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Honolulu Rail Project

Rail at the Airport, Part 2: Who Was Responsible?

Rail at the Airport, Part 2: Who Was Responsible?

City needed to ensure compliance with federal aviation rules.
Rail at the Airport, Part 1: What Happened?

Rail at the Airport, Part 1: What Happened?

UPDATED A closer look at the events that led up to the route change.
Rail At The Airport: Investigation In 3 Parts

Rail At The Airport: Investigation In 3 Parts

Critics call alignment shift "glaring mistake," city says adjustment a normal part of engineering process.
Rail Operating Costs Worry Honolulu Council Members

Rail Operating Costs Worry Honolulu Council Members

On visit to Washington, four express frustration over ongoing expenses after construction of the $5 billion project.
Hawaii Officials Merrily Celebrate Rail in D.C.

Hawaii Officials Merrily Celebrate Rail in D.C.

Dozens of Hawaii leaders attend Capitol Hill reception.
When Leases End, Lessors Could Gain From Rail

When Leases End, Lessors Could Gain From Rail

Government, Bishop Estate show up on list of underlying landowners.
HART: Full Steam Ahead For Ansaldo Rail Contract

HART: Full Steam Ahead For Ansaldo Rail Contract

Last-ditch objections fail to sway Honolulu transit panel.

Civil Beat Corrects Articles on Rail Land Ownership

Aloun Farms doesn't stand to gain from development along route.
Capitol Watch: Oct. 13

Capitol Watch: Oct. 13

UPDATED 5 p.m. State tax revenues up; $17.9M for FEMA shelter in Kau; Mufi gets SHOPO nod; and Hawaii's U.S. Senate race a toss up.

Rail = Jobs

Rail is the only project waiting in the wings large enough to have impact on rising unemployment.
Rail Price Drops Again In New Draft Financial Plan

Rail Price Drops Again In New Draft Financial Plan

UPDATED Latest projection cuts construction costs by $143 million, to $5.17 billion.