Posts tagged ‘Rail Transit’

June 29, 2011

Oahu’s Transportation Woes: Elevated System is the Best Option

Honolulu Rail Transit

By Ross Uehara-Tilton

Mayor Mufi Hanneman was a major supporter of a fixed rail transportation system connecting the communities on the west coast of Oahu  (East Kapolei) to Ala Moana Center.  A city charter amendment containing necessary provisions to begin construction of the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project (HHCTCP) and associated infrastructure was placed on the ballot in the 2008 elections, and passed with a majority vote of 53%.   A groundbreaking ceremony was held on February 22, 2011 at the future site of the first terminal on Kualakai Parkway in Kapolei.  The construction and operation of such a system would provide Oahu with many positive benefits not limited to just relief of traffic congestion. 

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