The over-budget, behind-schedule rail project of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has been rife with mismanagement and abuse of its taxpayer funding. In response, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has been promoting a campaign to “Audit The Rail,” so as to hold government officials accountable and make sure that taxpayers’ dollars are being spent wisely and efficiently.

Rail vote breaks promise – again

Sometimes, addressing rail funding can feel like you’re standing on the tracks, politely asking Hawaii’s policymakers to consider hitting the switch and redirecting the train

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New rail taxes in our future?

With budget shortfalls a continuing part of the conversation about the Honolulu rail, one question voters are asking is: “Are there more taxes in our

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An omen for Honolulu rail?

How are those rail ridership projections working out for you, Puerto Rico? What Honolulu Rail Planners Can Learn From Puerto Rico

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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

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