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Don’t Extend the Transit Tax to Pay for Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Don’t Extend the Transit Tax to Pay for Honolulu Rail

The Hawaii Legislature should be fixing our tax system instead of making it worse.
At Least $1.25B Has Been Spent on Rail So Far, But Where Has All the Money Gone? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

At Least $1.25B Has Been Spent on Rail So Far, But Where Has All the Money Gone?

The rail project has been in the works for more than 10 years but city and HART officials still can't — or won't — say what the money has been spent on. Secrecy over tens of millions of dollars in payments to subcontractors is only one troubling aspect.
What Can We Do About the Rail? Nothing. Tackle Traffic Congestion! cory Lum / Civil Beat

What Can We Do About the Rail? Nothing. Tackle Traffic Congestion!

Given Hawaii's political and decision-making reality, there's no point fighting rail. But we should fight for traffic congestion solutions.
Civil Bytes: H1 and Rail Inspire Visions of a Driverless Future

Civil Bytes: H1 and Rail Inspire Visions of a Driverless Future

Technology will bring out the best in transit when we finally pry the hands of the masses off their steering wheels and leave the driving to computers.
Denby Fawcett: Rail Ends at Ala Moana, But Will Tax Go on Forever? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Rail Ends at Ala Moana, But Will Tax Go on Forever?

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is being disingenuous when he claims extending a rail surcharge doesn't amount to asking the Legislature for a tax increase.
Urban Hawaii: Who Is Remaking Kakaako? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Urban Hawaii: Who Is Remaking Kakaako?

Hot spots in New York City and Boston are helping to inspire the transformation of Honolulu's most dynamic neighborhood.
Urban Hawaii: What Does Future Hold for Honolulu — and Us? Don Wallace

Urban Hawaii: What Does Future Hold for Honolulu — and Us?

It is time to explore what the transformation of Kakaako says about the evolution of our city. Our new column looks at how Honolulu got to where it is now and, perhaps more importantly, where it is going.
Caldwell: City Meets Road Repaving Goal for 2014 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: City Meets Road Repaving Goal for 2014

More than 300 lane miles were repaved this year, keeping the city on track to repave 43 percent of its roads in five years.
How Driving to Work Changes Oahu’s Daytime Population DBEDT

How Driving to Work Changes Oahu’s Daytime Population

DBEDT tracks how many people stay in an area during business hours, and how many workers commute in and out.
Hawaii Traffic