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Old June 25th, 2015, 10:20 AM   #381
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Hawaii News Now just did a very small piece on the recent Vancouver incident. Stoking the fire as they say...

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Other city's rail problems prompt HART officials to plan ahead
Posted: Jun 24, 2015 6:31 PM HST
Updated: Jun 24, 2015 7:10 PM HST
By Allyson Blair

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
By 2018, Honolulu hopes to have the first fully driver-less transit system in the country. It's supposed to make travel less of a hassle and hopes to be an alternative to spending hours trapped in traffic.

But computers don't always work the way they're supposed to. Last summer, a series of power outages created chaos for commuters with a similar system in Canada, but the issues didn't end there. According to Canadian newspaper reports, there have been seven major shutdowns since the start of the year, and thousands of passengers were left stranded.

"What could have been a 20 minute trip on a train might end up taking you two hours depending on how severe the original stoppage reason was and what time of day it is," said The Province reporter Stephanie Ip.

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Two words...BACKUP PLANS...it's crucial that this is formulated now than later.

Definitely look to what other cities with automated transit lines have, i.e. RATP with its automated subway systems.
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Old June 30th, 2015, 12:31 PM   #383
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Today on Civil Beat: Finances (As if they haven't gone over this enough.)
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Can We Trust the Honolulu Rail Numbers?
Recent stories about the Honolulu rail project’s finances have raised concerns that officials may be fudging the numbers for political purposes.

JUNE 29, 2015
By NATALIE IWASA

Several articles have been published recently that raise questions about Honolulu rail’s financial information. Errors and inconsistencies I’ve noticed have led me to question the integrity of the project’s financial plan. As a CPA, I have very little faith in the projected revenues and costs that have been provided to us.

In response to questions by the state director of the Hawaii Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, HART provided a document showing detailed revenue through December 31, 2014. That document, “Revenues from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2014,” shows total revenues of $1.669 billion. (For those who understand accounting, this document also mixes cash basis and accrual basis amounts.)

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Old June 30th, 2015, 12:35 PM   #384
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HART adjusts rail work schedule after Waipahu residents complain


By Kristine Uyeno
Published: June 29, 2015, 5:37 pm
Updated: June 29, 2015, 6:30 pm

The rail construction is hitting some Waipahu residents and affecting their sleep.

One Waipahu resident sent us video via Report It, which was taken at midnight, so we could hear for ourselves just how loud the latest phase of construction is.

Itís eerily similar to the situation residents in Aiea told us about last year, when they were faced with sleepless nights.

Rochell Cruz and her family have had some sleepless nights in their apartment in Waipahu. ďHorrendous. Itís been loud, obnoxious,Ē she said.

Cruz is one of the viewers who contacted KHON2 to complain about the rail work outside her balcony and bedroom window on Farrington Highway.

Cruz says it goes on all day and night, and itís not just the noise that bothers her.

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Old July 1st, 2015, 11:48 AM   #385
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Trying to load photos from flickr



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Old July 1st, 2015, 03:02 PM   #386
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I think I need help.
To post photos from flickr to SSC you need to press on the BBcode tab, which is what the forum uses, and copy the text and paste it in the message box.

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Old July 2nd, 2015, 01:04 PM   #387
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Thanks Maksima

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2015-06-29 rail reaches the start at Kapolei by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 01:08 PM   #388
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Ok I got it! Posting more photos shortly

trying it again

The first station of Honolulu's rail line at the new second city of Kapolei than I will head east in location order of the rail route. Here the workers just reached the end but they have to lay another guide way going the other direction as part of this major park and ride station.
2015-06-29 rail reaches the start at Kapolei by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

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Old July 2nd, 2015, 01:28 PM   #389
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More rail photos from Monday

Rail guide way starting to go over Ft. Weaver Rd. which is a major multi-lane road
2015-06-29 rail going over Fort Weaver Rd by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Another angle
2015-06-29 other side of rail going over Fort Weaver Rd by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

From other side of Ft. Weaver Rd. into the greater Honolulu suburban town of Waipahu, one can see new rail columns built and ready to receive their tops - the cement guide way.
2015-06-29 13 rail columns on other side of Fort Weaver Rd. 2 by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

The reverse of the last photo, looking back towards Ft. Weaver Rd.
2015-06-29 opposite side of rail going over Fort Weaver Rd 2 by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Continuing east again, one can see more columns rising into Waipahu but at their normal heights
2015-06-29 little down Farrington in Waipahu w normal height rail columns by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

To be continued:
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 03:03 PM   #390
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Monday photos contined 6/29/2015

