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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Hawaii freeway conditions and costs are ‘disgraceful’
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:06 PM :: 6087 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 2, 2013
Kakaako Development and Honolulu's Trifecta of Failures
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:38 PM :: 6004 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 :: 5624 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 :: 6406 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 :: 5518 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 :: 5048 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 :: 3833 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 :: 4707 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 :: 4324 Views :: Rail

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

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
HART releases Supplemental EIS in response to court order
By Honolulu Traffic @ 11:47 PM :: 4264 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 1, 2013
New AIS Testimony: Rail Route Illegally Damages Hawaiian Cultural Properties
By John Bond @ 12:35 AM :: 6476 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 :: 4331 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 :: 5177 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 :: 5950 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 :: 4954 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 :: 6876 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 6, 2013
Lodestar: Plaintiff Attorneys Awarded Fees in Rail Iwi Case
By Robert Thomas @ 10:16 AM :: 8687 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 4, 2013
Rail Suit to Be Heard August 12, Quick Ruling Expected
By News Release @ 9:14 PM :: 4722 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 4, 2013
Deadline for Public Comment on Rail AIS May 30
By Andrew Walden @ 7:48 PM :: 3949 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 :: 4098 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 :: 4410 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 :: 5354 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 :: 9713 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 :: 7064 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 8, 2013
Honolulu Ranked 8th-Worst City for Drivers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:42 PM :: 6570 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 3, 2013
Where is Hawaii Transportation Headed?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 3:06 AM :: 6666 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 :: 6370 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 :: 6219 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 :: 6474 Views :: Rail

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

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Friday, February 8, 2013
S&P Downgrade HART-Burn: "Less Confident" Buyer will be Found for Ansaldo
By Selected News Articles @ 4:46 PM :: 6210 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 :: 7808 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 :: 7184 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 :: 9154 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 :: 7097 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 :: 6678 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 :: 4503 Views :: Rail

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

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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Audit of HART 'Public Involvement' Contracts 'Suspended'
By News Release @ 3:29 PM :: 6693 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 :: 8480 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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Sunday, December 30, 2012
Honolulu Rail Remedy - Phasers On Minimal
By Robert Thomas @ 2:40 PM :: 5584 Views :: Rail

Next step the Ninth Circuit?

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Friday, December 28, 2012
Full Text: "Leveraging State Agency Involvement in Transit-Oriented Development"
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 6863 Views :: Land Use, Rail

The report’s recommendations come after a series of meetings between state government officials, private sector leaders and non-profit representatives....

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Friday, December 28, 2012
Rail: Tashima's final ruling — now the case is eligible for appeal
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 5939 Views :: Rail

Judge Tashima issued his final ruling yesterday and that allows us to at last appeal both this ruling and the others that he has made over the 19 months that this case has taken....

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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Full Text: HART Wins Favorable Rail Ruling
By Selected News Articles @ 9:37 PM :: 8407 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Rail

...this matter is remanded to the Federal Transit Administration....

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Saturday, December 22, 2012
Rail: Honolulu Pays $5.5B, Orlando Gets Train for Free
By Tom Berg @ 2:38 PM :: 7715 Views :: Rail

No taxpayer money will be used for construction, operation or maintenance....

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Update on the Federal Court Rail Project Challenge
By Robert Thomas @ 4:21 AM :: 6829 Views :: Rail

Litigation is nearing the "end game" regarding the adequacy of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and record of decision (ROD)....

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Green Energy and Rail Get an 'F'
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:08 PM :: 7403 Views :: Energy, National News, Rail

... cutting wasteful projects is productive and necessary to avoid a nosedive....

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
$1.55B -- Feds Sign Full Funding Agreement for Rail
By News Release @ 1:52 PM :: 4971 Views :: Rail

...Ray LaHood today participated in a ceremony to sign an agreement to provide $1.55 billion to the City and County of Honolulu on the island of Oahu....

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Monday, December 10, 2012
Rail: Final Federal Court Hearing This Wednesday
By Honolulu Traffic @ 10:08 PM :: 5249 Views :: Rail

Our federal lawsuit will have what is most probably its final hearing before Judge A. Wallace Tashima this coming Wednesday, December 12, at 10:00AM in the Federal Courthouse....

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Monday, December 3, 2012
Rail: The Final Vote
By Tom Berg @ 9:08 PM :: 5970 Views :: Rail

Full Council Hearing This Wednesday Dec. 5th Includes Rail: The Final Vote....

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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Rail Fail: Oahu Construction Jobs Drop as Sister Isles Job Boom tops Nation
By Andrew Walden @ 2:12 PM :: 6920 Views :: Labor, Rail

Oahu lost 4% of its construction jobs while the sister isles gained 27% more constrction jobs.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012
VIDEO: PRP Renews Pay for Play Attack on Cayetano
By Video @ 3:48 AM :: 8371 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Politicians, Rail

Pro-Rail Pacific Resources Partnership today released its first anti-Cayetano ad for the General Election season....

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