Honolulu Revives Plan for Congestion Relief

Honolulu is about to take one step closer to breaking ground on a fixed-guideway system in an over-extended corridor. With 550,000 residents in the capital city area, it also has more than 900,000 people in the municipality that encompasses the whole island of Oahu. Traffic problems are worsened by the city's topography, where the city is located between a line of mountains and the ocean. Although the corridor is not even two miles wide in some places, and only 20-some miles long, roughly 70 percent of travel on the island takes place in this corridor. Also, the city is very motorized, with more vehicles than people. Studies have concluded that a preferred alternative is an elevated, fixed-guideway system, with trains running frequently for 20 hours a day. It is intended to be linked to other modes in the corridor. An aggressive schedule puts groundbreaking in 2009.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 32, 36-37
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  • Accession Number: 01052237
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2007 2:13PM