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Old September 25th, 2014, 11:29 PM   #181
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So, I was thinking:

If the LRT takes off and is a success, they obviously have plans to expand within the city. What about covering the entire island?

As I see it, the coastal highways and one following the H2 and the H3 could benefit the island as a whole.

I realize this would be 10-20 years away.
Building rail to the North Shore sounds like a stretch. Extending it to Kanehoe and Kailua seems feasible (with a shared central sector through the mountains)
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Old September 26th, 2014, 12:03 AM   #182
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Building rail to the North Shore sounds like a stretch. Extending it to Kanehoe and Kailua seems feasible (with a shared central sector through the mountains)
Why?

For tourists to get around, hopping on a LRT to get around the entire island is a simple and easy way to do it.

For the commuters, getting in/out of the city would be easier.

For the people who live in the city, Going out of the city for a few hours would be doable.
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Old September 26th, 2014, 12:15 AM   #183
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Why?

For tourists to get around, hopping on a LRT to get around the entire island is a simple and easy way to do it.

For the commuters, getting in/out of the city would be easier.

For the people who live in the city, Going out of the city for a few hours would be doable.
Oahu island is bigger than it seems. North Shore (the town, not even the coastline) is 35km away from the nearest point on the planned line.

Moreover, this system is effectively heavy rail for everything that matters.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 11:00 AM   #184
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Those guideway spans are massive. They should've gone with something much more sleek/slim, can't imagine that monstrosity going through the streets of Downtown Honolulu.
And because the track is massive, light rail is very popular in the USA. You won't see monorails built because there isn't enough money in them. Monorails are just as capable as light rail, in fact much cheaper to operate, but they don't line as many pockets as a light rail system does. Tons and tons more materials for light rail keep lots of contractors and suppliers busy for a long time. Monorails go up much quicker and require far less materials, with tracks less than three feet wide. I'll keep shouting out about it and hoping the USA catches on, yet the uninformed will continue with their stupid Simpsons jokes and monorail opponents will continue to portray them as "just rides." Meanwhile, major monorails are now being built in South America, the Middle East, China, India and elsewhere (with no amusement parks in sight!).
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 12:42 PM   #185
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Monorail is frequently listed as an option during the early planning phase for new transit lines, but is quickly eliminated due to the vendor lock/proprietary technology issue. Monorail trains produced by Bombardier, Scomi, and Hitachi can't operate on the same guideway. This situation will continue until monorail manufacturers develop common standards.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 09:21 PM   #186
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Summary: Railroading Paradise, chronicles the bitter tug-of-war between efforts to preserve O‘ahu and pressures for new housing and growth - seen through the eyes of the largest environmental group in Hawai‘i, as they grapple with whether or not to support the HART rail project. With fly-on-the-wall coverage of Sierra Club deliberations and extensive interviews with a broad range of experts discussing the island’s future, the documentary zeroes in on the concern that O‘ahu has reached a fundamental tipping point. A one hour documentary.
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Old December 5th, 2014, 07:20 AM   #187
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The Honolulu rail transit project reached another construction milestone this week as it announced the completion of the first mile of the 20-mile elevated guideway in West Oahu.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 07:46 PM   #188
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Not recent photos, just my observation notes of Honolulu rail's construction:

PB132547 by phlatphrog, on Flickr
False work at UH West Oahu station for the underslung truss.

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First straddle bent along Farrington Hwy near Old Fort Weaver Road.

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First C-bent along Farrington Hwy and Old Fort Weaver Road intersection.

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Columns in Hoopili for the transition to Farrington Hwy. Span completion as of December 2014 are approximately 1/3 through this section.

IMG_2972 by phlatphrog, on Flickr
Underslung truss clearance to ground level, and epoxy gluing in progress.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 07:56 PM   #189
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Do they have something already planned for development in those rather desolate places in Kapolei?
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Old December 15th, 2014, 08:28 PM   #190
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^ This location is a battle ground since presently, this location is the most productive farm land in the state. Hoopili is the planned development (http://www.hoopilioahu.com/pages/map). I believe re-zoning was recently approved with a lawsuit, and the developer is planning to construct in 2016 (http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/n...t-in-west.html).
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Old January 14th, 2015, 07:52 PM   #191
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Very nice progress! It sure is a good thing to see that rail coming back to life in so many places.
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Not a lot of updates since February 1st, so I'll try my hand as updating everything since then.
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Hawaii Poll: Rising cost of rail project

Posted: Feb 01, 2015 8:05 PM HST
Updated: Feb 02, 2015 11:20 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - As the city struggles to pay for Honolulu's controversial rail system, the latest Hawaii Poll explores possible solutions. The controversial project topped the list (19%) as the most important issue facing Oahu this year in the survey conducted by Ward Research for Hawaii News Now and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Traffic came in a close second (17%), followed by homelessness (15%) and the economy (14%). Education/public schools came in a distant fifth place (4%).

