Canopy arms, meant to anchor the sail-like fabric covers for the stations, were already plagued with design and construction problems. Then, they started cracking.
UPDATED: Only one Legislature-appointed member has attended a board meeting since February, making it hard for the Honolulu rail project to get routine business done.
The latest federal orders were served to an unspecified number of HART employees. The rail agency won’t say who or how many staff members got them.
The proposed resolution would have allowed voters to decide whether to end HART, but it didn’t clear its first reading.
After years of missteps it’s time for the rail agency to be replaced by city control, Honolulu’s City Council chairman argues. HART says that’ll only make things worse.
Negotiations to compensate the Kakaako landowner for properties critical to the project have broken down, with the parties as much as $100 million apart.
The proposal, which rail leaders say comes from Honolulu City Council Chairman Ikaika Anderson, would place the city transportation department in charge of the remaining construction.
Despite the cost increases, the 20-mile, 21-station transit line is holding steady to HART’s latest, $8.14 billion construction budget, officials say.
Heidi Tsuneyoshi has recently brought fresh scrutiny to HART. Now, she’s urging the city to reverse plans to cover the rail agency’s legal costs.