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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.
Curt Sanburn: Land Use Shenanigans on the Windward Side Curt Sanburn

Curt Sanburn: Land Use Shenanigans on the Windward Side

A bureaucrat rewrote the Koolauloa Sustainable Communities Plan, but then the zoning committee rode to the rescue — for a while, anyway.
Survey: More People in Hawaii Driving Alone to Work

Survey: More People in Hawaii Driving Alone to Work

By contrast, the number of people who carpool is on the decline while those who bike, walk or take the bus comprise a small percentage.
Senators Give Honolulu Rail ‘A Great Deal of Opportunity’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Senators Give Honolulu Rail ‘A Great Deal of Opportunity’

A Hawaii Senate committee passes a bill to extend the GET rail surcharge another five years, but makes clear the money should only be used to build the rail line.
Honolulu Ranked No. 8 for ‘Livable Cities’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Ranked No. 8 for ‘Livable Cities’

The new list, which says Minneapolis is tops, identifies America’s healthiest cities.       
D.R. Horton Agrees to Provide Cheaper Housing in Hoopili Cory Lum/Civil Beat

D.R. Horton Agrees to Provide Cheaper Housing in Hoopili

But the developer of the West Oahu project refuted proposals to ensure that transportation systems are up and running before thousands of homes are sold.
Honolulu Traffic Jam: ‘A Perfect Storm of Everything Falling Apart’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Traffic Jam: ‘A Perfect Storm of Everything Falling Apart’

The state was ill-prepared to deal with a breakdown of traffic-management systems along the H1 freeway.
It’s April! It’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Hawaii DOT

It’s April! It’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

The Hawaii campaign warns of the dangers of using cell phones, mp3 players, personal digital assistants, navigation devices and tablets in motor vehicles.
Honolulu Drivers Frustrated With Traffic Hell Take to Twitter Fletcher Kimura via Twitter

Honolulu Drivers Frustrated With Traffic Hell Take to Twitter

Tuesday's standstill traffic earned the hashtags #Zipnado and #Carmageddon.
Honolulu Traffic Third Most Congested Nationally Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Traffic Third Most Congested Nationally

Only Los Angeles and San Francisco have it worse, says a new report.
Railing Against Honolulu’s $6 Billion Rail Project Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Railing Against Honolulu’s $6 Billion Rail Project

More than 100 people showed up to a town hall meeting to question city and HART officials about the controversial project.
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