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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Concrete Brutality: HART Rail Stations Revealed
By Video @ 11:36 PM :: 4674 Views :: Rail

HART video shows design for rail stations from Aloha Stadium to Kapolei.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Dead on Arrival: Obama’s FY 2015 Budget includes $250 million for rail
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 4085 Views :: Rail
POLITICO: "Yes, we all know President Barack Obama’s budget is dead on arrival."
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Survey: Honolulu Traffic Gets 18% Worse
By News Release @ 7:56 PM :: 5901 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail
As GDP goes up, MPH goes down....
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
9th Circuit Court: Honolulu Rail Project On Track
By Robert Thomas @ 4:53 PM :: 4557 Views :: Rail

...the panel held that the FTA and the City did not go wrong when it did not adopt the "Managed Lanes Alternative" or the "bus rapid transit" alternative....

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Friday, February 14, 2014
Bad Company: Honolulu Rail Car Supplier Ansaldo Breda May be Sold, Liquidated
By Andrew Walden @ 5:12 AM :: 7871 Views :: Rail

...what was left of Ansaldo Breda would turn into a "bad company" to be gradually liquidated....

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Friday, February 14, 2014
Urban Planning for People
By NCPA @ 1:41 AM :: 5417 Views :: Development, Rail

The “Nirvana” of a transit-, walking-, and cycling-oriented metropolitan area proves to be no Nirvana at all.... 

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Monday, January 27, 2014
Community Meetings: Kapolei, Pearl City, Aiea Rail Stations
By News Release @ 10:47 PM :: 4217 Views :: Rail

The meeting to discuss the East Kapolei and UH-West Oahu rail stations is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, at the Kapolei Middle School....

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Prominent labor leader convicted of mortgage fraud
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:44 PM :: 6244 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Rail

Perry Artates, a former Maui Hawaiian Homeland commissioner and prominent labor leader, will spend 45 days in federal prison for his role in a mortgage fraud case that left a Maui family homeless....

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Sunday, January 5, 2014
HART Audit Leaves Many Questions Unanswered
By Tom Berg @ 1:23 AM :: 6577 Views :: Ethics, Rail

...HART came into existence in July, 2012...detailed records related to HART’s predecessor were not readily available during our audit....

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Friday, December 20, 2013
Panos: Helmet Law, Jones Act Repeal Top Wish List for 2014
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:58 PM :: 6126 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Rail

My first transportation wish for 2014: Hawaii needs a motorcycle helmet law....

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Auditor: HART Paid $563K to Blogger who said Job was 'Obviously' to Help Pro-Rail Candidates
By Andrew Walden @ 3:47 AM :: 6593 Views :: Ethics, Rail

"With Pro-Rail Candidates Having Won the Primary Election, 55-to-45 Percent, the Project's Public Involvement Team Obviously Has Been Doing Its Job"


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Friday, December 6, 2013
HART Rail Art Application Illegally Prepared by State Workers
By News Release @ 10:13 PM :: 5136 Views :: Ethics, Rail

HART had issued an “Art-In Transit Call for Artists,” seeking proposals from artists for art at future rail stations....

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
HSTA, Hotel Workers Sign Open Letter Calling for Kakaako Development Moratorium
By News Release @ 2:29 PM :: 5508 Views :: Development, Rail

Law imposing a one-year moratorium on HCDA approval of new projects that renews automatically....

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Rail: CH2M Hill Snags $46M General Engineering Contract
By News Release @ 2:19 AM :: 4795 Views :: Rail

The $46.1 million five-year contract awarded to CH2M Hill, Inc. covers oversight support for design review, scheduling and cost estimating, environmental and planning and interface management....

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Monday, November 25, 2013
HART Audit Reveals $83M Transfer of Federal Funds Kept off Books
By Andrew Walden @ 8:11 PM :: 4221 Views :: Rail

...one must ask whether the 'mistake' is intended to cover up some violation of Federal requirements attached to the $83M....

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Transit Spending Slows Urban Growth
By Selected News Articles @ 12:58 PM :: 5146 Views :: Development, Rail

...regions that spend more money on transit seem to grow slower than regions that spend less....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
UPDATE: Audit of HART Propaganda Machine to be Released in December
By Tom Berg @ 4:10 PM :: 6888 Views :: Rail
The Council was told the audit would take less than a year to bring forth findings--so where is it?
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Friday, November 15, 2013
Who Can Afford Kakaako Workforce Housing?
By News Release @ 11:13 PM :: 6816 Views :: Development, Rail

Another hearing on the 801 South Street project will be held on Tuesday November 19 at 5:30 pm and a final hearing and decision making follows on Tuesday December 4....

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Friday, November 15, 2013
For USA, Honolulu, LA, SF, Seattle Among World's 20 Worst Traffic Cities
By Selected News Articles @ 3:37 PM :: 5570 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

Los Angeles continues to be the most congested urban area in the United States, with an excess travel time of 35 percent. San Francisco (32 percent), Seattle, and much smaller Honolulu (tied at 28 percent)....

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
Making TOD Happen: City Launches 'I Wish' Photo Campaign
By News Release @ 7:49 PM :: 5534 Views :: Development, Rail

Some of the photos will be on display at the “Making TOD Happen” symposium set for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Neal Blaisdell Center....

