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Rail officials said the settlement with Ansaldo covers a delay of more than 2,000 days.
UPDATED: The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation did not even level with its own board of directors about ballooning expenses, a new report says.
HART had boasted of savings from its decision to build the nine stations three at a time. But those savings have disappeared.
Andrew Robbins, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, foresees “interim service” from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium.
HART says it fixed its process so the glitch won’t reoccur, but it’s unclear if the agency missed other contracts.
This marks the first time that city property tax revenue will be used for the project.
The real surprise isn’t that it’s costing way more than we were told — it’s that we believed the promises in the first place.
Canopies planned for the project’s nine westernmost stations have “constructability issues,” said HART’s executive director.
UPDATED: The City Council move may satisfy rail’s impatient federal partners, but it also reverses a pledge not to use city dollars for construction.