Honolulu rail's camera investment questioned

Posted on September 4, 2014

Photo courtesy John Seung-Hwan Shin
Photo courtesy John Seung-Hwan Shin
HONOLULU — The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is under fire from critics for its decision to spend $223,000 on time-lapse video cameras when it is already reportedly facing cost overruns, according to KITV.

Just last month, Honolulu’s rail project announced the lowest bid for construction of the first nine rail stations came in $100 million over budget. HART had estimated the contract at $184 million, but the lowest bid by Nan Inc. was pegged at $294.5 million.

Under the terms of the agreement with EarthCam, HART is installing cameras at the future sites of all 21 rail stations as well as the Maintenance and Storage Facility. The contract calls for the ability to automatically create “time-lapse construction videos that can be posted to a website or embedded in a Web page.” For the full story, click here.

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