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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.
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.
City Needs to Manage Bike Lane Projects Better, Audit Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

City Needs to Manage Bike Lane Projects Better, Audit Says

Some projects were never built, resulting in a loss of federal funds. The lack of adequate financial tracking between departments is cited.
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.
Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Clears the Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Clears the Legislature

A plan to address a nearly $1 billion shortfall in the state's biggest public works project goes next to the desk of Gov. David Ige.
Deal on Honolulu Rail Tax Remains Up in the Air Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Deal on Honolulu Rail Tax Remains Up in the Air

State lawmakers can't agree on how best to help the city shore up a $910 million shortfall using General Excise Tax dollars, and they only have until Friday to figure it out.
Roads for Rail? Hawaii Senators Pitch New Tax Idea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Roads for Rail? Hawaii Senators Pitch New Tax Idea

A new proposal comes out of House and Senate conference committee negotiations, but it highlights just how far apart they are on rail tax.
Civil Beat Poll: Most Voters Oppose Honolulu Rail Tax Extension Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Poll: Most Voters Oppose Honolulu Rail Tax Extension

A majority of Oahu voters also opposes the $6 billion project in general, but support is greater on the neighbor islands.
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.
Caldwell Vows Not to Run From Rail, Homeless Problems Sophie Cocke/Civil Beat

Caldwell Vows Not to Run From Rail, Homeless Problems

In his State of the City address, the Honolulu mayor emphasized infrastructure progress while pressing for more money to fund the troubled rail project.
Caldwell: City Meets Road Repaving Goal for 2014 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Caldwell: City Meets Road Repaving Goal for 2014

More than 300 lane miles were repaved this year, keeping the city on track to repave 43 percent of its roads in five years.
When the Rail Rolls Into Kalihi, What Kind of Change Will it Bring? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

When the Rail Rolls Into Kalihi, What Kind of Change Will it Bring?

A city plan calls for revitalization near future station sites, especially around Kapalama Canal. Some people fear rising rents and displacement.