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Higher Costs and More Delays on the Way for Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Higher Costs and More Delays on the Way for Honolulu Rail

A letter sent by top HART officials outlines some of the fiscal challenges facing Honolulu's much beleaguered $6 billion transit project.
Takai Highway Proposal Is Much More Than a Rail Bailout Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Takai Highway Proposal Is Much More Than a Rail Bailout

U.S. Rep. Mark Takai wants to spend $100 million to rebuild the Kamehameha and Farrington highways, a good idea DOT should not so easily dismiss.
Hawaii DOT Alleges Fraud, Breach of Contract in Lawsuit Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Hawaii DOT Alleges Fraud, Breach of Contract in Lawsuit

UPDATED Consulting firm Ciber Inc. is said to have defrauded the state and engaged in misconduct on a software project for the department's Highways Division. The company calls the lawsuit "frivolous."
Civil Bytes: Telecommuting Could Be an Economic Force for Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Bytes: Telecommuting Could Be an Economic Force for Hawaii

By encouraging local companies to support working remotely, the state can combat traffic jams, diversify our workforce, and counteract the brain drain.
Mayor Hires ‘Fresh Set of Eyes’ to Monitor Honolulu Rail Project Submitted

Mayor Hires ‘Fresh Set of Eyes’ to Monitor Honolulu Rail Project

Michael Burns has a long history running transit agencies on the mainland. He will be paid $95,000 to add another layer of supervision to the city's troubled $6 billion project.
Hawaii Legislature Should Rethink Regulation for Taxis, Uber and Lyft Aaron Pareck

Hawaii Legislature Should Rethink Regulation for Taxis, Uber and Lyft

Rather than putting new innovators under decades-old regulations, lawmakers should loosen restrictions for all to better serve a public eager for transportation solutions.
In With The New: Will Millennials’ Disdain For Driving Help Oahu’s Traffic Woes? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In With The New: Will Millennials’ Disdain For Driving Help Oahu’s Traffic Woes?

Many millennials prefer biking, walking and public transit over driving. Maybe that's why the percentage of millennial drivers is dropping in Hawaii.
Governor Plans to Veto Eight Bills; Rail Tax Extension Survives Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Plans to Veto Eight Bills; Rail Tax Extension Survives

UPDATED: Bills on sex trafficking, UH grad student union and renewable fuels production tax credit are among those Hawaii Gov. David Ige currently intends to veto.
A Ray of Hope for Honolulu Rail? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

A Ray of Hope for Honolulu Rail?

For the first time in quite awhile, bids came in lower than estimated, a welcome sign for officials building the largest public works project in Hawaii's history.
Hawaii Traffic