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Lawsuit: Rail Columns Pose ‘Unreasonable Risk’ To Drivers Near Waipahu Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Rail Columns Pose ‘Unreasonable Risk’ To Drivers Near Waipahu

After three people were killed in a collision with a column, a wrongful death suit takes aim at the city for not placing barriers to protect drivers.

Proposal Would Give Honolulu Voters Chance To End HART Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Proposal Would Give Honolulu Voters Chance To End HART

The proposal, which rail leaders say comes from Honolulu City Council Chairman Ikaika Anderson, would place the city transportation department in charge of the remaining construction.

Honolulu Rail Will Spend Nearly $40 Million More On Change Order Fixes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Will Spend Nearly $40 Million More On Change Order Fixes

Despite the cost increases, the 20-mile, 21-station transit line is holding steady to HART’s latest, $8.14 billion construction budget, officials say.

Councilwoman: HART Should Cover Legal Costs For Subpoenas, Not City Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Councilwoman: HART Should Cover Legal Costs For Subpoenas, Not City

Heidi Tsuneyoshi has recently brought fresh scrutiny to HART. Now, she’s urging the city to reverse plans to cover the rail agency’s legal costs.

‘It’s A Struggle’: Rail Project Loses More Top Deputies At A Crucial Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘It’s A Struggle’: Rail Project Loses More Top Deputies At A Crucial Time

Key personnel continue to leave the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation as rail construction nears its most critical crossroads.

Honolulu Rail Officials Hand-Deliver Recovery Plan To Feds Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Officials Hand-Deliver Recovery Plan To Feds

The trip to San Francisco was made in hopes that the Federal Transit Administration will start releasing more money for the project.

Honolulu Rail’s Final Federal Money Not Expected Until Next Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail’s Final Federal Money Not Expected Until Next Year

UPDATED: The Federal Transit Administration has withheld $744 million from the project since 2015.

Feds Still Aren’t Releasing $744 Million For Honolulu Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Still Aren’t Releasing $744 Million For Honolulu Rail

Rail officials had hoped to finally get their long-stalled recovery plan approved by this month. Now, they hope to get “provisional’ approval in late May or early June.

Critics Renew Calls To Stop Honolulu Rail At Middle Street Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Critics Renew Calls To Stop Honolulu Rail At Middle Street

While shortening the line could save hundreds of millions of dollars, rail leaders argue the system would lose nearly half its projected ridership.

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