State lawmakers have been asked to meet in special session the week of Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 so they can hash out a deal to rescue Honolulu’s cash-strapped rail project. Click here for the full story.
The state agency that manages public housing for low-income Hawaii residents is hoping to add thousands of housing units along the planned Honolulu rail route, including 2,140 rentals through the redevelopment of Mayor Wright Housing in Palama, as the state struggles with a shortage of affordable housing and high rate of homelessness. Click here to read the full story.
An analysis of costs considering conversion of Honolulu’s rail to a magnetically levitated (maglev) system reveals that an elevated project can be accomplished in under $6.8 billion. Click here for the full story.