Governor’s Race Will Have Stronger Hand In Rail Project

Colleen Hanabusa and David Ige have played varying roles in moving the project forward, while Clayton Hee wants to curtail construction.

‘Lime’ Rental Scooters Invade Honolulu With Mixed Results Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

‘Lime’ Rental Scooters Invade Honolulu With Mixed Results

UPDATED: The Mayor’s office said Thursday that the company is operating illegally and police will continue to impound the scooters.

New Plan Looks To Spare City From Cuts to Pay For Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Plan Looks To Spare City From Cuts to Pay For Rail

The strategy involves big changes in HART’s financial accounting for the transit project.

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.