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Daniel Grabauskas

‘Final’ Price Tag For Rail Not Expected Until Next Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Final’ Price Tag For Rail Not Expected Until Next Year

HART and city officials anxiously await bid results to know just how much the estimated $6.6 billion project will actually cost.

Grabauskas: Honolulu Rail Audit ‘A Mess’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Grabauskas: Honolulu Rail Audit ‘A Mess’

UPDATED: A draft copy says HART contributed to cost overruns with poor management. HART’s head says it’s flawed by political motivations.

HART Board Chairman Resigns Amid Questions About Rail Cost Overruns Cory Lum/Civil Beat

HART Board Chairman Resigns Amid Questions About Rail Cost Overruns

UPDATED: Don Horner says he hopes his departure will help build a better relationship between the rail agency and the city.

Secret Subcontractors: What Honolulu Rail Officials Aren’t Telling You Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Secret Subcontractors: What Honolulu Rail Officials Aren’t Telling You

HART officials insist they don’t have the authority to know how much subcontractors are being paid, but contract documents suggest otherwise.

Hele On: Courts Rule in Favor of Honolulu Rail PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hele On: Courts Rule in Favor of Honolulu Rail

The rail project is on track now that legal wrangling is complete, but will there be more unexpected costs?
Where Is Honolulu Rail’s Federal Funding?

Where Is Honolulu Rail’s Federal Funding?

Grabauskas said FTA review would take 30 days; it's been 80.
Updated Rail Finance Plan Part of Formal Federal Funding Request

Updated Rail Finance Plan Part of Formal Federal Funding Request

UPDATE Honolulu rail authority submits application to Federal Transit Administration.
U.S. House Subcommittee Slices Money for Rail Flickr

U.S. House Subcommittee Slices Money for Rail

UPDATED Appropriations Committee to take up transportation bill Tuesday.
Race To The Finish For Federal Rail Money

Race To The Finish For Federal Rail Money

With line of credit bill passed, will Honolulu get guarantee before election?
Grabauskas: Debt Ate 30% of Boston Transit Budget

Grabauskas: Debt Ate 30% of Boston Transit Budget

New rail chief touts wisdom of Honolulu's "house with no mortgage."
New Rail Chief Sees Himself as Intermediary Between Council, Feds

New Rail Chief Sees Himself as Intermediary Between Council, Feds

Dan Grabauskas says his new job is "appropriately difficult."
Honolulu Council Keeps Rail Budget Intact

Honolulu Council Keeps Rail Budget Intact

Kobayashi puts her "trust" in new HART director.
Line of Credit ‘Big Piece’ Outstanding in Federal Rail Funding

Line of Credit ‘Big Piece’ Outstanding in Federal Rail Funding

Incoming HART CEO Daniel Grabauskas meets with federal officials in DC.
Grabauskas OK’d As Rail Chief Despite Soft Spot For Toru Hamayasu

Grabauskas OK’d As Rail Chief Despite Soft Spot For Toru Hamayasu

UPDATED Interim executive director was one of three finalists.
Off the Beat: What About the Mayor’s Calls for Transparency?

Off the Beat: What About the Mayor’s Calls for Transparency?

HART gets months to search for CEO, Honolulu citizens get a single meeting to ask questions.
Daniel Grabauskas