The agency overseeing Hawaii’s largest-ever public works project has struggled to run remote meetings smoothly during the virus crisis.
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.
Worried about financial mismanagement, a HART employee said she was asked to resign when she spoke up.
Critics now worry HART is moving too slowly, but the agency found it previously moved too fast without proper planning.
John Henry Felix has repeatedly called to pause rail construction at Middle Street.
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.
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.
Rail’s ultimate price tag remains a mystery, but HART’s own risk reports show the costs steadily climbing.