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Honolulu Rail Project

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.

Honolulu Rail’s West Side Station Costs Are Soaring Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail’s West Side Station Costs Are Soaring

The HART board is poised to approve an $18 million deal to resolve about 150 construction claims. More claims on those stations remain.

Attorneys Who Requested Honolulu Rail Subpoenas No Longer At DOJ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Attorneys Who Requested Honolulu Rail Subpoenas No Longer At DOJ

It’s not clear how the departures have impacted the federal probe that’s ensnared the rail project, if at all.

Feds Say Honolulu Rail’s Relocation Payments Are A Mess And Must Be Redone Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Feds Say Honolulu Rail’s Relocation Payments Are A Mess And Must Be Redone

HART first self-reported its “potential problems” last year. A new federal report shows just how bad those violations actually were.

Caldwell: Delay Of Dillingham Rail Plan Reaching ‘Crisis’ Level Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: Delay Of Dillingham Rail Plan Reaching ‘Crisis’ Level

Rail officials admit progress on a utility relocation plan has been too slow. The mayor worries that nearby residents and businesses will pay the price.