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UPDATED: The poorly designed highway presents lots of risks to pedestrians — too few crosswalks and sidewalks, narrow shoulders, no medians and speeding cars.
The proposal, which rail leaders say comes from Honolulu City Council Chairman Ikaika Anderson, would place the city transportation department in charge of the remaining construction.
Despite the cost increases, the 20-mile, 21-station transit line is holding steady to HART’s latest, $8.14 billion construction budget, officials say.
An NTSB report offers some early details about last month’s crash. Investigators could spend the next two years trying to determine what happened.
Heidi Tsuneyoshi has recently brought fresh scrutiny to HART. Now, she’s urging the city to reverse plans to cover the rail agency’s legal costs.
Key personnel continue to leave the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation as rail construction nears its most critical crossroads.
“Honestly, if I can do this anybody can,” longtime local cyclist and cancer survivor Lynn Bailey says of traversing Oahu’s bustling street and highway grid.
The NTSB called for more stringent standards for skydiving operations more than 10 years ago. On Monday, it called out the FAA for not taking sufficient action on those.
The signings on Tuesday come as Hawaii is ranked the third most dangerous state for pedestrians over 50.
Those increases, coupled with appreciating property values on Oahu, should be enough to make it work, the mayor asserted Thursday. But the proposal is light on specifics.