HART had boasted of savings from its decision to build the nine stations three at a time. But those savings have disappeared.
Andrew Robbins, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, foresees “interim service” from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium.
HART says it fixed its process so the glitch won’t reoccur, but it’s unclear if the agency missed other contracts.
Canopies planned for the project’s nine westernmost stations have “constructability issues,” said HART’s executive director.
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Legislators added nonvoting members for more project scrutiny, but the move made it harder for the board to reach a quorum.