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  • HART Interim Executive Director looks to get rail project back on track

    HART Interim Executive Director looks to get rail project back on track

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 2:51 PM EST2017-01-10 19:51:32 GMT
    2017 will be a pivotal year for Honolulu’s rail transit project. In the 5 weeks that new HART Interim Executive Director and CEO, Krishniah Murthy, has been on the job, he has been meeting with key stakeholders and HART staff, reviewing the project’s finances, as well as its time table. He has also been working with FTA on a Recovery Plan for the project. When the State legislature convenes next week, HART, along with the Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell a...More >>
    2017 will be a pivotal year for Honolulu’s rail transit project. In the 5 weeks that new HART Interim Executive Director and CEO, Krishniah Murthy, has been on the job, he has been meeting with key stakeholders and HART staff, reviewing the project’s finances, as well as its time table. He has also been working with FTA on a Recovery Plan for the project. When the State legislature convenes next week, HART, along with the Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell a...More >>
  • Reality of Rail: Mike Formby

    Reality of Rail: Mike Formby

    Thursday, May 19 2016 4:42 PM EDT2016-05-19 20:42:43 GMT

    There's a lot to talk about with Oahu's rail project. Federal officials say the ballooning project will now cost about eight billion dollars. But there are questions of how we're going to pay for it all, especially...

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    There's a lot to talk about with Oahu's rail project. Federal officials say the ballooning project will now cost about eight billion dollars. But there are questions of how we're going to pay for it all, especially...

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  • HART Trouble - 2 board members react to Horner's resignation

    HART Trouble - 2 board members react to Horner's resignation

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 4:32 PM EDT2016-04-13 20:32:33 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 4:32 PM EDT2016-04-13 20:32:33 GMT

    Two days after the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board chair Don Horner resigned from his position, two other board members are speaking out about it. Honolulu Transportation Services Director Michael Formby said that the move is a good one. The goal of the board is to be informed and to make the best decision possible. 

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    Two days after the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board chair Don Horner resigned from his position, two other board members are speaking out about it. Honolulu Transportation Services Director Michael Formby said that the move is a good one. The goal of the board is to be informed and to make the best decision possible. 

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  • Former Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann reacts to latest developments of rail project

    Former Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann reacts to latest developments of rail project

    Tuesday, April 12 2016 5:09 PM EDT2016-04-12 21:09:17 GMT
    Tuesday, April 12 2016 5:09 PM EDT2016-04-12 21:09:16 GMT

    The head of the rail board has stepped down amid increasing political pressure. Don Horner was appointed to the unpaid position in 2010. The former CEO of First Hawaiian Bank quit, just days after the chair of the Honolulu City Council called for his resignation. This all comes as a critical audit of the six-point-five billion...

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    The head of the rail board has stepped down amid increasing political pressure. Don Horner was appointed to the unpaid position in 2010. The former CEO of First Hawaiian Bank quit, just days after the chair of the Honolulu City Council called for his resignation. This all comes as a critical audit of the six-point-five billion...

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  • The Reality of Rail: Financial update

    The Reality of Rail: Financial update

    Thursday, February 25 2016 3:08 PM EST2016-02-25 20:08:24 GMT
    Thursday, February 25 2016 3:08 PM EST2016-02-25 20:08:24 GMT
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    As the rail project continues, commuters are slowly seeing the progress being made as the construction moves forward from Farrington Highway towards Kamehameha Highway. But, as the initial costs of the rail project has increased, can taxpayers expect more increases in the price tag... More >>

    As the rail project continues, commuters are slowly seeing the progress being made as the construction moves forward from Farrington Highway towards Kamehameha Highway. But, as the initial costs of the rail project has increased, can taxpayers expect more increases in the price tag...

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  • HART CEO, executive director gives January update on rail

    HART CEO, executive director gives January update on rail

    Thursday, January 28 2016 3:15 PM EST2016-01-28 20:15:05 GMT
    Thursday, January 28 2016 4:21 PM EST2016-01-28 21:21:46 GMT

    On Wednesday, the Honolulu City Council voted to extend the rail tax for another 5 years in order to help pay for the costs of the rail system. But will this additional extension of the general excise tax help ease the ever increasing costs of the rail?  Also, has any of HART's programs to help businesses...

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    On Wednesday, the Honolulu City Council voted to extend the rail tax for another 5 years in order to help pay for the costs of the rail system. But will this additional extension of the general excise tax help ease the ever increasing costs of the rail?  Also, has any of HART's programs to help businesses...

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  • HART CEO gives update on rail now that 5 of 20 miles are completed

    HART CEO gives update on rail now that 5 of 20 miles are completed

    Thursday, December 3 2015 1:44 PM EST2015-12-03 18:44:56 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 4:35 PM EST2015-12-03 21:35:57 GMT
    The first 5 miles of the 20-mile rail route have been completed, bringing the Honolulu rail project more and more into fruition. More >>

    The first 5 miles of the 20-mile rail route have been completed, bringing the Honolulu rail project more and more into fruition. 

