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Honolulu Rail Chief Says Ridership Projections Have Dropped Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Chief Says Ridership Projections Have Dropped

Rail authority CEO Lori Kahikina provided no details, but said she believes public interest in riding the train is still high.

For The Honolulu Rail Project, 2020 Was The Year The Wheels Fell Off Cory Lum/Civil Beat

For The Honolulu Rail Project, 2020 Was The Year The Wheels Fell Off

From stalled utility work in the Dillingham corridor to a failed P3 deal, rail suffered one setback after another.

Honolulu Rail Cost Now at $9.9 Billion But That Estimate Will Likely Grow Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Cost Now at $9.9 Billion But That Estimate Will Likely Grow

The FTA considers rail the most “challenged and troubled project that they’re dealing with,” according to the HART board’s vice chairman.

Honolulu Rail’s New Budget Hole Estimated At More Than $1 Billion Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail’s New Budget Hole Estimated At More Than $1 Billion

Project leaders will likely struggle to secure more funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Leaders Advance Bill To Withdraw Rail Construction Dollars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Leaders Advance Bill To Withdraw Rail Construction Dollars

It remains unclear how the move would impact the transit project’s federal funding.

Caldwell: ‘Phased’ Construction Of Rail If The Project Runs Out Of Cash Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: ‘Phased’ Construction Of Rail If The Project Runs Out Of Cash

Generally, the Honolulu mayor suggested building the line into downtown and then resuming construction to Ala Moana Center once the funding becomes available.

Robbins Keeps His Job, But Rail Faces More ‘Substantial’ Impacts To Schedule And Cost Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Robbins Keeps His Job, But Rail Faces More ‘Substantial’ Impacts To Schedule And Cost

The critical utility relocation work on Dillingham Boulevard has stalled amid an epic impasse between HART and city planners.

Crucial Contract For Honolulu Rail Project Delayed For 6th Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Crucial Contract For Honolulu Rail Project Delayed For 6th Time

City Council Chair Ikaika Anderson says “the process sucks,” referring to how this major public-private partnership award is made.

HART: COVID-19 Could Cost Rail $450 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART: COVID-19 Could Cost Rail $450 Million

“Conservative” projections show the pandemic may trigger a steep drop in the excise and hotel room taxes that finance the project.

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