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Honolulu Rail Project

HART Employee Reported Improper Use Of Federal Funds In 2015 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Employee Reported Improper Use Of Federal Funds In 2015

Worried about financial mismanagement, a HART employee said she was asked to resign when she spoke up.

HART Grapples With Lessons Learned From West Side Rail Construction Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Grapples With Lessons Learned From West Side Rail Construction

Critics now worry HART is moving too slowly, but the agency found it previously moved too fast without proper planning.

HART Board Member Most Critical Of Rail’s Handling Resigns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Board Member Most Critical Of Rail’s Handling Resigns

John Henry Felix has repeatedly called to pause rail construction at Middle Street.

HART Struggles To Keep Critical Utility Work On Schedule Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Struggles To Keep Critical Utility Work On Schedule

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.

New HART Analyses Show Millions Of Dollars In Added Rail Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New HART Analyses Show Millions Of Dollars In Added Rail Costs

Rail’s ultimate price tag remains a mystery, but HART’s own risk reports show the costs steadily climbing.

More HART Employees Hit With Federal Subpoenas Cory Lum/Civil Beat

More HART Employees Hit With Federal Subpoenas

It’s the second round of orders sent to rail staff. The agency still won’t say how many employees have received subpoenas.

Top Honolulu Rail Official Leaves HART As Project Reaching Critical Stage Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Top Honolulu Rail Official Leaves HART As Project Reaching Critical Stage

Paula Youngling is the second high-level procurement officer to leave HART in recent months.

 

Honolulu Taxpayers Are Footing The Bill For Defense Lawyers’ Rail Advice Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Taxpayers Are Footing The Bill For Defense Lawyers’ Rail Advice

But city officials won’t say how much they’re paying the San Francisco law firm.

Feds Demanded Rail Information From Honolulu City Hall Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Demanded Rail Information From Honolulu City Hall

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s office was tight-lipped about the details.

Rail Contractor’s Former Lawyer Alleges ‘Illegal’ And ‘Dishonest’ Activity Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail Contractor’s Former Lawyer Alleges ‘Illegal’ And ‘Dishonest’ Activity

A whistleblower lawsuit says Nan Inc. tried to drive up rail construction claims at taxpayers’ expense.

Plan To Award Rail’s Final Contract Reaches Point Of No Return Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Plan To Award Rail’s Final Contract Reaches Point Of No Return

HART is no longer considering a Plan B in case its pursuit of a public private partnership fails to get rail done.

HART’s Shoddy Relocation Program Took A Toll On Those Displaced By Rail Marcel Honore/Civil Beat

HART’s Shoddy Relocation Program Took A Toll On Those Displaced By Rail

For years, the agency didn’t follow the proper federal rules moving businesses on the path of the rail line. Those still in charge will spend the next year cleaning up the mess.