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Mayor Hires ‘Fresh Set of Eyes’ to Monitor Honolulu Rail Project Submitted

Mayor Hires ‘Fresh Set of Eyes’ to Monitor Honolulu Rail Project

Michael Burns has a long history running transit agencies on the mainland. He will be paid $95,000 to add another layer of supervision to the city's troubled $6 billion project.
Hawaii Legislature Should Rethink Regulation for Taxis, Uber and Lyft Aaron Pareck

Hawaii Legislature Should Rethink Regulation for Taxis, Uber and Lyft

Rather than putting new innovators under decades-old regulations, lawmakers should loosen restrictions for all to better serve a public eager for transportation solutions.
In With The New: Will Millennials’ Disdain For Driving Help Oahu’s Traffic Woes? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

In With The New: Will Millennials’ Disdain For Driving Help Oahu’s Traffic Woes?

Many millennials prefer biking, walking and public transit over driving. Maybe that's why the percentage of millennial drivers is dropping in Hawaii.
Governor Plans to Veto Eight Bills; Rail Tax Extension Survives Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Governor Plans to Veto Eight Bills; Rail Tax Extension Survives

UPDATED: Bills on sex trafficking, UH grad student union and renewable fuels production tax credit are among those Hawaii Gov. David Ige currently intends to veto.
A Ray of Hope for Honolulu Rail? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

A Ray of Hope for Honolulu Rail?

For the first time in quite awhile, bids came in lower than estimated, a welcome sign for officials building the largest public works project in Hawaii's history.
What Does it Take to Get a Traffic Light in Pahoa? Google Earth

What Does it Take to Get a Traffic Light in Pahoa?

Pahoa residents say kids are facing unsafe conditions along Pahoa Bypass Road, more than two years after the state appropriated funding for the work.
The Rhetorical Question: Is Kapolei a Mistake? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Rhetorical Question: Is Kapolei a Mistake?

The Kapolei Chamber of Commerce argues in favor of the development boom in West Oahu.
Is Kapolei a Mistake? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Is Kapolei a Mistake?

Oahu's "Second City" doesn't meet the generally accepted elements of "smart growth" and even city officials are putting more emphasis on development along the Honolulu rail line.
Driving Hawaii: The Cost of Owning a Car Really Adds Up Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Driving Hawaii: The Cost of Owning a Car Really Adds Up

Finding ways to leave your car behind is the focus of an upcoming conference on urban mobility.
Make Way for Hoopili: City Council Approves Rezoning Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Make Way for Hoopili: City Council Approves Rezoning

The hotly debated project would provide 11,750 homes in Honolulu at the cost of 1,289 acres of farmland.
Bill to Rezone Land for Hoopili Heading to Full City Council Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Bill to Rezone Land for Hoopili Heading to Full City Council

Zoning and Planning Committee passes measure to make way for the development of 11,750 homes.
Coming to a Freeway Near You: Daily Congestion That Rivals Zip Fiasco

Coming to a Freeway Near You: Daily Congestion That Rivals Zip Fiasco

If the Honolulu City Council approves rezoning to allow the Hoopili development, every day will be a traffic nightmare like the day the ZipMobile broke.
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