Honolulu Rail Project


The Hawaii Housing Authority opens the waitlist; The Long View: Fact-checking and fake news; Reality Check with Civil Beat: Federal funding and the Honolulu rail; Manu Minute rebroadcast

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HONOLULU -- Hawai‘i's largest labor union has filed a grievance over recent layoffs by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, which is building a delayed and beleaguered commuter rail line project.

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There could be another delay to the interim service of Honolulu's rail project. Interim rail authority executive director Lori Kahikina told city council members that during a budget review of the semi-autonomous agency.

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HONOLULU — The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has issued proposal requests to hire a federal lobbyist and a board consultant to lobby officials.

Office of Mauna Kea Management

Updated 2/4/21, 12 p.m.

The University of Hawaii has responded to House Speaker Scott Saiki's call for it to end its management of state lands on Mauna Kea.

Cory Lum / Civil Beat

Updated 12/29/20, 11:59 a.m.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell believes Lori Kahikina is perfect to lead the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation. On Monday, HART announced Kahikina will be interim Executive Director and CEO of the semi-autonomous agency starting later this week.

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HONOLULU (AP) — The board of a semi-autonomous Honolulu agency in charge of building a light rail project to connect the island of Oahu has decided not to renew the contract of its CEO.

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Updated 12/16/20, 1:21 p.m.

The state Department of Health reported 110 new cases and four fatalities today.

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Members of the Honolulu City Council have rejected a request to hire a mainland law firm to cope with a federal criminal investigation of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, officials said.

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Honolulu Councilmember Heidi Tsuneyoshi has submitted two resolutions to urge the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, and the administration, to be more open with the Council and the public.

Catherine Cruz / HPR

The Honolulu Rate Commission is considering whether rail fares should be lower or higher than a ride on TheBus. That's along with other issues concerning fares that the advisory committee wants the public to comment on before it makes its final rate recommendations to the City Council and city administration later this year.

Catherine Cruz / HPR

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says he is willing to listen to arguments on a resolution proposing to dissolve the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.

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Overtourism; Micronesian Kingfisher; East African Court of Justice; Honolulu Biennial  

Cory Lum / Civil Beat

Board members of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation today defended their decisions in managing the city's controversial $9.2 billion rail project.

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The Office of the State Auditor released its second report on the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation today. This report highlights oversight and accountability issues within the agency, and HART's relationship with HDR Engineering, Inc.

The Conversation: Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Aug 31, 2017
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TAT Explained; History of Honolulu Rail; US-India Relationship

The Conversation: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Aug 30, 2017
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Honolulu Council Chair on Rail; Food Innovation; History of Kakaako

The Conversation: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Aug 29, 2017

Neighbor Island Perspective on Rail; Opioid Abuse on the Rise; Plant-Based Diets

The Conversation: Friday, August 25th, 2017

Aug 25, 2017
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Special Legislative Session; Thoughts from a Former Governor; Smartphone Apps for Farmers


The state legislature is set to open a special session on Monday to decide how to pay for Honolulu’s 10-billion dollar rail project. As the debate has evolved, several business groups have emerged to push the project along. We get more on the story from Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier.

House Advances Honolulu Rail Transit Funding Bill

Apr 11, 2017
Wayne Yoshioka

State lawmakers advanced a measure today to provide more money for Honolulu’s Rail Transit Project.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.