Honolulu Rail Transit Project

A system map of Skyline Mail, which circumvents the city of Honolulu.

Skyline Rail, Now Serving Honolulu

In a historic day for public transit, Skyline Rail, a project once deemed the worst transit project in the United States due to extreme cost overruns and construction delays, finally opened to the public at the end of June.

July 2, 2023 - The Honolulu Star Advertiser

Rendering of white Honolulu light railtrain speeding past landscape

Honolulu Light Rail to Open in June

The city’s first light rail line will finally begin service after more than a half century of planning.

May 18, 2023 - Hawaii Public Radio

Honolulu Rail Transit

Federal Subpoenas for Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

Bad news for Honolulu's troubled rail transit project: new federal scrutiny and a potential criminal investigation.

February 15, 2019 - Honolulu Civil Beat

HART Rail Honolulu

Recovery Plan Meets Federal Deadline for Honolulu Rail Project

The Federal Transit Administration was withholding funding for the beleaguered Honolulu Rail Transit project until the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation came up with a financial plan to get the project to its long-delayed completion.

October 28, 2018 - Star Advisor

HART Rail Honolulu

Financial Stress Plagues Honolulu Rail

The Honolulu Rail Transit Project was slated to cost $5.2 billion. That figure has doubled as construction progresses, leaving the city scrambling for funds amid public outcry.

August 4, 2017 - CityLab

Honolulu Train

First Look at Honolulu's New Driverless Rail Cars

The nation's first driverless train car was unveiled this week in Hawaii.

May 4, 2016 - Pacific Business News

Honolulu Rail Transit

Honolulu Rail Transit Makes Progress Despite Financial Woes

Honolulu Rail Transit, a 20-mile, elevated metro rail line, continues to suffer cost overruns and has lost popular support, according to a recent poll. But the tide could change with the arrival of the first rail cars.

March 28, 2016 - The New York Times

Honolulu Rail Transit

Honolulu Rail Cost Overruns Now Exceed $1 Billion

Add another $200 million to the $910 million shortfall already facing Honolulu's rail project. The changing circumstances surrounding the project won't make it any easier to create a viable funding plan to make up the difference.

September 16, 2015 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Honolulu Light Rail Taking Shape

After clearing two lawsuits in February, and weathering a contentious mayoral election, the Honolulu light rail project is under construction.

May 14, 2014 - Honolulu Civil Beat

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