News of a criminal investigation arrives as Honolulu looks to seal the deal on the release of $744 million from the Federal Transit Administration.
UPDATED: Heidi Tsuneyoshi wants an independent probe to determine if public money has been misappropriated and if project officials have acted illegally.
UPDATED: The latest audit to drop on the agency blames “inexperienced HART managers and contractors” for not keeping costs in check.
UPDATED: Andrew Robbins has proven a “quick study” in his first year leading the project but needs to improve, according to his job evaluation.
UPDATED: “Consultants often manage consultants, who manage other consultants,” the state audit found, and HART doesn’t hold them accountable.
Rail officials said the settlement with Ansaldo covers a delay of more than 2,000 days.
UPDATED: The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation did not even level with its own board of directors about ballooning expenses, a new report says.