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.
Legislators added nonvoting members for more project scrutiny, but the move made it harder for the board to reach a quorum.
Backed in a corner, the Honolulu City Council took steps Wednesday to commit $44 million in bonds to help build the 20-mile rail system.