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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.
Trevor Ozawa, Honolulu City Councilmember, has introduced a resolution calling for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) to conduct an “economy and efficiency audit,” in order to determine “the causes for the cost overruns for the Honolulu high-capacity transit corridor project.”
Longtime journalist Mark Coleman talked recently about his article “Honolulu rail clearly a fiasco” with ThinkTech Hawaii host Tim Apicella, and suggested that now would