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HART Overpaid Parties Relocating For Rail By At Least $2.3 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

HART Overpaid Parties Relocating For Rail By At Least $2.3 Million

The rail agency hasn’t said who was responsible, but it assured they’re no longer working on the project.

HART Pays Nearly $1 Million To Compensate 24 Parties Short-Changed By Rail Relocation Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

HART Pays Nearly $1 Million To Compensate 24 Parties Short-Changed By Rail Relocation

Meanwhile, questions remain about the overpayments that were also made as part of the same widespread problems.

HART Board Approves A New Honolulu Rail Plan For A Shorter Route Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

HART Board Approves A New Honolulu Rail Plan For A Shorter Route

Ridership on the truncated line would be nearly 30% less than previous estimates, but the city would complete the system to South Street by 2031.

Daily Ridership Would Drop By Thousands If The Honolulu Rail Line Ends At Civic Center Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Daily Ridership Would Drop By Thousands If The Honolulu Rail Line Ends At Civic Center

An average of 119,600 people were originally expected to board the trains each weekday, but that will drop to 84,000 daily riders with the shorter route.

Inside The ‘Frantic’ Push To Shorten Rail And Keep Its Federal Funding Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Inside The ‘Frantic’ Push To Shorten Rail And Keep Its Federal Funding

Project officials stress that they’re still fully committed to getting rail to Ala Moana, but it’s still not clear financially how that would happen.

The ‘Lost Tower’: Why Howard Hughes Has A Love-Hate Relationship With Rail

The ‘Lost Tower’: Why Howard Hughes Has A Love-Hate Relationship With Rail

The city has spent several years and millions of dollars fighting the developer in court over land for rail. Now, the transit system might not reach the Hughes Kakaako properties.

SLIDESHOW: Honolulu Rail Is Still Off Track 11 Years After Groundbreaking Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

SLIDESHOW: Honolulu Rail Is Still Off Track 11 Years After Groundbreaking

The original plan called for 20 miles of rail and 21 stations with trains traveling from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center, but it’s falling short.

‘Nobody Knows What’s Going On’: Kalihi Is Transforming Despite Uncertainty About Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

‘Nobody Knows What’s Going On’: Kalihi Is Transforming Despite Uncertainty About Rail

Commercial property values have spiked along the rail line since the tax to build the project went into effect. But rail didn’t create that new value, local analysts say.

Rail May Not Make It To Ala Moana, But Developers Have Already Cashed In Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Rail May Not Make It To Ala Moana, But Developers Have Already Cashed In

Landowners got lucrative zoning perks and fast-track approvals to build luxury towers in the busy neighborhood all based on rail. Did they give enough back in return?

HART CEO Says She Won’t Accept Potential $25,000 Bonus Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

HART CEO Says She Won’t Accept Potential $25,000 Bonus

“There is still much more work to be done before we can turn this project into a success story,” Lori Kahikina said in a letter announcing her decision.