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Honolulu Rail Project

Honolulu Pulls Out Of Public-Private Partnership Plan For Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Pulls Out Of Public-Private Partnership Plan For Rail

The rail agency insists it’s still trying to make the P3 deal work though.

Honolulu Rail Board May Replace CEO Andrew Robbins Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Board May Replace CEO Andrew Robbins

The rail agency has struggled to award the last major construction contract to build the full 20-mile transit project.

Crucial Contract For Honolulu Rail Project Delayed For 6th Time Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Crucial Contract For Honolulu Rail Project Delayed For 6th Time

City Council Chair Ikaika Anderson says “the process sucks,” referring to how this major public-private partnership award is made.

Rail’s P3 Proposals Finally Arrive But Costs Remain Sealed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail’s P3 Proposals Finally Arrive But Costs Remain Sealed

UPDATED: The bids won’t be publicly released until the contract is awarded by unidentified officials. That’s expected to take at least another month.

HART: COVID-19 Could Cost Rail $450 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART: COVID-19 Could Cost Rail $450 Million

“Conservative” projections show the pandemic may trigger a steep drop in the excise and hotel room taxes that finance the project.

Honolulu’s Next Mayor Will Face Major Obstacles On Rail Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu’s Next Mayor Will Face Major Obstacles On Rail

Most of the top contenders say they would hit the brakes on the $9 billion project if financial hurdles can’t be overcome.

HART Has Spent Millions On Rail Design Work That May Not Be Used Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Has Spent Millions On Rail Design Work That May Not Be Used

The issue arose at Thursday’s board meeting as members grappled with the latest round of cost increases.

HART: Utility Work In Town Will Cost At Least $135M More Than Expected Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART: Utility Work In Town Will Cost At Least $135M More Than Expected

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.

City Council Grows Anxious As Rail’s COVID-19 Problems Deepen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Council Grows Anxious As Rail’s COVID-19 Problems Deepen

The transit project has been plagued for years by skyrocketing costs. Now it faces a $100 million slump in the revenues that fund construction.