Work halted on part of $9B Honolulu rail project due to incomplete design

Source:, March 12, 2021
By: Zachary Phillips

The lack of plans created a situation where money was being spent, but no work was getting done, Kahikina said: “You need to have the complete in order to go to the city to obtain permits before you can start work, so you’re just paying a contractor to be on standby.”

She added that cutting the consultants was the start of eliminating waste, saying HART needed to “tighten our belt internally.” The project’s operating cost is about $12 million per month, she said. Read more.

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