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  • Dan Grabauskas gives us an update on the rail

    Dan Grabauskas gives us an update on the rail

    Thursday, October 22 2015 1:38 PM EDT2015-10-22 17:38:54 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2015 5:55 PM EST2015-11-17 22:55:01 GMT
    Dan Grabauskas came in to answer some view questions and talk about the rail budgetMore >>
    Dan Grabauskas came in to answer some view questions and talk about the rail budgetMore >>
  • Rail CEO Responds to Concerns that Project Is Over budget

    Rail CEO Responds to Concerns that Project Is Over budget

    Thursday, October 1 2015 4:08 PM EDT2015-10-01 20:08:48 GMT
    Thursday, October 1 2015 4:08 PM EDT2015-10-01 20:08:48 GMT
    HART CEO Dan Grabauskas says he is confident rail costs will not get out of control. He answered criticism about how the project has been managed and gave us an update on how construction is going.Copyright 2015 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.More >>
    HART CEO Dan Grabauskas says he is confident rail costs will not get out of control. He answered criticism about how the project has been managed and gave us an update on how construction is going.Copyright 2015 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.More >>
  • HART CEO Dan Grabauskas Responds to Call for "Mitigation Money"

    HART CEO Dan Grabauskas Responds to Call for "Mitigation Money"

    Thursday, July 30 2015 2:49 PM EDT2015-07-30 18:49:55 GMT
    Thursday, July 30 2015 2:49 PM EDT2015-07-30 18:49:54 GMT
    Dan Grabauskas is the CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation. He answered questions about City Council Chair Ernie Martin's statement that HART should help find money for a mitigation fund to help businesses affected by the rail construction.  He also talked about the appointment of a new consultant and the relationship between HART and the city.Copyright 2015 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.More >>
    Dan Grabauskas is the CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation. He answered questions about City Council Chair Ernie Martin's statement that HART should help find money for a mitigation fund to help businesses affected by the rail construction.  He also talked about the appointment of a new consultant and the relationship between HART and the city.Copyright 2015 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.More >>
  • HART CEO Answers Viewers' Questions

    HART CEO Answers Viewers' Questions

    Thursday, June 25 2015 4:19 PM EDT2015-06-25 20:19:58 GMT
    Thursday, June 25 2015 4:19 PM EDT2015-06-25 20:19:58 GMT
    The man in charge of the rail project - Dan Grabauskas - joins us now for our monthly question and answer session.More >>
    The man in charge of the rail project - Dan Grabauskas - joins us now for our monthly question and answer session.More >>
  • Reality of Rail: Dan Grabauskas of HART discusses rail construction, tax issues

    Reality of Rail: Dan Grabauskas of HART discusses rail construction, tax issues

    Thursday, May 28 2015 6:09 PM EDT2015-05-28 22:09:29 GMT
    Thursday, May 28 2015 6:14 PM EDT2015-05-28 22:14:13 GMT
    Dan Grabauskas, executive director and CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, returned to Sunrise for an update on the rail project. More >>
    Dan Grabauskas, executive director and CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, returned to Sunrise for an update on the rail project. More >>
  • HART CEO Dan Grabauskas weighs in on common issues surrounding major public works projects

    HART CEO Dan Grabauskas weighs in on common issues surrounding major public works projects

    Thursday, April 30 2015 3:29 PM EDT2015-04-30 19:29:45 GMT
    Thursday, April 30 2015 3:29 PM EDT2015-04-30 19:29:45 GMT
    Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO Dan Grabauskas says, yes, it is increasingly common for major public works projects...More >>
    Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO Dan Grabauskas says, yes, it is increasingly common for major public works projects...More >>
  • Head of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, Dan Grabauskas, gives update on Sunrise

    Head of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, Dan Grabauskas, gives update on Sunrise

    The head of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project is in Washington D.C. this week to update Federal transportation officials and to secure funding. Dan Grabauskas has the update here on Sunrise. CopyrightMore >>
    (Hawaii News Now) - The head of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project is in Washington D.C. this week to update Federal transportation officials and to secure funding. Dan Grabauskas has the update here on Sunrise...More >>
  • Rail Update with Dan Grabauskas

    Rail Update with Dan Grabauskas

    (HawaiiNewsNow) - Dan Grabauskas, HART CEO is live on Sunrise and gives us an update on Honolulu rail! Copyright 2012 Hawaii News Now. All rights reservedMore >>
    (HawaiiNewsNow) - Dan Grabauskas, HART CEO is live on Sunrise and gives us an update on Honolulu rail!More >>
  • HART CEO Dan Grabauskas speaks on Sunrise

    HART CEO Dan Grabauskas speaks on Sunrise

    An editorial submitted to the Washington Times today by rail opponent Daniel De Gracia blasted Honolulu's rail project.More >>
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