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Coronavirus Is Causing A New Set Of Problems For Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Coronavirus Is Causing A New Set Of Problems For Honolulu Rail

The outbreak has created trouble for Hitachi’s supply chain. It’s not clear yet what that means for rail’s interim opening planned later this year.

City Leaders Unveil Most – But Not All – Of Future Rail Operations Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Leaders Unveil Most – But Not All – Of Future Rail Operations Costs

The new 13-year, $918 million deal with Hitachi is nearly $100 million more than the one signed in 2011. It will cover just over half of the costs to run the rail system.

HART Employee Reported Improper Use Of Federal Funds In 2015 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Employee Reported Improper Use Of Federal Funds In 2015

Worried about financial mismanagement, a HART employee said she was asked to resign when she spoke up.

How Much Should It Cost To Ride Rail? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Much Should It Cost To Ride Rail?

Honolulu officials are seeking public input on setting rates.

HART Grapples With Lessons Learned From West Side Rail Construction Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Grapples With Lessons Learned From West Side Rail Construction

Critics now worry HART is moving too slowly, but the agency found it previously moved too fast without proper planning.

HART Board Member Most Critical Of Rail’s Handling Resigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Board Member Most Critical Of Rail’s Handling Resigns

John Henry Felix has repeatedly called to pause rail construction at Middle Street.

City Stops Planned $700 Million Blaisdell Renovation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Stops Planned $700 Million Blaisdell Renovation

Caldwell concedes the city should focus solely on rail instead with so much uncertainty still hanging over the transit project.

Feds: HART Shouldn’t Promise To Have Rail Ready In October Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Feds: HART Shouldn’t Promise To Have Rail Ready In October

UPDATED: The FTA remains “extremely concerned” about rail’s progress at yet another critical juncture.

Neal Milner: Beware The ‘Magic’ Of Public-Private Partnerships For Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Beware The ‘Magic’ Of Public-Private Partnerships For Honolulu Rail

The use of a private partner is often marketed as a kind of silver bullet to inspire trust in big public projects. In truth, PPPs have a mixed record.

HART Struggles To Keep Critical Utility Work On Schedule Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Struggles To Keep Critical Utility Work On Schedule

The rail agency is eager for crews to work on Dillingham during the day, but the move is sure to take a heavy traffic toll on Kalihi.

Caldwell Talks Homelessness, HUD and Honolulu Rail In Washington DC Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Caldwell Talks Homelessness, HUD and Honolulu Rail In Washington DC

The Honolulu mayor is in the nation’s capital this week for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He’s also meeting with federal officials about the city’s largest ever public works project.

HART: ‘This Is The Year’ For Limited Rail Passenger Service Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART: ‘This Is The Year’ For Limited Rail Passenger Service

Its director says the Honolulu rail project, long rocked by cost overruns and huge delays, is now stable and on a path to open the first stretch by October.