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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
$1.6B Available to Pay for Rail -- Without Raising Taxes
By Andrew Walden @ 4:54 AM :: 226 Views :: Rail, Taxes

... we found $1.595B being siphoned off of Rail for non-rail purposes ....

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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Rail: 75% of Contracts Already Signed
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:51 AM :: 360 Views :: Rail

.... CITYLAB --formerly Atlantic Cities-- covers the Honolulu rail boondoggle ....

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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Grassroot: Special Session Should Order Rail Audit
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:48 AM :: 343 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...VIDEO: Grassroot Institute writer discusses audit of rail fiasco....

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Monday, July 17, 2017
HART Boardmember: Our Credibility has Disappeared, Nobody Knows Who is Responsible
By News Release @ 11:24 PM :: 1891 Views :: Ethics, Rail, Taxes

...Full Text: Letter to HART Boardmembers, Mayor and County Councilmembers from John Henry Felix....

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Sunday, July 16, 2017
HART's Latest Excuse: Blame Paulette Kaleikini
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 8:01 PM :: 672 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... HART's current cost overrun is 93.4%, of which 1% is due to the two lawsuits ....

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Sunday, July 16, 2017
How Rail Bonds Can Help Put Local Politicians in Jail
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1166 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...City officials were accused of certifying financial statements in 2002 and 2003 that were false because they failed to disclose that the city was purposely underfunding....

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Friday, July 14, 2017
Giving Rail Credit Where it Isn't Due
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 11:59 PM :: 518 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...rail is like the cousin who is always hitting you up for money....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Floating rail bonds could sink city credit
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:49 PM :: 452 Views :: Rail

...rail leaders want to put $350 million on the city’s “credit card” to fund the project....

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Sunday, July 09, 2017
Mucking Around in the Past?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 545 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...HART stunned critics by cancelling a special audit that would have examined past cost overruns....

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Friday, July 07, 2017
HART board chokes on forensic audit
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:36 AM :: 847 Views :: Ethics, Rail

“It’s not my intent to muck around in the past.”

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Some reasons why the HART Board does not want to do a forensic audit
By Honolulu Traffic @ 10:25 PM :: 999 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...a number of allegedly flagrant violations of the law including the following....

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Beyond Middle Street: Public Forum Discusses Options for Rail
By News Release @ 3:40 PM :: 893 Views :: Rail
  • July 14-- Capitol Auditorium
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Saturday, July 01, 2017
Are you confused about the status of the $250,000 HART special audit?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:34 PM :: 776 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...‘We made a screwy stupid decision back then.’ And I think going forward, that’s what I would like to do, unless there’s some critical issue where we suspect there’s like fraud or embezzlement or something....

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Friday, June 30, 2017
Video: Roth vs Anderson on GE Tax Hike
By Video @ 2:53 AM :: 1166 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...Either Anderson did not understand how the GE Tax works, or he pretended not to....

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Honolulu rail clearly a fiasco
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:08 AM :: 801 Views :: Rail

...things could have turned out differently....

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Grassroot: Feds Should Audit Rail
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 5:24 AM :: 693 Views :: Ethics, Rail

We hope that the Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General will be moved to mount a comprehensive fiscal and engineering audit of Honolulu rail ....

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Not Satisfied With Merely Taking Land For Rail, Now The City Wants Blood
By Robert Thomas @ 4:36 AM :: 733 Views :: Land Use, Rail

...Blood bank sues over city push to take land for rail.... 

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Sunday, June 25, 2017
Cost-disbenefit analysis of rail
By News Release @ 7:54 PM :: 736 Views :: Rail

... understated costs, overstated ridership, why it would be an environmental disaster, why it will use far more energy than cars, let alone buses ....

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Sunday, June 25, 2017
Anatomy of Epic Fail on Rail
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 829 Views :: Rail, Taxes

To what or whom should we be looking for leadership to get us out of this mess?

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Friday, June 23, 2017
HART Cancels Audit: "It's not my intent to figure out what we did wrong”
By Selected News Articles @ 3:52 PM :: 1430 Views :: Ethics, Rail

... this week, the rail board cancelled a special audit designed to show taxpayers why the costs have ballooned so high ....

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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Honolulu rail project most expensive in the world
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:25 PM :: 2412 Views :: Rail

...there has never been a full independent audit investigating the rail for fraud, waste and abuse....

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Rail Tax Hike: Legislators Promise Special Session, but Cannot Agree on Date or Funding Mechanism
By News Release @ 1:33 AM :: 747 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...no specific dates have been set for the special session and no rail funding mechanism has been agreed upon....

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Monday, June 19, 2017
Panos: Statewide Surface Transportation Challenges and Opportunities
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:05 PM :: 620 Views :: Maui County, Rail

Stuck in traffic? Panos Prevedouros will share traffic solutions that will free up our state's gridlock and get traffic flowing again....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Oahu GOP: No Rail Tax Hike Special Session
By Brett Kulbis @ 1:36 AM :: 785 Views :: Rail, Taxes

Island taxpayers are already struggling from paycheck to paycheck....

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Friday, June 09, 2017
Rep Thielen: Bring Rail Down to Earth
By Video @ 12:50 AM :: 430 Views :: Rail

...Representative Cynthia Thielen (H District 50 Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) assistant Minority Floor Leader, discusses the Honolulu rail project with Randall W. Roth, JD,LLM....

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Thursday, June 08, 2017
GE Tax Hike Cornerstone of McDermott Plan to Rescue Rail
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 12:32 AM :: 598 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...McDermott calls for Special Session....

