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HART oversight must be tougher


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 24, 2013

~~<p>Recent updates about Oahu's rail project make it increasingly difficult to ignore unease about money handling for the $5.26 billion project now underway. A new city auditor's report casts doubt on whether consultants are being overseen tightly enough, and a lingering yearlong dispute over rail cars with the builder-operator does not bode well at this early stage of a long-term relationship.</p>
<p>What's emerged as equally troubling is less-than-vigorous questioning by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board on the public's behalf.</p>
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Recent updates about Oahu's rail project make it increasingly difficult to ignore unease about money handling for the $5.26 billion project now underway. A new city auditor's report casts doubt on whether consultants are being overseen tightly enough, and a lingering yearlong dispute over rail cars with the builder-operator does not bode well at this early stage of a long-term relationship.

What's emerged as equally troubling is less-than-vigorous questioning by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board on the public's behalf. Login for more...



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