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Rail officials didn’t have a clear idea of how much the relocation work would cost when they awarded the contract to get it going.
The transit project has been plagued for years by skyrocketing costs. Now it faces a $100 million slump in the revenues that fund construction.
The agency overseeing Hawaii’s largest-ever public works project has struggled to run remote meetings smoothly during the virus crisis.
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 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.
Paula Youngling is the second high-level procurement officer to leave HART in recent months.
But city officials won’t say how much they’re paying the San Francisco law firm.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s office was tight-lipped about the details.