Wednesday, June 19, 2013

HART to hold community meetings to discuss station designs

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) will hold a series of community meetings starting next week to discuss rail station designs.

 

"Our administration is committed to building rail better and ensuring the public has the opportunity to provide input on the rail system whenever possible is an important part of that effort," said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. "We hope residents will be excited about the designs for their respective stations and see these stations as future gathering centers in their community."

The first meeting will be held Tuesday, June 25, for the "Farrington Highway Station Group," which includes the West Loch, Waipahu Transit Center and Leeward Community College stations. The meeting will be held at Waipahu Intermediate School.

A meeting to discuss the East Kapolei and UH-West Oahu stations will be held Tuesday, July 30 at Kapolei Hale.

"Our rail stations are in the process of being redesigned to be modular, smaller and more user-friendly and to fit better with surrounding communities," HART Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas said. "We are looking forward to sharing our latest designs and to receiving some feedback on what the public would like to see."

Community meetings for the other regional station groups from Pearl City to Honolulu will be held in the future. Two public meetings are planned for each regional station group. Station design contracts were recently awarded for the Airport and urban Honolulu phases of the route.

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