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Good news (sort of) from HECO and HART

  • COURTESY HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC CO.

    Rail’s elevated guideway is too close to the power lines that run alongside it for Hawaiian Electric Co. crews to access those lines in the utility’s standard “bucket” trucks. The issue was neglected for years. Now, the city will buy special trucks that can maneuver in that space — a move that’s expected to be much cheaper than putting the lines underground.

Honolulu had a rare chance to feel a little upbeat about the overbudget rail project on Friday, learning that estimated costs have dropped by $140 million. Read more

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