More column prep work in Waipahu
2015-06-29 rail colum work on the other east side of Waipahi by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Rail columns on the far east side of Waipahu, fronting local High School and looking back west
2015-06-29 12.34.33 by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Reverse of above looking east again as rail crossing over to side of road and column heights are almost ground level
2015-06-29 rail colums lower ending to maintainence yard by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Just beyond the last photo note large retaining wall built at north end zone of local HS football field. Rail now heads to the maintenance yard, above right or continues on to Pearl City
2015-06-29 12.31.52 by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Heading into Pearl City or more specifically Pearl Highlands. Note working end of large rail bridge overpass above that just crossed the H-1 freeway
2015-06-29 rail bridge over H-1 freeway heading to Pearl City by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

On right tall columns erected at the future Pearl Highlands Station
2015-06-29 comming down the freeway overpass into the Pearl Highland future station by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Looking back west at the construction progress of the huge rail bridge over the H-1 freeway
2015-06-29 Rail bridge completed over H-1 freeway now headed in both directions by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Column prep work in just past Pearl Highlands
2015-06-29 prep work in Pearl City by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Prepping for rail columns that will hop over the H-1 freeway again in central Pearl City
2015-06-29 drilling future rail columns to go over H-I freeway at Pearl City by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

More column prep work in Pearl City central
2015-06-29 more prep work in Pearl City by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Road widening and improvements at far east end of Pearl City to help make room for rail columns in the mediums and heading to Aloha Stadium
2015-06-29 at Pearlridge area road improvements and widening for rail future columns by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

End of Phase 1 where we see some prep work at the Aloha Stadium Station
2015-06-29 work at Aloha Statium station. End of line for phase 1 by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Just beyond the stadium there is prep work or storage for columns in phase 2 of rail which heads to the airport
2015-06-29 Already column prep work or storage beyond Aloha Statium in Phase 2 by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Utility prep work on Kamehameha Hwy across from Pearl Harbor. Here they are moving and improving utility lines to make way for future rail columns
2015-06-29 Utility work on Kam Hwy to prepare for future rail columns in phase 2 by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Lastly more utility prep work further down Kamehameha Hwy heading southeast towards the airport
2015-06-29 more utility work on Kam Hwy to prepare for future rail columns in phase 2 by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr
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Old July 8th, 2015, 09:33 AM   #391
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Donít Let Caldwell Off the Hook When it Comes to Rail Financial Information
Some state lawmakers say the mayor didnít give key facts in his rail testimony. The Honolulu City Council needs to make sure that rail finances get the scrutiny they deserve.

JULY 7, 2015
By THE CIVIL BEAT EDITORIAL BOARD

When Gov. David Ige last week released the list of pending bills he intends to veto, the extension of the general excise tax supporting the Honolulu rail project was not among them. And for good reason: He understands that the project is short of funds it must have to complete the first segment of the rail line, which of course is already significantly into the construction phase.

ďI am committed to seeing the rail project successfully completed,Ē Ige said at a press conference where he discussed the veto list.

In the days before Igeís announcement, media accounts raised new concerns about transparency and full disclosure concerning the often-embattled rail project. The most recent point of focus: whether Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, in advocating for passage of the GET extension, misled legislators about the extent of property tax increases that might be needed.

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Old July 10th, 2015, 07:22 PM   #392
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Navy adopts final EIS in support of Honolulu rail project

Jul 9, 2015, 6:51am HST
Duane Shimogawa
Pacific Business News

The U.S. Department of the Navy will adopt the final environmental impact statement and implement several real estate transactions in support of Honoluluís elevated-rail mass-transit system, it said this week.

The Navy said it supports the projectís airport alternative, which was determined to be the preferred option in the final EIS.

Navy real estate actions would involve the conveyance of about 1.6 acres of land and the granting of various easements and license agreements to allow for construction and operation of the rail system.

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Old July 10th, 2015, 07:47 PM   #393
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Rail property buy up faces time, cost challenges


By Gina Mangieri
Published: July 9, 2015, 7:28 pm
Updated: July 10, 2015, 1:45 am

The rail project is getting into more congested residential and business areas, but to get the train going, some property owners will have to sell.

Thatís getting more and more expensive and complicated.

A federal watchdog is expressing concern about the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) being behind schedule on land buys. Well over 100 deals with private and government entities still have to be made. Always Investigating dug into where and why itís getting bogged down, and what it could cost taxpayers.

Bulldozers tore down property this week a stoneís throw from Ala Moana Center, the end of the line for Honolulu rail. It wonít reach here for years but the tear-down of HART-bought buildings is a reminder itís coming.

Urban Honolulu hasnít had to make way for a transportation project in decades and never to this scale.

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I might be taking a break from updating for a while.
i'll be taking a mental break from rail stuff.
I might mass update at a later date.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 09:38 PM   #394
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So how serious are the financial problems? Or is this just overblown by the media to get views/klicks and politicians trying to make a name for themselves?
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The initial project cost was estimated to be $5.1 billion, with an authorized budget of $5.3B. Recent estimates rose by 600M+ to $5.7B, or about a 11% increase.

