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Public can tell HART what it thinks of 3 planned rail stations

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:04 a.m. HST, Jun 25, 2013

Members of the public can provide feedback on the latest designs for three planned rail stations — West Loch, Waipahu Transit Center and Leeward Community College — during a 6:30 p.m. meeting today at Waipahu Intermediate school, 94-455 Farrington Highway.

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, the semiautonomous government agency overseeing the entire rail project, is holding the meeting. Registration starts at 6 p.m.

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Wazdat wrote:
WHO CARES. They will do what ever they want anyway.
on June 24,2013 | 07:38PM
syhud wrote:
So true Wazdat. They're just going through normal protocol. Won't take any opposition seriously.
on June 24,2013 | 08:50PM
78R8R wrote:
Don't build any and disband HART and cancel rail plans
on June 24,2013 | 07:39PM
bender wrote:
Now that's the kind of feedback I like.
on June 25,2013 | 05:16AM
Eagle156 wrote:
There is only one word that describes HART's future in Honolulu: BANKRUPTCY for our fair city
on June 24,2013 | 08:48PM
Skyler wrote:
"Irresponsible waste of our money" comes to mind... someone please print that & take it to the meeting for me, k? Tnx.
on June 24,2013 | 10:02PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
on June 25,2013 | 08:59AM
atilter wrote:
opinion quote witheld due to analysis of probable inappriateness of content and delivery!
on June 24,2013 | 10:23PM
nitpikker wrote:
i'm not crazy about rail BUT! lets face it, the only thing they want to build in the "2nd city" are MORE and MORE HOMES!! not more jobs just more homes!! homes from where the residents are going to head into town to work! soon traffic will be the same w/or w/o school vacation!
on June 24,2013 | 10:25PM
Skyler wrote:
Businesses are starting to build more & more out there, but not offering 'high-wage' jobs, for sure. One thing I've noticed is already the bad roads. As always, developers put the cart before the horse (all houses, no infrastructure).
on June 24,2013 | 10:52PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
on June 25,2013 | 08:59AM
atilter wrote:
public = charlie brown; hart = lucy!!!! yes, charlie, i will listen to you because you can trust me!!!! (eheheh)
on June 24,2013 | 10:27PM
Anonymous wrote:
The meeting is for prospective vendors to take bids - vending machine operators, cell phone booths, things like that. Public opinion of the stations are not wanted and if you speak up too loud, may even have you locked up.
on June 25,2013 | 02:43AM
kahuku01 wrote:
Are you (HART) for real? Just last week, the city unveiled smaller, less costly rail stations. Honolulu's future rail stations has helped save the project some $100 million in design and construction costs. Were they bragging by revealing the savings? The cost savings, based on initial design and construction estimates, come from decisions to standardize features and other equipment across the future rail system's 21 stations, Grabby and other HART officials said. Such a move will eventually help streamline construction and save on maintenance costs. Why would they need the public's input on 3 planned rail stations, when the decision has been made by HART, to standardize the future rail system 21 stations? HART officials are luring the public to these public meetings to make them feel important since they're part of the community, even though the decisions has been made. it's a done deal. Look at the rendering of the model of the typical rail station. It's drawn with the modern appearance but the roof covering is not at all practical. In my opinion, the roof should be a complete covering, because when it rains heavy with high winds, rain will be blowing on the waiting passengers. Common sense technology versus modern rendering. Final remarks, who cares, it's a done deal because they have made their decision by saving $100 million. Whoopy!!!
on June 25,2013 | 05:13AM
BluesBreaker wrote:
$100 million means nothing to you? First, the vocal anti-rail minority is whining about cost and feigning shock at every dime spent. Then, when HART saves $100 million, a sacrastic "Whoopy!!!" Intellectual dishonesty is the hallmark of the rail haters propaganda.
on June 25,2013 | 06:53AM
false wrote:
Bluesbreaker: The $100 million is just funny money as half the system isn't even completely planned yet. Incomprehension is the hallmark of rabid rail supporters.
on June 25,2013 | 07:24AM
kahuku01 wrote:
IRT: BB: You know and I know that $100 million is a saving on paper but in reality, that's more ammo to do other things that the general public will not hear about. Don't underestimate the intelligence of the pro railers. We're not as gullible as you perceive us to be. What do you think HART is doing with all that propaganda about having the public invited to your meeting for feedback? Done deal BB!! The truth hurts, when it comes to your 21 standardized rail stations. Too late, it's been revealed by HART about how the 21 rail stations will be constructed unless, there's this constant changing of plans. This project is a champion for changes from month to month, that's the reason this $100 million won't amount to any savings.
on June 25,2013 | 09:32AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Eh kahuk's,good one.
on June 25,2013 | 09:00AM
loquaciousone wrote:
If I ask them to put in a public toilet would they put it in? Of course not. If I ask them to bring the stations down to ground level, would they do it? Of course not. If I ask them not to spend so much money on artwork, would they do it? Of course not. If I ask them to kill the whole rail project, would they do it? Of course not.. Ahhhhhhh I think I'm going to drink beer and throw darts at a picture of Caldwell and Grabby.
on June 25,2013 | 07:07AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
The HART plan is to have public meetings, ignore the input and gradually wear everybody down. When people know that their inout makes absolutely no difference, then HART is free to do what it wanted in the first place. Public hearings and meetings just check off a project box - they are nor intended to actually listen to residents.
on June 25,2013 | 07:57AM
loquaciousone wrote:
They're called Ignorational Meetings.
on June 25,2013 | 08:22AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Actually loq, this is an ignorational board here. Ignoring the fact that Rail has won, and is proceeding on Track.
on June 25,2013 | 09:04AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Rusty ole rails at that. How long have they been sitting in that yard in Kapolei and how much longer are they going to be there?
on June 25,2013 | 09:14AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Yes loq, go drink a beer. And don't shoot out your eye.
on June 25,2013 | 09:01AM
loquaciousone wrote:
I close my eyes when I throw darts. Why don't you come down and sit near the dart board?
on June 25,2013 | 09:14AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Another example of HART getting the community input. Just last at last weeks meeting, people were saying" Eh, just hurry up already" we need Rail NOW. Hang in there people, after August Fed. Court, it's FULL STEAM AHEAD!!
on June 25,2013 | 08:57AM
pakeheat wrote:
Was the meeting for only pro-railers? No wonder they said that, LOL.
on June 25,2013 | 12:12PM
false wrote:
nanakuliboss: Full steam ahead to the largest mistake Honolulu ever made. Clowns running a system that goes nowhere, does nothing to solve traffic problems, and will fall apart not long after it is completed.
on June 25,2013 | 01:26PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Amazing to know that HART still has six people sitting in the plush downtown offices getting paid big bucks to pump out propaganda. A six person staff and a whole covey of contracted PR flacks, some of whom are regulars right here. Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars washed down the tube so HART can deceive the public.
on June 25,2013 | 09:05AM
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