HART WEEKLY eBLAST  | December 1, 2017  
 

HART's  "Courtyard of Trees" entry with HART Team members (from left) Janelle Tanna, Gemma Espresion, Deanna Chang and Dr. Ryan Tam
CELEBRATE THE SEASON AT
HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS
Opening night festivities for the annual Honolulu City Lights Celebration is set for Saturday, December 2nd fronting Honolulu Hale.  The Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for 6:00 pm along with the start of the Electric Light Parade beginning at A'ala Park.
As always, the Honolulu Hale Courtyard of Trees will be a much anticipated event as employees from various  city departments and agencies show off their Christmas tree decorating talents.  The theme for this year's exhibit is "It's a Zoo Out There" with a nod to the Honolulu Zoo.
Leading the charge for HART's entry was Janelle Tanna and her team of volunteers.  Come join the fun at Honolulu City Lights!

HART HOSTS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY 
TO HELP LOCAL, SMALL BUSINESSES
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation partnered with Move Oahu Forward, the Hawaii Small Business Development Center, and Pearlridge Center to host "Small Business Saturday."
Shoppers were treated to live entertainment as the HART Team handed out discounts and special offers in support of local, small businesses on Oahu.
The event was part of HART ' s Community Champion Program to help businesses capitalize on growth opportunities during rail construction.





















 
SAVE THE DATE FOR HART'S FINAL HONOLULU TRAIN COMMUNITY DAY!  

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation hosts its final "Honolulu Train Community Day" on Sunday, December 17 from 10am-4pm at the Rail Operations Center (96-045 Ala Ike Street, near Leeward Community College).

Please join us for a first-hand look inside
HART's  high-tech, fully automated trains!



 
NAVFAC HAWAII TOURS HART'S 
RAIL OPERATION FACILITIES
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation was proud to host representatives of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii to its Rail Operations Center.  The group received informational briefings on the project from HART 's Director of Design and  Construction, Frank Kosich before taking an  up-close look at the trains that will soon be transporting thousands of contractors both to and from their jobsites at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.  HART is continuing discussions with JBPHH representatives to assist in coordinating adjustments to Base entry procedures.   

Currently, on workdays between 5:00am and 7:30am, the Base processes a slow, steady flow  of vehicular traffic as more than a thousand contractors report for duty.  It is anticipated that with HART, that pattern will change with several hundred passengers potentially arriving all at once at one of the two rail stations serving the Joint Base.  HART and JBPHH are coordinating to prepare for changes in entry patterns.
NAVFAC Hawaii is a Facilities Engineering Command that delivers and maintains quality, sustainable facilities, acquires and manages capabilities for the Navy's expeditionary combat forces, provides contingency engineering response, and enables energy security and environmental stewardship.  Additionally,  NAVFAC delivers best-value acquisition, asset management, engineering, environmental, planning and public works services to the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Dept. of Defense and other federal agency customers in Hawaii.












 

 
SAFETY REMINDERS  THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
 
It's the holiday season and for many of us, that means more time at the mall!  And with more shoppers out and about unfortunately, the chances of one of those shoppers being targeted by criminals also increases.
 
The Honolulu Police Department has some tips on how you can protect yourself during the holiday shopping season:
  • Always be vigilant
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • If possible, shop during daylight hours
  • If you have to shop at night, do so with a friend or family member
  • Park as close as possible to where you're going
  • Always park in a well-lit area
  • Always lock your vehicle with the windows rolled up
  • Never leaves keys in the ignition or valuables in plain view
  • Try not to overload yourself with too many packages
  • Hold packages firmly and never leave them unattended
  • Have your keys already in hand as you approach your vehicle
  • Try to limit the amount of cash or credit cards you are carrying
Criminals always look for easy targets,
 
Don't be an easy target!

 

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