HART overpaid some property owners and shortchanged others

  • HART gives a media tour in August of three rail stations under construction. (PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA / Star-Advertiser)
  • Construction of the HART mass transit rail line is pictured along the H-1 freeway nearing the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. (PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA / Star-Advertiser)

HONOLULU — The Honolulu rail authority apparently shortchanged 16 tenants or property owners who were relocated to make way for the city’s 20-mile rail line, and made overpayments or ineligible payments to 28 other property owners, according to an intensive federal review of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation relocation records.