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Toby Martyn Resigns As HART Board Chair Amid Latest Rail Upheaval Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Toby Martyn Resigns As HART Board Chair Amid Latest Rail Upheaval

The move comes as the board faces scrutiny for its questionable handling of two recent consultant contract awards.

Another $800M For Rail? Don’t Count On It, Schatz Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Another $800M For Rail? Don’t Count On It, Schatz Says

Hawaii’s senior senator says there’s little appetite in Washington to appropriate more federal funds for Honolulu’s troubled and overbudget rail.

For The Honolulu Rail Project, 2020 Was The Year The Wheels Fell Off Cory Lum/Civil Beat

For The Honolulu Rail Project, 2020 Was The Year The Wheels Fell Off

From stalled utility work in the Dillingham corridor to a failed P3 deal, rail suffered one setback after another.

Honolulu Rail Project Is Left Without A Leader As HART Ousts Robbins Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Project Is Left Without A Leader As HART Ousts Robbins

Major utility problems on Dillingham Boulevard and a failed P3 effort helped seal the fate of rail’s latest executive director.

Legal Battles Loom With Developer Whether Rail Gets Finished Or Not Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Legal Battles Loom With Developer Whether Rail Gets Finished Or Not

The complex situation with Howard Hughes is just one issue to deal with in the project’s uncertain future.

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.