Inside Honolulu

HART, Rail and the Search for Native Hawaiian Burials

·By civilbeat

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Board of Directors will get a status update Thursday on the archaeological inventory survey work it must perform as part of the city’s $5.26 billion rail project.

Archaeological surveys have been in the news a lot lately as a result of a recent Hawaii Supreme Court ruling that effectively forced rail construction to stop.

The surveys are required by the state to ensure that the city is accounting for Native Hawaiian burial grounds and other culturally sensitive areas.

The high court said the city should have completed