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Friday, June 02, 2017
Where Pro-Rail and Anti-Rail Voices Agree
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 11:18 PM :: 498 Views :: Rail

...it's something we should have done a long time ago....

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Friday, June 02, 2017
Supreme Court to Hear Rail Skim Lawsuit
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 630 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...Tax Foundation of Hawaii v. State of Hawaii on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 11:15 AM at the Supreme Court Courtroom....

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Caldwell: I’m Building Rail Along the Waterfront—But We Should Ignore That and Just Pretend to Believe in Climate Change Anyway
By News Release @ 10:57 PM :: 282 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Environment, Rail

...Hawaii Legislators pledge to Keep Shoveling Money to Silicon Valley Billionaires like Elon Musk....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Honolulu Construction Employment Down 1%–Maui up 8%
By News Release @ 9:35 PM :: 545 Views :: Economy, Labor, Rail

...boom over, Honolulu down 300 jobs....

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Honolulu Rail Counting the Cost
By Video @ 4:27 AM :: 274 Views :: Rail

...Law professor Randy Roth, who has a long history advocating for the public good, appears on E Hana Kakou with Dr. Akina to discuss why it is time to hold our government leaders responsible for the progress of the Rail....

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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Hawaii taxpayers about to get railroaded?
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:24 AM :: 957 Views :: Rail, Taxes

But signs in the media, the Legislature and the governor’s office all point to a special session this summer where the tax hikes are likely to materialize....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Caldwell appointments Ember Shinn to HART Board of Directors
By News Release @ 11:31 PM :: 1059 Views :: Rail

“During the time that Ember served as managing director, she oversaw the city’s capital budget and program – billions of dollars of construction projects...."

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Monday, May 08, 2017
Inouye Institute Event to Feature Trump’s Transportation Secretary
By News Release @ 10:56 PM :: 1005 Views :: Higher Education, Rail

...To perpetuate the legacy (Railroad) of the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye....

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Monday, May 08, 2017
Legislature acted responsibly in denying rail funding
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 AM :: 1202 Views :: Rail, Taxes

Today's Star-Adv Labels what many consider a sensible decision as an “Epic Fail” in screaming all-caps....

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Sunday, May 07, 2017
The Rail Bill and Other Curiosities
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1130 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, Rail, Taxes

...Shut up or we’ll make you pay for rail too....

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Friday, May 05, 2017
Rail: Senate Remains open to Negotiate with House
By News Release @ 11:01 PM :: 442 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Rail, Taxes

...the Senate remains open to negotiate an agreement with the House to ensure adequate financing to complete the project, yet minimize the impact on the most vulnerable citizens of the community....

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Friday, May 05, 2017
De-Railing the Legislature
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 3:04 PM :: 902 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...the lack of dissent allows tax-and-spend policies to move smoothly through the Hawaii Legislature...until....

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Video: House, Senate Fail to Agree on Rail Tax Hike
By Video @ 9:13 PM :: 893 Views :: Rail, Taxes
If the two chambers can’t agree by Thursday, the funding bill will die….
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Boom Over: Honolulu Construction Jobs Down 4%
By News Release @ 2:03 PM :: 944 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Rail

...Construction employment in Urban Honolulu dropped 4% from 28,400 in March, 2016 to 27,200 in March, 2017 for a net loss of 1,200 jobs....

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Chaos: Rail Tax Bill Suddenly Turns into ‘Illegal’ 2.75% TAT Hike
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 9:55 PM :: 2212 Views :: Rail, Taxes, Tourism

...Shifting Burden to Hotels Will Hurt Tourism and Employment....

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Friday, April 21, 2017
Cayetano to Trump: Cancel Federal Rail Funding
By News Release @ 2:56 PM :: 2073 Views :: Rail

...the Final Environmental Impact Statement concluded that rail would reduce traffic congestion by less than 2% and that “traffic congestion will be worse in the future with rail than what it is today....

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Friday, April 21, 2017
Desperate to Influence Conference Committee, Caldwell Pretends to Take Responsibility for Massive GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 11:57 AM :: 1549 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...Caldwell introduces bill authorizing city to extend GET surcharge to pay for rail construction....

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Friday, April 14, 2017
House Approves Massive Rail Tax Hike and 37 Other Bills
By News Release @ 2:52 AM :: 1148 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Rail, Taxes

...an additional $1.2 billion funding package for the City’s financially troubled rail project....

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Caldwell Signs Tax Hikes, Spending Bills
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 1600 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

“This shows that the city is committed to funding and completing the rail project,” said Mayor Caldwell....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Rickrolling Rail
By Robert Thomas @ 5:01 PM :: 900 Views :: Rail

...city officials feel they have been given the green light to get the project finished, whatever the eventual cost might be....

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Here's why rail is going to cost $12 to $13 billion
By Honolulu Traffic @ 11:27 PM :: 1532 Views :: Rail

...this project started with a rock solid $5.3 billion projection cost....

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Being Hypnotized by HART?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 9:44 PM :: 1148 Views :: Development, Rail

...the Honolulu rail boondoggle, Hoopili traffic impacts, smart city street intersections and rapid transit with Panos Prevedouros....

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Public-Private Partnerships: Study Examines New Options for Rail
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 1894 Views :: Rail

“Due to the at-risk private capital, Public-Private Partnerships often result in lower costs, less risk, and faster delivery....

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Friday, March 10, 2017
HCR103: State lawmakers want cost comparison of street level versus elevated rail system
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 4:28 PM :: 1036 Views :: Rail

This Resolution directs the State Auditor to conduct a cost comparison between completing the rail system from Middle Street to Downtown Honolulu with street level versus an elevated rail system....

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