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Pod Squad: Honolulu Rail CEO Promises Passenger Service In 2020 Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Pod Squad: Honolulu Rail CEO Promises Passenger Service In 2020

Andrew Robbins, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, foresees “interim service” from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium.

Six-Figure Deal To Cover UH Rail Costs ‘Slipped Through The Cracks’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Six-Figure Deal To Cover UH Rail Costs ‘Slipped Through The Cracks’

HART says it fixed its process so the glitch won’t reoccur, but it’s unclear if the agency missed other contracts.

HART Approves Rail’s Recovery Plan – Again Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Approves Rail’s Recovery Plan – Again

The move is intended to free up more than $700 million withheld by the project’s federal partners.

Voters Shooting Down HART Board Charter Amendment Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Voters Shooting Down HART Board Charter Amendment

The proposal would have made it easier for the board overseeing the Honolulu rail project to take action.

Design Flaws May Delay Rail’s Interim Opening Set For 2020 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Design Flaws May Delay Rail’s Interim Opening Set For 2020

Canopies planned for the project’s nine westernmost stations have “constructability issues,” said HART’s executive director.

Vote Yes On The HART Board Charter Question Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Vote Yes On The HART Board Charter Question

Regardless of one’s feelings about Honolulu’s rail project, the agency overseeing it needs help regarding its makeup and rules.

Honolulu Taxpayers Now On The Hook To Help Build Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Taxpayers Now On The Hook To Help Build Rail

UPDATED: The City Council move may satisfy rail’s impatient federal partners, but it also reverses a pledge not to use city dollars for construction.

Will Voters Make It Easier For Honolulu Rail Board To Make Decisions? Hawaiian Electric Co.

Will Voters Make It Easier For Honolulu Rail Board To Make Decisions?

Legislators added nonvoting members for more project scrutiny, but the move made it harder for the board to reach a quorum.

Feds To City: Show Us The Rail Money Now Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds To City: Show Us The Rail Money Now

Honolulu will need to come up with $44 million by Nov. 20 — and a good-faith effort to eventually issue bonds for those dollars next year won’t cut it.

City Taxpayers Move Closer To Covering Rail Costs After Council Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Taxpayers Move Closer To Covering Rail Costs After Council Vote

Backed in a corner, the Honolulu City Council took steps Wednesday to commit $44 million in bonds to help build the 20-mile rail system.

Neal Milner: Rail’s Public-Private Partnership Idea Is A Desperate Cry For Help Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Neal Milner: Rail’s Public-Private Partnership Idea Is A Desperate Cry For Help

The city is in a lousy bargaining position in its search for a partner to finish construction and operate the system.

HART Wants A Private Company To Finish The Honolulu Rail Project Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

HART Wants A Private Company To Finish The Honolulu Rail Project

The rail agency’s directors approve the concept of a public-private partnership to design and build the stretch through the central part of the city.

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