Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

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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.

Catherine Cruz / HPR

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.

Catherine Cruz / HPR

It's been two weeks since the Caldwell administration announced it was withdrawing from a crucial part of the rail project. Mayor Kirk Caldwell explained his decision at a special Honolulu City Council meeting on Monday.

Cory Lum / Civil Beat

Honolulu's mayor announced the city plans to withdraw from its part in establishing a public-private partnership for the final stretch of the city’s $9.2 billion rail project.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit

The leadership of the Honolulu City Council has halted an independent forensic audit of the agency charged with building Honolulu’s rail line.

Catherine Cruz / HPR

Updated: 2/11/20, 11:30 a.m.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is growing increasingly impatient with delays in the city's rail project, citing holdups in awarding the final phase of the system's construction contract and work along Dillingham Boulevard.

Cory Lum / Civil Beat

The Federal Transit Administration on Thursday approved the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s plan to correct its relocation services following a July report critical of the rail agency's handling of payments to those displaced by the transit line.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit

A few Honolulu rail employees have been served federal subpoenas, the latest in several rounds issued in the ongoing probe of the $9.2 billion rail project.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

The Honolulu City Council has preliminarily approved the latest versions of the rail project's capital and operating budgets for the new year. Bills 15 and 16 outline what the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation will receive from the City and County for Fiscal Year 2019.

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The U.S. Department of Justice has subpoenaed more than 30,000 documents from the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.

Wayne Yoshioka

Honolulu City Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi will be introducing a resolution to conduct a forensic audit of the 8.6 billion dollar Rail Transit Project. She says this was her top priority after taking office last month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayne Yoshioka

A State Audit of the Honolulu Rail Project was released today.

Wayne Yoshioka

The 2019 construction budget for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project almost got derailed today at the Honolulu City Council.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation – HART – wants to partner with private businesses to complete and sustain the city’s rail system. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.