Paying for the most expensive construction project in the state's history isn't easy. Honolulu's $5.2 billion rail system now faces a budget shortfall of up to $900 million.

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Old April 5th, 2015, 11:26 AM   #194
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HART responds to federal report that calls rail project ‘alarming’

Published: February 5, 2015, 6:48 pm Updated: February 6, 2015, 6:00 pm
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A federal oversight contractor is blasting Honolulu’s rail project, calling it “alarming” and “not sufficient.”

A new review looked at the rising cost of building the rail system, putting the project at $500 million to $600 million over-budget.

It also criticizes Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, which oversees the project, saying its effort to contain costs has been minimal and is alarming.

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Old April 5th, 2015, 11:41 AM   #195
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This ones short...
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Bill proposes tax credit for bus riders

By Web Staff
Published: February 3, 2015, 10:56 pm
Updated: February 4, 2015, 11:31 am

If you take the bus, you could be in for a tax credit.

A new bill proposed in the state Senate would establish an income tax credit for taxpayers who purchase bus passes or passes for a public transportation program, like the future rail system.

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Old April 5th, 2015, 11:52 AM   #196
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City delays new rail work in Pearl City

Posted: Feb 06, 2015 7:08 PM HST
Updated: Feb 06, 2015 8:16 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The city is delaying the start of new rail work in Pearl City for a few days due to other state road projects on the H-1 this weekend. Crews were supposed to start blocking off lanes at the intersection of Kamehameha Highway and Acacia Road near Pearl Highlands Center on Friday night. The project, which will involves 24/7 lane closures, will now start on Monday night. City officials believe the delay will allow drivers to adjust to the changes all week, before the full impact is felt next weekend.

Mililani resident Ron Happek drives to Pearl City several times a week to run errands, but now he'll be changing his schedule.

"I will probably come to the post office less. Probably two days a week. Cut down my shopping at Sam's Club," said Happek.

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Not a lot of updates since February 1st, so I'll try my hand as updating everything since then.
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Read full article here: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/2...f-rail-project
Building the line will help fix 3 of the 4. The other one is more challenging.
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Old April 5th, 2015, 12:35 PM   #198
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Well I have my hopes still on hold at this point. The topic itself has become very toxic amongst other issues.
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Acacia Road closure in Pearl City leads to detoured bus routes



By Brigette Namata and Web Staff
Published: February 9, 2015, 11:32 am
Updated: February 9, 2015, 5:56 pm

A portion of rail work starting in Pearl City on Kamehameha Highway Monday night will cause changes that will affect both motorists and bus riders.

Starting Monday night, the eastbound left-turn lane from Kamehameha Highway onto Acacia Road fronting Pearl Highlands Center will be closed 24/7 until mid-2015. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation did not specify an exact end date.

[...] Bus routes A (City Express), 40 (Honolulu-Makaha), 42 (Ewa Beach-Waikiki), 53 (Honolulu-Pacific Palisades) and 62 (Honolulu-Wahiawa) will be affected. [...]

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HART: Rail Could Run Out of Cash By This Summer

The Honolulu City Council needs to issue debt to help pay for ongoing construction even though there's no guarantee on how to pay for the full price tag of the project.
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
By NICK GRUBE

Forget about the nearly $1 billion shortfall, Honolulu’s rail project has a cash flow problem that could halt work as soon as this summer.

Construction costs are now outpacing the money trickling in from taxes and the federal government. That means the Honolulu City Council must issue debt to temporarily cover the difference while the revenues catch up.

But council members are still uneasy about the plan, especially given the growing shortfall and the fact that state lawmakers have yet to pass an extension of the general excise tax surcharge to pay for it.

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City admits cost of rail project unknown



UPDATED-8:17 PM HST Feb 11, 2015

HONOLULU —The $5.3 billion price tag attached to the controversial rail project is a best guess at this point, Roy Amemiya, the city's new managing director, admitted Wednesday to members of the City Council.

"A lot of it is projections," said Amemiya. "What will the contracts come out at?"

The startling admission came as administration officials and the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation seek a memorandum of understanding from the City Council that sets in motion HART's ability to issue as much as $1.9 billion in bonds and commercial paper over the next several years.

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