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Wednesday, August 07, 2013
OR&L, Doors Star in New Anti-Rail Video
By Tom Berg @ 3:18 PM :: 1607 Views :: Rail

the day rail is operative your sewers, water, bus, roads, and parks get bled dry ....

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Thursday, August 01, 2013
Rail: Will Honolulu be the Next Detroit?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 2487 Views :: Rail

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered an expedited hearing for the federal rail lawsuit on August 15th....

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Thursday, August 01, 2013
Hawaii Supreme Court Smacks Rail EIS - An Update
By Robert Thomas @ 5:06 PM :: 1929 Views :: Rail
...there have been two attempts by the parties in the state court rail litigation to have the Hawaii Supreme Court reconsider its opinion....
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Caldwell's TOD Pick Connects Smart Growth, Active Aging
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 2696 Views :: Health Care, Life, Rail

Caldwell announced today the selection of veteran transportation planner Harrison Rue as the Administrator of the City’s Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Program....

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Full Text: Stop Rail Files Comments on Rail DSEIS
By Honolulu Traffic @ 4:19 PM :: 1541 Views :: Rail
Comments were required to be filed by July 22 ....
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Honolulu 1990 to 2010 Trends: What Do They Mean for the Next 20 Years?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 10:20 PM :: 2350 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail
PANOS 2050: Solutions for a Sustainable Hawaii....
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
A Terrible Week for Rail
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:00 AM :: 2878 Views :: Rail
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Saturday, July 13, 2013
July 22 Deadline for Rail EIS Comments
By Honolulu Traffic @ 1:13 PM :: 2046 Views :: Rail

Written comments must be received by July 22, 2013 or postmarked by that date....

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Saturday, July 13, 2013
Honolulu rail line neither feasible nor prudent, judges’ letter says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:57 PM :: 2513 Views :: Rail

Hawaii’s federal judges say the proposed rail line passes too close to the Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building...

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Thursday, July 11, 2013
FULL TEXT: Mollway Letter Blasts Rail for Skipping UH Campus
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 3426 Views :: Rail

Judge Susan Oki Mollway's letter to HART and federal transit officials....

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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Stop Rail Files Final Reply to FTA
By Honolulu Traffic @ 9:55 PM :: 1804 Views :: Rail

This is an excellent summary of our appeal and why the District Court's decision was in error....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
State Historic Preservation Director Quits Under Fire from Feds
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 2258 Views :: Development, OHA, Rail

The announcement follows the release last Thursday of a report by the National Parks Service (NPS) that was critical of the division’s efforts....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Hawaii freeway conditions and costs are ‘disgraceful’
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:06 PM :: 2389 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Rail

The truly “big news,” Slater said: Hawaii’s ranking at No. 49 for administrative costs per mile....

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Kakaako Development and Honolulu's Trifecta of Failures
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:38 PM :: 2282 Views :: Development, Rail

Up to 5,000 new apartment and condominium units are being planned by the HCDA in Kakaako....

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Honolulu Traffic: Most ‘Lane-Deficient’ City in USA
By Honolulu Traffic @ 12:10 AM :: 2075 Views :: Development, Rail

Adding more density will cause the central road network to seize.... 

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Monday, June 24, 2013
Rail Forum: What Happens When Transit Consumes 19%?
By News Release @ 3:41 PM :: 2405 Views :: Rail

Saturday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at Washington Middle School, King St. at Punahou....

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Saturday, June 22, 2013
Was Honolulu Rail Designed by Global Warming Deniers?
By John Bond @ 4:19 AM :: 2412 Views :: Rail

This all could have been avoided by a rail route further inland, such as along H-1....

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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Town Hall Meeting on the ‘Ewa Development Plan
By News Release @ 2:19 PM :: 1827 Views :: Development, Rail

7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 Kapolei High School Cafeteria....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Importing Boston’s Failures to Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 8:00 PM :: 1591 Views :: Rail
What did Grabauskas do to merit this position?
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Stop Rail Appeal Hearing Set for August 15
By Honolulu Traffic @ 7:48 PM :: 1766 Views :: Rail

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has set August 15, 2013 as the date for oral arguments in our appeal of Judge A. Wallace Tashima's rulings....

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
HART West Oahu Community Meetings to Discuss Rail Station Design
By News Release @ 12:31 AM :: 2076 Views :: Rail

Tuesday, June 25 6pm at Waipahu Intermediate School, 94-455 Farrington Hwy....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
HART releases Supplemental EIS in response to court order
By Honolulu Traffic @ 11:47 PM :: 1738 Views :: Rail
A public hearing will be held July 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.at the Blaisdell Center Hawaii Suites....
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Saturday, June 01, 2013
New AIS Testimony: Rail Route Illegally Damages Hawaiian Cultural Properties
By John Bond @ 12:35 AM :: 3223 Views :: Rail

The fixed guideway and stations directly overlay the 1825 trails....

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
City Transport 2020: The Future Can't Come Soon Enough
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 11:13 PM :: 1754 Views :: Rail
I foresee an epic battle: Google and the Technologists vs. Sierra Club and the Greenies....
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
So you don’t think Stop Rail Appeal has a Chance?
By Honolulu Traffic @ 9:07 PM :: 2422 Views :: Rail

Here’s what you need to know about our appeal....

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Kakaako: HCDA to Release TOD Plan, Hold Open House
By News Release @ 4:14 PM :: 2542 Views :: Development, Rail
Be sure to check out their plan to reduce Halekauwila St to a single lane of auto traffic while adding 1000s of new condos and offices....
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Full Text: Rail Appeal Challenges Failure to Consider Bus Rapid Transit
By Honolulu Traffic @ 10:04 PM :: 2058 Views :: Rail
...a new and honestly conducted alternatives analysis would never result in the selection of elevated heavy rail....
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Friday, May 10, 2013
Auto Commuters' Access to Work: Honolulu Among Four Biggest Losers
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:24 PM :: 2795 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

Access, in this case is defined as, “the number of destinations reachable within a given travel time.”....

