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Honolulu Rail Project

Danny De Gracia: Rail Is A Hot Mess And Everyone Knows It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Danny De Gracia: Rail Is A Hot Mess And Everyone Knows It

The project began on the ballot. Maybe it should go back before voters to decide its future.

‘How Do We Go Forward?’ Honolulu Rail Leaders Kill P3, Confront Unknown Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘How Do We Go Forward?’ Honolulu Rail Leaders Kill P3, Confront Unknown Costs

Officials will start a fourth attempt to find a way to finish the final four miles while adding hundreds of millions of dollars to the overall budget.

City Pushes Rail’s Opening To 2033, Price Tag Soars To $11 Billion Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Pushes Rail’s Opening To 2033, Price Tag Soars To $11 Billion

The mayor is pleading with the FTA to extend the deadline to avoid losing $250 million in federal money.

HART Still Pursuing Long-Shot Deal To Finish Rail Despite City Resistance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Still Pursuing Long-Shot Deal To Finish Rail Despite City Resistance

The rail authority’s executive director refuses to give up on the potential public-private partnership as the agency’s board looks to replace him.

Honolulu Rail’s Pricey P3 Procurement Continues After Board Fails To End It Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail’s Pricey P3 Procurement Continues After Board Fails To End It

City leaders and most HART board members want to cancel the public-private partnership process and start over.

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Can’t — Or Won’t — Say What They’ll Do About Rail

Facing a more than $1 billion deficit, Amemiya and Blangiardi say they don’t have enough information to map out the next steps to finish the project.

Honolulu Rail Cost Now at $9.9 Billion But That Estimate Will Likely Grow Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Cost Now at $9.9 Billion But That Estimate Will Likely Grow

The FTA considers rail the most “challenged and troubled project that they’re dealing with,” according to the HART board’s vice chairman.

Honolulu Rail’s New Budget Hole Estimated At More Than $1 Billion Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail’s New Budget Hole Estimated At More Than $1 Billion

Project leaders will likely struggle to secure more funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Honolulu Mayor Candidates Say They’d Finish Rail As Planned But Not How They’d Pay For It

Honolulu Mayor Candidates Say They’d Finish Rail As Planned But Not How They’d Pay For It

But the situation with the more than $9 billion project is so fluid right now that both Amemiya and Blangiardi struggle to say how they’ll handle it.