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UPDATED: The Federal Transit Administration has withheld $744 million from the project since 2015.
Rail officials had hoped to finally get their long-stalled recovery plan approved by this month. Now, they hope to get “provisional’ approval in late May or early June.
While shortening the line could save hundreds of millions of dollars, rail leaders argue the system would lose nearly half its projected ridership.
Flooring and roofing were found to not be sufficiently fire-resistant in a test conducted in Texas.
The City Council wants to investigate potential criminal activity surrounding the fiscally troubled transit project.
UPDATED: Heidi Tsuneyoshi wants an independent probe to determine if public money has been misappropriated and if project officials have acted illegally.
UPDATED: “Consultants often manage consultants, who manage other consultants,” the state audit found, and HART doesn’t hold them accountable.
UPDATED: The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation did not even level with its own board of directors about ballooning expenses, a new report says.
HART had boasted of savings from its decision to build the nine stations three at a time. But those savings have disappeared.
Andrew Robbins, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, foresees “interim service” from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium.