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The Honolulu City Council Budget Committee reviewed the Mayor’s nearly 3.5 billion dollar operating and construction budget for 2019 today.  One request from the Mayor was for $44-million in financing for the Honolulu Rail Transit project.  Budget Committee chair, Trevor Ozawa, asked HART chief financial officer, Robert Yu, if the funding was required.

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The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is hosting a 2-day forum to attract private development partners. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The 9.5 billion dollar Honolulu Rail Transit Project is awaiting award of a contract to complete the line to Ala Moana Center. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, City lawmakers are looking beyond Ala Moana.

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The Honolulu City Council approved the measure to enable the city to receive money to continue funding the rail transit project.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

The Conversation: Friday, August 18th, 2017

Aug 18, 2017
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Rail Finances; Internet Freedom; Honolulu Complete Streets

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The 10-member board overseeing the Honolulu Rail Project met today to consider actions it needs to take following a public information hearing Monday on additional funding for the 8.2 billion dollar project.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is facing an April 30th deadline to come up with a funding source to complete the downtown segment of the 20-mile system.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the political stakes seem high but the decision appears to be relatively simple.

“If rail is not completed it will constitute a real embarrassment to an entire generation of Hawai’i politicians and leaders.”

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The Conversation: Friday, August 19th, 2016

Aug 19, 2016
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Interim HART Leadership; Team India Polo; Succulent Kokedama Design                          .

HART Leadership Reorganization: Mike Formby 

     

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The head of Honolulu’s Rail Transit Project resigned today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

The Conversation: Friday, August 12th, 2016

Aug 12, 2016
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Outlook for the E-Cig Industry; A Local School Goes Paperless; Future of HART


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One of Honolulu’s new rail cars has been hit with graffiti.

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The Honolulu Rail Project cannot be completed based on current revenues.  Rail authorities looked at construction options yesterday.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The project oversight committee for Honolulu’s Rail transit project conducted a public hearing Tuesday night on plans to relocate utilities in the City’s urban core.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Wayne Yoshioka

The annual spending plan for Honolulu’s elevated rail project is headed to the full City Council for final approval next month.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

The Conversation: Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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Crowd-funding Open Government; Past and Future Conservation in Hawai‘i; HART Chair Colleen Hanabusa; New Discoveries About Coral Growth

Hui for Good Government Crowd-funding: Keiko Bonk

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The Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee focused on the Audit of Honolulu’s Rail Transit Project today.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation or HART increased its construction funding request by more than 2.3 billion dollars for the next fiscal year. 

Colbert Matsumoto
Colbert Matsumoto

Mayor Kirk Caldwell has picked Colbert Matsumoto to serve on the board of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit.

Matsumoto is the executive chairman of Island Insurance Company, and also helped to steer the Bishop Estate in the late 90’s.  He’ll serve out the remaining term of former chair Don Horner who resigned last week following growing criticism over the rising cost of the project.

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A change at the top of the Honolulu train project.

Don Horner has resigned as chairman of the board of the Honolulu Area Rapid Transit Authority.  He submitted his resignation to Mayor Kirk Caldwell today….after a meeting of about 20 minutes at Honolulu Hale.

According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, his letter read in part, “Too often in politics the focus becomes shooting the messenger of unpleasant news rather than collaboratively working on solutions.”  City Council Chair Ernie Martin had called on Horner to resign in the face of rising costs of the rail project. 

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

The first 2 trains for O’ahu’s rail transit system arrived today at Honolulu Harbor.  They cost about 2.2 million dollars each and are being shipped from Italy to Hawai’i.  Mayor Kirk Caldwell was pier-side to announce their arrival.   

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka

O’ahu’s over-budget rail transit project is completing mile 5 of its elevated guideway and making its way through the heart of Waipahu.  Officials announced the resolution of a major issue that impacted a number of businesses there.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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Construction on O’ahu’s 6-billion dollar rail transit project is nearing mile 4 of its projected 20-mile route.   Local businesses are being impacted and communities like Waipahu are expressing their concerns.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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O’ahu’s 6-billion dollar rail transit project marked a major milestone today as construction moves toward Pearl City.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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The Honolulu City Council passed two measures yesterday to provide financial assistance for businesses hurt by construction of O’ahu’s rail transit system.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka visited Pearl City and filed this report.

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The Honolulu City Council Budget Committee approved next year’s funding for the rail transit project today.  It includes a 3-million dollar pay-out.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

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 Honolulu’s rail project will bring changes to the city’s skyline, and some of its property ownership. The city and county have identified more than 200 properties it needs to acquire. So what does that mean for owners? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has some answers.

Town Square: Rail progress report

Jan 15, 2015

On Town Square, a progress report on Honolulu's rail project Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Daniel Grabauskas, HART Executive Director & CEO.  

Town Square: Rail Progress Report

Jan 15, 2015
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On this Town Square, a progress report on Honolulu's rail project with Mayor Kirk Caldwell and HART Executive Director & CEO, Daniel Grabauskas. 

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