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HART frustrates state audit

The Honolulu rail project is attracting new adjectives. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser recently dubbed it “troubled,” Honolulu Civil Beat called it “beleaguered,” and one of its own overseers, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) board member John Henry Felix, alluded to the project as being “flawed.” Given the lack of transparency

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HART violating FTA deal?

MEDIA RELEASE from Grassroot Institute of Hawaii CONTACT: Joe Kent, (808) 987-7322 or jkent@grassrootinstitute.org HONOLULU, June 15, 2018 >> A leading board member of the Honolulu Area Rapid Transportation (HART) is worried that the semi-autonomous city agency may be in violation of its funding agreement with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). John

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‘Audit the rail’ still a good idea

The state of Honolulu’s rail project has become so problematic that even a board member for Honolulu Area Rapid Transportation (HART) is asking to press the pause button. But that’s not all. The Grassroot Institute recently obtained a letter (see full letter here) written by HART board member John Henry

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Blowing the whistle on HART

It’s difficult to protect workplace whistleblowers if intimidation is present in the very place where they would blow their proverbial whistles. But that is what appears to be happening at the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), which has been undergoing an audit on behalf of the Hawaii state Legislature.

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‘AuditTheRail’ in Twilight Zone

The blockbuster summer entertainment last year was at the state Legislature, at which our elected officials unfortunately raised taxes to pay for Honolulu County’s rail system while yet indicating their intention to conduct an in-depth, forensic audit of the over-budget, behind-schedule megaproject. The blockbuster disappointment of that same summer was

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More reason to ‘Audit the rail’

DATELINE: Oct. 24, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii CONTACT: Joe Kent, (808) 987-7322, jkent@grassrootinstitute.org FOIA request raises questions about rail misrepresentations Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina says FTA response reinforces need for forensic audit Oct. 24, HONOLULU — New revelations from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have raised questions about whether City and County

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HART frustrates state audit

The Honolulu rail project is attracting new adjectives. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser recently dubbed it “troubled,” Honolulu Civil Beat called it “beleaguered,” and one of its own overseers, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) board member John Henry Felix, alluded to the project as being “flawed.” Given the lack of transparency

Read More →

HART violating FTA deal?

MEDIA RELEASE from Grassroot Institute of Hawaii CONTACT: Joe Kent, (808) 987-7322 or jkent@grassrootinstitute.org HONOLULU, June 15, 2018 >> A leading board member of the Honolulu Area Rapid Transportation (HART) is worried that the semi-autonomous city agency may be in violation of its funding agreement with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). John

Read More →

‘Audit the rail’ still a good idea

The state of Honolulu’s rail project has become so problematic that even a board member for Honolulu Area Rapid Transportation (HART) is asking to press the pause button. But that’s not all. The Grassroot Institute recently obtained a letter (see full letter here) written by HART board member John Henry

Read More →

Blowing the whistle on HART

It’s difficult to protect workplace whistleblowers if intimidation is present in the very place where they would blow their proverbial whistles. But that is what appears to be happening at the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), which has been undergoing an audit on behalf of the Hawaii state Legislature.

Read More →

‘AuditTheRail’ in Twilight Zone

The blockbuster summer entertainment last year was at the state Legislature, at which our elected officials unfortunately raised taxes to pay for Honolulu County’s rail system while yet indicating their intention to conduct an in-depth, forensic audit of the over-budget, behind-schedule megaproject. The blockbuster disappointment of that same summer was

Read More →

More reason to ‘Audit the rail’

DATELINE: Oct. 24, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii CONTACT: Joe Kent, (808) 987-7322, jkent@grassrootinstitute.org FOIA request raises questions about rail misrepresentations Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina says FTA response reinforces need for forensic audit Oct. 24, HONOLULU — New revelations from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have raised questions about whether City and County

Read More →