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State offers online map of road projects

Updated on  July 26, 2017 at 10:14 pm
Hawaii residents can stay up-to-date on more than 170 highway and road projects with a new interactive online map unveiled this week by the state Department of Transportation. Read More

Update to rail plan is more than 2 years past due

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 10:16 pm
A federally mandated blueprint that’s supposed to guide completion of the Honolulu rail transit line hasn’t been updated since 2012 — even though local officials pledged to do so by December 2014. Read More

State on the hook for $71 million in aid to failed Hawaii Superferry

Updated on  July 20, 2017 at 12:35 am
When all is said and done, officials say, the state will have spent nearly $71 million to help the Hawaii Superferry — a privately owned company that went kaput eight years ago after briefly providing interisland service. Read More

State to pay millions in Superferry costs until 2028, audit finds

Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 12:52 pm
The Hawaii Superferry has been kaput for about eight years, but a new audit shows the state won’t finish paying off its more than $70 million in harbor upgrades and interest for the privately owned service until 2028. Read More

Clinton visits Hokule‘a, chats with Thompson

Updated on  July 16, 2017 at 9:25 pm
Former President Bill Clinton paid a surprise visit to the Hokule‘a at Sand Island on Sunday, about a month after the Hawaiian voyaging canoe’s return from its three-year journey around the globe. Read More

Former President Clinton tours Hokule‘a

Updated on  July 16, 2017 at 5:56 pm
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton toured the Hokule‘a at Sand Island today, about a month after the Hawaiian voyaging canoe’s return from its three-year journey around the globe. Read More

Retired fire captain pushes for building sprinklers

If Honolulu is to require owners to install fire sprinklers in all pre-1975 residential buildings, it will involve heavy lifting to persuade the state Legislature to update the state’s fire code, according to a retired Honolulu fire official. Read More
Updated on  July 17, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Rail leaders criticized for delaying audit into rising costs

Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm
Honolulu rail leaders are laboring to maintain public confidence in the project, yet their decision to defer an audit that would investigate how its price tag nearly doubled and its schedule got pushed back six years has critics crying foul. Read More

Council OKs $350 million in bond funding for rail

Updated on  July 13, 2017 at 12:08 am
The Honolulu City Council has authorized $350 million in city-backed bonds to keep existing rail work going — a shot of political support for the beleaguered transit project as the Legislature looks to bail it out later this summer. Read More

Legislators announce special session to hash out rail funding

Updated on  July 7, 2017 at 10:24 pm
This past spring, state lawmakers couldn’t reach a funding deal for rail despite devoting considerable time to the conundrum. Their stalemate even helped upend leadership in the Senate. Now the dates are set for them to try again. Read More

State lawmakers set dates for special session on rail funding

Updated on  July 7, 2017 at 2:04 pm
State lawmakers have been asked to meet in special session the week of Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 so they can hash out a deal to rescue Honolulu’s cash-strapped rail project. Read More

Legislators make little headway on settling rail funding

Updated on  July 4, 2017 at 10:28 pm
The clock is ticking, but state lawmakers say they haven’t made much progress yet on a special session that’s supposed to solve the rail crisis. Read More

Handi-Van faces crisis without fare hike, officials say

Updated on  July 2, 2017 at 10:28 pm
For years, city transit officials have struggled to meet Oahu’s demand for Handi-Van service — a demand they say is the highest in the nation per capita. Read More

Bike-share rentals hit Honolulu streets with blessing

Updated on  June 29, 2017 at 10:08 am
Honolulu’s long-anticipated bike-share rental system went live Wednesday, starting with a blessing at the state Capitol for the distinctive turquoise bicycles. Read More

City’s first large bike-share system deploys today

Updated on  June 27, 2017 at 10:33 pm
After about five years of preparation, “Biki” — Honolulu’s first major bike-share rental system — finally gets rolling across town today. Read More

Alleged transfer effort targets key deputy at airport

Updated on  June 26, 2017 at 10:50 pm
State officials are trying to involuntarily transfer the sheriff’s lieutenant overseeing law enforcement at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. Read More

Blood bank sues over city push to take land for rail

Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 8:58 am
The state’s lone blood supplier is pushing back in court against the city’s efforts to acquire the land fronting its Dillingham Boulevard offices for rail. Read More

Steady hand at HART is latest official to resign

Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 12:55 pm
The agency overseeing the island’s financially troubled rail transit project is losing another key leader. Read More

Rail station strategy proves costly

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 10:46 pm
In 2015, amid mounting costs, Honolulu rail leaders boasted that their efforts to obtain lower bid prices were paying off. Read More

State pursues new airport security deal with deputy sheriffs

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 11:57 pm
State transportation leaders say they want deputy sheriffs to keep working at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport — but that they’ll need to reach a new deal with public safety officials in the next six months to accomplish that. Read More

Summit continues Hokule‘a’s mission

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 12:03 am
The Hokule‘a’s Malama Honua voyage on water has ended, but organizers look to continue the mission on land starting with a three-day summit and festival at the Hawai‘i Convention Center that concludes today. Read More