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Why Honolulu Hale Keeps Stealing State Appointees To HART Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Why Honolulu Hale Keeps Stealing State Appointees To HART

The difficulty finding qualified volunteers to fill board seats is another sign of the chaos that has plagued the troubled rail project.
Hitachi: Two Trains Hit Each Other At Low Speed During Rail Yard Exercise Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hitachi: Two Trains Hit Each Other At Low Speed During Rail Yard Exercise

The incident is what's known as a "hard coupling," where two trains connect while moving too fast.
HART: 8 Westside Rail Station Supports Need Retrofits Before Service Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

HART: 8 Westside Rail Station Supports Need Retrofits Before Service

It's still not clear how the repairs affect the city's plans to launch passenger service early next year.
Report: Consultant, Rail Engineer At Odds Over Station Cracking Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Report: Consultant, Rail Engineer At Odds Over Station Cracking

UPDATED: Those investigating the cracks have disagreed about their severity, but the final report still isn't out.
Private Security Will Handle Patrols Along Honolulu’s Future Rail Line Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Private Security Will Handle Patrols Along Honolulu’s Future Rail Line

UPDATED: The model for how to handle transit security varies from place to place. Honolulu considered using HPD but went a different route.
This Is A Drill: Honolulu Emergency Crews Act Out Simulated Train Derailment David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

This Is A Drill: Honolulu Emergency Crews Act Out Simulated Train Derailment

Saturday's drill was a step toward rail going operational. Questions remain on some of the structural cracking, however.
Kahikina: HART Won’t Replace Honolulu Rail’s Unusual Track Crossings Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Kahikina: HART Won’t Replace Honolulu Rail’s Unusual Track Crossings

Rail's top executive said her agency has already fixed the problems with so-called "frogs" and it's an old issue being dredged up.
Internal Memo Reveals List Of Experts Concerned About Honolulu Rail Track Layout Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Internal Memo Reveals List Of Experts Concerned About Honolulu Rail Track Layout

HART dismissed the worries of a former track consultant as "the opinions of one individual." A newly released memo indicates he's not alone.
Feds Approve Honolulu Rail Recovery Plan, Will Release $125 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Feds Approve Honolulu Rail Recovery Plan, Will Release $125 Million

Mayor Rick Blangiardi called the development a "joyous and a historic day for us."