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Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

HART: Utility Work In Town Will Cost At Least $135M More Than Expected Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART: Utility Work In Town Will Cost At Least $135M More Than Expected

Rail officials didn’t have a clear idea of how much the relocation work would cost when they awarded the contract to get it going.

Rail Meeting Crashes Online, Leaving Public In The Dark Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail Meeting Crashes Online, Leaving Public In The Dark

The agency overseeing Hawaii’s largest-ever public works project has struggled to run remote meetings smoothly during the virus crisis.

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.

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.

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.

The Case For Dissolving HART Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Case For Dissolving HART

Let’s cut to the chase — the current setup does not allow for proper oversight of the rail project.

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.

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.

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