Audit: Consultants hold key jobs in Honolulu rail agency

  • FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, a rail car tops an elevated rail line in Waipahu, Hawaii. The Hawaii State Auditor said Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, that private consultants hold key senior positions inside the Honolulu agency building the city’s over-budget rail line, yet the agency fails to consistently monitor their performance. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz, File)

HONOLULU — Private consultants hold key senior positions inside the Honolulu agency constructing the city’s rail line, yet the agency fails to consistently monitor their performance, the state auditor’s second report on the enormously over-budget rail line said Tuesday.