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  1. HI: FTA Sets April 30 Deadline for New Rail Financial PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Dec. 07--A Federal Transit Administration has agreed to give the city until April 30 to submit a financial recovery plan for its increasingly expensive rail project, allowing Mayor Kirk Caldwell, the Honolulu City Council and the Honolulu Authority for Rail Transportation an additional five months to convince state lawmakers to extend the 0.5 percent general excise tax surcharge on Oahu that they say is necessary to complete the project.


  2. HI: Price of Rail Could Reach $9.5 BillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Dec. 03--Rail officials disclosed Friday that the transit project's financing costs could be dramatically greater than previously reported and drive the final price tag to around $9.5 billion. The latest figure is part of a long-awaited draft update to the rail system's financial plan, which the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation submitted to the project's federal partners Thursday and then released publicly Friday.


  3. HI: Input Sought on Halawa Rail-Area Development PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Nov. 13--City officials are seeking input on a draft plan proposed for transit-oriented development in Halawa. The plan outlines a vision for potentially redeveloping about 150 acres around the Aloha Stadium rail station into mixed-use communities.


  4. HI: Legislator to Seek Face Time with FTARead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Nov. 05--As city and rail leaders prepare to ask state lawmakers for another rail tax extension, one key legislator wants to bring the project's federal partners to Hawaii to clarify their position on the financially troubled transit project. State House Majority Leader Scott Saiki says he'll ask the Federal Transit Administration to brief members of the Legislature on the agency's rail position sometime after the Nov. 8 general election.


  5. HI: Department of Education Proposes Fee Along Rail LineRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Nov. 03--The Department of Education wants to start levying what it calls its only taxing power to generate funding for new schools in urban Honolulu, where officials anticipate population spikes will require several new campuses along the city's rail line. The department has proposed establishing a so-called school impact fee district along a 4-mile stretch of the rail line, from Kalihi through downtown and Kakaako to Ala Moana.


  6. HI: Feds Rebuff City Request for Another Pile of Cash to Fund RailRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 31--City leaders are expected to return to the Legislature this winter to seek an extension of the 0.5 percent general excise tax surcharge for the $8 billion rail project because their efforts to secure additional federal dollars were shot down by top federal transit officials in San Francisco this week. The request, however, is likely to be met with skepticism by state lawmakers frustrated that they once again are being asked to take the political hit for a project that has climbed in price by more than $2 billion since they agreed two sessions ago to a five-year extension of the surcharge through 2027.


  7. HI: Councilman Floats Possible Fix for RailRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 15--With Oahu's cash-strapped rail project stalled at Middle Street, Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson has suggested a way forward that he hopes will get the transit system past Ala Moana Center and as far as Manoa. The path includes plenty of potential obstacles, however.


  8. HI: Property Owner in Kalihi Sees City Rail Line as an OpportunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 08--Right now 2200 Kamehameha Highway in Kalihi isn't very prime real estate. The property, occupied by a church, is across from Oahu Community Correctional Center.


  9. HI: Rivals Target Pine's Support of Rail Line, Hoopili CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 | Mass Transit

    Aug. 01--Land development-related growing pains in the quickly changing West Oahu region are a key issue in the Honolulu City Council District I race, where the incumbent faces challenges from three contenders. Trying to derail Councilwoman Kymberly Pine's bid for a second four-year term are former Councilman Tom Berg, whom Pine unseated four years ago; longtime community activist Kioni Dudley; and political newcomer Marc Anthony.


  10. HI: Council Votes to Cut Rail FundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Mass Transit

    June 02--The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday approved operating and capital improvements budgets for the city's troubled rail project, but in doing so slashed funding for the project's staff and office space, and tightened the screws on construction money. A $19.26 million operating budget cut $807,000 for office space rent funding, about $570,000 in salaries and $1 million for attorneys' fees.


  11. HI: Transit Operator Required to Remove Graffiti in 1 DayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Mass Transit

    May 12--Question: How will HART keep the train cars from being covered with graffiti? The same question could be asked about the rail columns too. Graffiti tagging seems to getting worse all over the island.


  12. HI: Honolulu Public Transit Train DebutsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Mass Transit

    May 03--Local island leaders and rail advocates got a tour Monday of Honolulu's first public transit train -- a transportation option that they're betting thousands of Oahu commuters will eventually use to avoid daily gridlock heading in and out of town. During a private event, the first driverless train for any major urban transit system in the U.S. slowly rolled out of a giant new rail operations bay overlooking Pearl Harbor and greeted the attendees with "ALOHA" and "E KOMO MAI" written on the cars' electronic signs.


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