Honolulu’s Rail Transit system is scheduled to begin operating in three years. City officials are currently working on development and zoning plans for land along the transit route. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka has this update.
The Honolulu Rail Transit Project is currently in limbo, awaiting decisions and clearances from Federal and State Courts on a number of environmental and cultural challenges. But as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, these pending actions are not stopping the construction industry from moving forward with its plans to build rail - and more importantly - to take part in the development boom expected to follow.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard oral arguments from both sides in the federal rail transit lawsuit today. The proceeding was transmitted via live video feed to the Honolulu Federal Courthouse. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka was there and filed this report.
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is working on the next step of the city’s multi-billion dollar rail project. Officials are preparing a report on their archeological survey, which was completed last month. Across the Pacific, another rail project is at a very different stage—HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.