High Speed Rail

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A multi-billion-dollar train project is now expected to begin operations slightly sooner than expected. It’s not the Honolulu Rail Project, but a massive development across the Pacific Ocean.

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A multi-billion dollar rail project may be headed for extinction. The news has nothing to do with Honolulu, but it’s making headlines in Malaysia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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A project deadline for a major urban rail project has been delayed—again. But this has nothing to do with Honolulu’s rail. This construction would connect two major urban centers in Southeast Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Image: Viewer Via Hawaii News Now

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

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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India is about to officially launch its first high-speed rail project. And after the latest round of international competition, it looks like the contract will go to Japan. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.