HART WEEKLY eNEWS
September 7, 2018
 
EXTREME FUN IN THE XTREME FUN ZONE!

The HART Public Involvement Team was out in full force for the Rainbow Warrior Football Team's home opener last Saturday! Before the 'Bows took care of Navy, the HART Team set up shop in the ESPN 1420 Xtreme Fun Zone tailgate party in the Aloha Stadium parking lot.

Families were invited to take part in the fun 'n games for a chance to win great prizes and to learn more about the Honolulu Rail Transit Project. HART representatives also spent time visiting with tailgaters to share information on the Project's Hālawa Station which will provide direct service to Aloha Stadium. The station will touchdown at Lot 5 immediately adjacent to the Stadium's main gate.

With the Rainbow Warriors attracting their largest crowd in the last two years, stadium officials announced the closure of the Stadium's surrounding lots about an hour before gametime. That forced fans to seek parking in alternate parking areas like Radford High School or Leeward Community College, and either walk or shuttle to the stadium (the Kam Drive-In is no longer available for stadium parking).

When complete, football fans will use the Rail Transit System to travel to and from the Stadium quickly, reliably, and affordably, all in air-conditioned comfort.

For those who prefer to use the Leeward C.C. lot to attend games, rail service from the Hālaulani (Leeward C.C.) Station will get them to Aloha Stadium in just 8 minutes!

Imagine, tailgating in the comfort of your own home then, just before kickoff, using one of the Rail System's "Park 'n' Ride" facilities to get you to the Stadium in as little as 7 minutes! No more leaving hours early to deal with traffic and parking!

And the same holds true for those attending concerts at Aloha Stadium, or the Swap Meet, or any other event hosted by Hawaii's largest outdoor venue.

Interim service on the Ewa side (Kapolei to Aloha Stadium) of the project is targeted for late 2020 with full service set for 2025.



Artist's rendering of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project's
H ālawa (Aloha Stadium) Station

 
 
 HART TEAM ON THE SCENE

The HART Public Involvement Team invites everyone to join us out and about this weekend at a pair of community events! 
In Ewa, HART will be taking part in the 8th annual " Get Ready Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair" at Ewa Mahiko District Park.  HART representatives will be on hand to support the event and to share information on the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.  

With just under three months still remaining in hurricane season, the event's theme of "Plan Now. Work Together. Be Ready!" is important and timely.  The fair runs from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and is organized by the Ewa Emergency Preparedness Committee.

At about the same time, the HART Team will also be taking part in the " Celebrate the Arts Festival " in downtown Honolulu.  The event promotes the "building of a strong art community" in Honolulu and is scheduled from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Sun Yat Sen Park and Bethel Street.

The HART Team will be there to provide information on the Honolulu Rail Transit Project and its Art-In-Transit Program.

Attendees will enjoy hands-on activities, art displays, and musical and dance entertainment.

 
 
READ THE LATEST PROGRESS REPORT ON THE HONOLULU RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT!

Each month, the HART Board of Directors receives a comprehensive report on the current status of the rail project.  The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation believes it is essential to be transparent and keep the public up-to-date on the project. Therefore, each monthly report is posted for public review.


 
   
HELP HART SERVE YOU BETTER!
 
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is seeking public input for improvements and upgrades to HART's website:  www.honolulutransit.org.

Tell us how our current site is doing, what works and what doesn't, and any new things you would like to see. The questionnaire is anonymous and doesn't require your personal information. If you are interested in providing your input and can fill out a short 3-minute anonymous survey, please click here.

 
 
 SEPTEMBER IS
" NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH"
In just the past few weeks, Hawaii has dealt with two hurricanes, Hector and Lane.  Other hurricanes continue to form in the Pacific.  They not only serve as a reminder about hurricane response readiness, but also about disaster preparedness overall.

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a campaign designed to remind us about the importance of preparing for all types of disasters.   This year's NPM focuses on planning, with the overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.   

The campaign urges people to learn lifesaving skills - such as CPR and first aid - and to check their insurance policies to ensure adaquate coverage for any hazards they may face, such as floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes.  It also encourages people to  consider the costs associated with disasters and to save for an emergency, and to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.

 
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