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Thursday, November 7, 2013
New lawsuit alleges former gubernatorial appointee’s involvement in financial shenanigans at union
By Malia Zimmerman @ 7:08 PM :: 9192 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor, Rail

Hit men, Yakuza, Hells Angels, the Chinese crime syndicate and Hawaii politicians....

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013
TomTom: Honolulu 6th Worst Traffic in N. America
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 4835 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Rail

TomTom Traffic Index aims to provide the general public, industry and policy makers with unique and unbiased information about congestion levels in urban areas....

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Monday, November 4, 2013
Panos: Fighting Boondoggles--Honolulu Rail Transit
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 5:21 PM :: 4296 Views :: Rail

... presented at the 2013 American Dream conference in Washington, D.C. in mid-October ....

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Friday, November 1, 2013
Honolulu Planning Dep’t: “Making TOD Happen”
By News Release @ 4:54 AM :: 5520 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail

Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Neal Blaisdell Center....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lawsuit: Gangsters Terrorize Union Members Forced to Fund Illegal Pro-Rail PAC Headed by Hawaiian Homes Commissioner
By Selected News Articles @ 3:33 PM :: 12171 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Labor, Rail

...Union of Operating Engineers cavorts with international crime syndicates, spends union dues illegally and intimidates dissenters with threats of violence....

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Monday, October 28, 2013
HART to receive $63.7 million in GET surcharge revenue
By News Release @ 5:22 PM :: 3741 Views :: Rail

The $63,791,074 collected for the project from July through September marks the highest quarterly total received by HART to date....

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Friday, October 25, 2013
Kapolei NB Passes Anti-Rail Resolution
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 7472 Views :: Rail

This resolution passed entire neighborhood board by a vote of 6-2....

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Rail: Judge Tashima Must Rule on Beretania Street Tunnel
By Honolulu Traffic @ 3:00 PM :: 5075 Views :: Rail

Judge Tashima still has to rule on whether the Beretania Street Tunnel is a viable alternative....

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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Rail: Let Them Eat Cake
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 12:28 AM :: 5657 Views :: Rail

Honolulu's public is starved for traffic congestion relief. The power elite has responded with let them have rail....

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Saturday, October 5, 2013
Rail Burns Thru $256M in 12 months with no Construction
By Honolulu Traffic @ 1:39 AM :: 4348 Views :: Rail

Of that amount $166 million was for professional services and that was likely all for Parsons Brinckerhoff....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Honolulu Roads 13th Worst in Nation, Cost Drivers $598 per year
By News Release @ 7:15 PM :: 5581 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail

Forty-three percent of major roads in the Honolulu urban area are in poor condition, costing area drivers $598 each year....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Panos: Ten Plus One Reasons Why I Do Not Support The Honolulu Rail Project
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:20 PM :: 6951 Views :: Rail
Among all travel options on Oahu, mass transit serves 6% of the travelers, just slightly above the U.S average of 5%....
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Back on track? HI public works project to restart after year-long delay
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:36 PM :: 4107 Views :: Rail

The city’s Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation will resume construction this month....

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Friday, August 30, 2013
State approves rail project's archaeological reports
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 3956 Views :: Rail

The State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) has approved the archaeological survey reports for the Honolulu rail transit project, and cleared the way for permit applications....

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Friday, August 16, 2013
Rail Appeal Hearing: Judges Focus on Jurisdictional Issues
By Robert Thomas @ 4:48 AM :: 5373 Views :: Rail

it looks like at least two of the three judges are very skeptical whether there was an appeal able final order in the case....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Pricey Honolulu rail project faces more legal hurdles
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:28 PM :: 4972 Views :: Rail
“If the judges apply the law I believe we will win.” -- Ben Cayetano
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Watch Honolulu Rail Appeal Live From SF 11AM Thursday
By Honolulu Traffic @ 3:18 PM :: 4044 Views :: Rail

Ninth Circuit Appeals Court hearing will last about one hour or less....

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Monday, August 12, 2013
DLNR Seeks Applications for SHPD Administrator
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 5388 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Rail

Closing date for applications is August 30, 2013....

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Monday, August 12, 2013
Rail: The remaining issues still before Judge Tashima
By Honolulu Traffic @ 1:11 PM :: 4452 Views :: Rail

the Judge ruled that the FTA and the City undertake the following....

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Thursday, August 8, 2013
Ninth Circuit Rail Appeal Preview
By Robert Thomas @ 5:13 PM :: 4618 Views :: Rail

Here's the latest on the federal court action....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
OR&L, Doors Star in New Anti-Rail Video
By Tom Berg @ 3:18 PM :: 4486 Views :: Rail

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

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Thursday, August 1, 2013
Rail: Will Honolulu be the Next Detroit?
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 5449 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 1, 2013
Hawaii Supreme Court Smacks Rail EIS - An Update
By Robert Thomas @ 5:06 PM :: 4597 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 :: 7250 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 :: 4177 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 :: 6554 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 :: 6858 Views :: Rail
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Saturday, July 13, 2013
July 22 Deadline for Rail EIS Comments
By Honolulu Traffic @ 1:13 PM :: 5435 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 :: 5945 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 :: 7252 Views :: Rail

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

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