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UPDATED: The Honolulu mayor said there’s a tight time line to gain council approval and start funneling city money to the project’s construction.
The nonprofit wants to abandon its headquarters long before trains start rumbling nearby. But the city is offering to buy only a strip of landscaping.
Some GOP candidates have called for radical changes in how the transit project moves forward, but they’ve also been light on specifics.
The City Council’s latest plan to demonstrate a willingness to help pay for rail construction has hit a snag.
Les Kondo says HART’s insistence on recording auditor interviews with staff members “is akin to management sitting in.”
Colleen Hanabusa and David Ige have played varying roles in moving the project forward, while Clayton Hee wants to curtail construction.
Honolulu’s rail agency is considering changing its strategy to complete the daunting construction work ahead.
In a break with past practice, the agency did not release the amounts that companies bid for the work to relocate utilities.
The departure of Abbey Mayer is the latest in a string of more than 16 managers, directors and other top personnel to leave HART.
Local officials believe their $8.16 billion cost estimate remains sound, despite the shortfall identified in an unreleased draft report.
Many other rail transit systems rely on special sales taxes to pay what passenger fares don’t cover.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Councilmen Ernie Martin and Trevor Ozawa say they are committed to finishing the city’s $9 billion rail project.