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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.
ZipMobile Trouble Illustrates the Need for Rail PF Bentley/Civil Beat

ZipMobile Trouble Illustrates the Need for Rail

Unless we are to have double-decker highways, endless road construction or big development on Windward Oahu, rail is the only option to address our transit needs.
Budget Agreements Reached on Zipper Lane, School Lunch Money Courtesy of House Majority Communications

Budget Agreements Reached on Zipper Lane, School Lunch Money

House and Senate negotiators meet for the first day of conference committee, leaving much work to be done before the state budget is finalized.
Hawaii Traffic