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Monday, May 06, 2013
Lodestar: Plaintiff Attorneys Awarded Fees in Rail Iwi Case
By Robert Thomas @ 10:16 AM :: 3184 Views :: Development, Judiciary, Land Use, Rail

the "private attorney general" doctrine...allows a prevailing party to recover fees and costs....

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Saturday, May 04, 2013
Rail Suit to Be Heard August 12, Quick Ruling Expected
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 2136 Views :: Rail
Bear in mind that in a war the only battle you have to win is the last one....
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Saturday, May 04, 2013
Deadline for Public Comment on Rail AIS May 30
By Andrew Walden @ 7:48 PM :: 1832 Views :: Rail
...SHPD and HART have made only the most minimal public mention of the new deadline....
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Caldwell: Feds Reaffirm Commitment to Honolulu Rail
By News Release @ 8:42 AM :: 1661 Views :: Rail

Caldwell said he received further assurance that federal funding for Honolulu’s rail transit project remains firmly on track...

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Monday, April 22, 2013
Confident, Rail Opponents Seek Expedited Hearing on Appeal
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 1945 Views :: Rail

... BRT was not considered even a reasonable alternative to be studied ....

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Sunday, April 14, 2013
DoTax Cooking Books to Influence Legislature? HART Calls for Audit
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 PM :: 2577 Views :: Rail, Taxes
...the illusion of greater revenues would be helpful in Abercrombie’s effort to create a state-funded ‘Early Education’ voucher system....
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Friday, April 12, 2013
After Deadly Train Wreck, DC Metro Dumps Honolulu Rail Contractor Ansaldo
By Andrew Walden @ 12:59 PM :: 5835 Views :: Rail
“In its final report on the June 22, 2009, accident, the National Transportation Safety Board said a malfunction of the automatic train control system was the direct cause of the crash.”
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Friday, March 29, 2013
Honolulu Rail and the Uniform Relocation Act
By Mark Murakami @ 12:54 AM :: 2523 Views :: Land Use, Rail
Because the HART rail project will involve federal funds, federal laws and regulations provide property owners (and their tenants) with additional statutory and regulatory protections....
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Friday, March 08, 2013
Honolulu Ranked 8th-Worst City for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 2988 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

We analyzed the data to bring you a list of the ten absolute worst U.S. cities to drive a car according to the following three questions....

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Sunday, March 03, 2013
Where is Hawaii Transportation Headed?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:06 AM :: 2810 Views :: Energy, Rail

Each EV that clocks about 50 miles per day consumes as much electricity as a modest house with 4 people....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Pine Announces Improved Leeward Bus Routes
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 4:15 AM :: 2575 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

...Councilmember Pine worked with the new administration to fill a vital need by improving bus service in the wake of cuts made last summer....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
AECOM Scores $43.9M Rail Contract
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 2599 Views :: Rail

AECOM, announced today that it is working on a US$43.9-million contract from the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation....

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
HART Becomes Nervous After Arrest of Rail Contractor CEO
By Selected News Articles @ 4:53 PM :: 3229 Views :: Rail

Really Obvious Question: They win by bribery in India, how do they win in Hawaii?

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Friday, February 08, 2013
S&P Downgrade HART-Burn: "Less Confident" Buyer will be Found for Ansaldo
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 2629 Views :: Rail

"Given the magnitude of the contract, we want to make sure the vendor has the capacity to perform." -- HART Finance Committee Chairman Don Hor­ner

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Sunday, January 27, 2013
'Complete Streets': Will Kakaako Become Another Waikiki?
By Mary Smart @ 2:53 AM :: 3254 Views :: Development, Rail

Auto commutes will be made more cumbersome to promote public transportation....

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Sunday, January 27, 2013
After 20 Years of Minimal Change, Minimal Growth What Should Hawaii Plan For?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:11 AM :: 2635 Views :: Environment, Development, Rail

Census data strongly suggests that Hawaii, and Oahu in particular, are stable communities with very mild growth....

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Abercrombie to Sign Executive Order Creating Super-PLDC
By Selected News Articles @ 2:29 PM :: 3301 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Rail

...the state Office of Planning is now drafting a resolution for Abercrombie to sign as an executive policy, recognizing that TOD is a priority of state government....

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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Transportation and Energy Infrastructure Projects: Forecasting is Unnecessary
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:53 PM :: 2515 Views :: Energy, Rail

Why? Because transportation infrastructure deployment lags demand by decades....

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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Rail Transit Under Fire in Los Angeles and San Jose
By Honolulu Traffic @ 2:24 PM :: 2645 Views :: National News, Rail

L.A. County MTA "spends almost twice as much on rail to carry about one-fourth as many passengers" as its buses do....

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Friday, January 11, 2013
HART Claims Rail Delay Costs 'Lower than Expected'
By News Release @ 11:37 PM :: 1679 Views :: Rail

Overproject. Then claim that burning millions of dollars for nothing is a savings....

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Sunday, January 06, 2013
Audit of HART 'Public Involvement' Contracts 'Suspended'
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 2957 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Rail

...an audit of HART’s contracts and spending for public relations and public involvement services to determine what service(s) each employee, contractor and subcontractor provides....

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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Report: State Office of Planning to Become Super-PLDC
By Andrew Walden @ 7:56 PM :: 3930 Views :: Land Use, Rail

With protesters unleashing their fury on Abercrombie’s Public Lands Development Corporation, political insiders have been scheming.  And on December 28, they quietly announced their plan....

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