I guess how serious the issue is would depend on how positively or negatively you see the project and its management.

On the optimistic side, while cost increases must still must be monitored and addressed, the increase is relatively low compared to other projects of similar scope where there can be anywhere from a 30% increase to over double the original estimates.

On the pessimistic side, the delay issues combined with cultural and legal challenges give some people the idea the project not worth the costs and should be canceled.
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Old July 14th, 2015, 10:24 AM   #397
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One the far east end of rail line - City clearing lots

Reply title should say "On the far east end of rail line - City clearing lots". I don't know how to edit titles.

Google Map of area where the rail line (in red) has to jump the block before end of the line to Kona St. But with a gradual bend of track, property has to be bought (within blue lines).

HART bought property in blue - rail line in red demolition now by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

2015-07-13 Front fenced and prepped for demolition on Waimanu Street near the end of line at Ala Moana by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

2015-07-13 Backside of demo from Kona Street by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

2015-07-13 Aready cleared lot last week across the street on east side of Pensacola and Kona just two blocks from end of line by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

The before shot of cleared property courtesy of Google street view map. Note new Waihonua Tower now in background.
Google street view of before shot of older restaurant of cleared corner by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr
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Old July 17th, 2015, 08:32 PM   #398
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From Railway Gazette:

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Honolulu awards metro stations contract
17 Jul 2015



USA: Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has awarded a contract to build the three westernmost stations on the Honolulu light metro line, it announced on July 16.

Nan Inc. submitted the lowest bid to build Hoopili, University of Hawaii West Oahu and East Kapolei stations. Its bid of $56∑1m beat offers submitted by Watts Constructors, Hensel Phelps and Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co

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More updated demolition photos

Again from the far east of the rail line in midtown Honolulu (near Ala Moana Shopping Center)

First photo taken 7-13-15 as comparison (looking south)
2015-07-13 Backside of demo from Kona Street by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Taken 7-17-15
2015-07-17 Photo of back of block where two more buildings were cleared w appartently four more will go dowm for rail by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Taken 7-21-15 inside the block and turning right to the west
2015-07-21 More demolition of other end of rail near Ala Moana Center looking south by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr
2015-07-21 More demolition of other end of rail near Ala Moana Center by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr
From other side, looking down and wide towards the northeast
2015-07-21 More demolition of other end of rail near Ala Moana Center looking northeast high & wide by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr
Tighter on the demo beast
2015-07-21 More demolition of other end of rail near Ala Moana Center looking northeast by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Compare photos from 7-13 to 7-21-15
2015-07-13 Front fenced and prepped for demolition on Waimanu Street near the end of line at Ala Moana by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr
2015-07-21 More demolition of other end of rail near Ala Moana Center looking northeast wide by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Now, they will probably put those ugly power lines underground before the rail comes in. Important indirect benefits of rail construction are while moving utilities that are underground, the new lines are updated and a current utility map is drawn, in this case moving lines underground from above is a visual benefit for all and demolishing old unsightly buildings is a plus, especially for those viewing that direction from all those new lux condos across the street. This all makes the city of Honolulu a cleaner and more beautiful place to live and visit.
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Rail photos from 7-21-15

Maintenance crew building which will house crew and special rail vehicles for rail maintenance and repair. This is part of the larger rail maintenance yard on the east end of Waipahu
2015-07-21 Close on rail Maintenance Building by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

In the rail guide way yard where each unique cement guide way is manufactured. This yard is found in Kapolei industrial Park.
2015-07-21 Shot of rail guideway section manufacturing yard by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr
2015-07-21 Shot of rail guideway section manufacturing yard w lots of sections already formed by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Bridge over H-1 freeway looking west
2015-07-21 rail bridge over H-1 freeway by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr
From back of bridge looking east at the north end of bridge
2015-07-21 14.51.16 by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Rail line over Fort Weaver Road with itself is an overpass. An overpass over an overpass.
2015-07-21 Rail over Fort Weaver Road from Ft Weaver Rd heading south by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr
Compare rail going into Waipahu from 7-11 to 7-21-15
2015-07-11 rail guide past Fort Weaver Rd heading East into Waipahu town unto the rail post ready to receive the guideway tops by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr
2015-07-21 update on rail over Fort Weaver Road into Waipahu by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Rail columns moving down another block in Waipahu. Looking back west.
2015-07-21 this section of rail columns reached Pupukahi St. by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Huge retaining wall progress at far east end of Waipahu. Compare photos from 6-29 to 7-21-15
2015-06-29 12.31.52 by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr
2015-07-21 Update of huge retaining wall before the maintenance yard on far east end of Waipahu by cre8ive na8ive, on Flickr

Also lots of busy work up and down Pearl City and on Kamehameha Highway on the way to the airport (phase 2).
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