HART WEEKLY eNEWS
October 5, 2018
KAMEHAMEHA H IGH W A Y RESURFACING  BEGINS

The much anticipated resurfacing of Kamehameha Highway is now underway!
 
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and contractor Road and Highway Builders, LLC (RHB) recently began Phase 1 of the roadway resurfacing, reconstruction, and improvement project in Pearl City.
 
Construction includes pavement resurfacing, repaving, full-depth reconstruction, cold  planing, which is  the surface removal of a paved area in preparation for repaving, installation of pavement markings and striping, roadway signs, curb ramps, drainage, traffic signal loop detectors, retaining walls, fencing and bus shelters. 
 
The project consists of two phases with phase 1 covering the section of the highway between Kuala Street and Kuleana Road or, basically, from the Pearl Highlands Center to the area fronting HECO's Waiau power plant.  The work will run through  about  the end of the year.  

RHB anticipates utilizing multiple crews on an accelerated 6-day Sunday-Friday schedule in order to complete the work in this phase.  Paving and milling will take place during overnight shifts from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m
 
Phase 2 of this project will run from the Waiau power plant toward Aloha Stadium and is scheduled to begin early next year, with completion anticipated for some time in the fall.

HELP THE HART TEAM CELEBRATE CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAY'S
SILVER ANNIVERSARY

Make your plans to join the HART Team at this year's Children & Youth Day (CYD) on the grounds of the State Capitol and Honolulu Hale.  This year marks the 25th year for CYD and its set for this Sunday, October 7, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Aside from the countless family-fun activities, the CYD also offers entertainment, information & activity booths, a kalo display, and of course, a host of food trucks and local vendors. 

In 1994, the Hawai'i State Legislature and Governor established CYD to be celebrated on the first Sunday of every October to honor our children and youth and the special contributions they make to our community.
RAIL's SUSTAINABILITY CONTRIBUTIONS ARE A PERFECT FIT FOR HECO'S  CLEAN ENERGY FAIR
Tomorrow at Kahala Mall, in oberservance of National Energy Action Month, Hawaiian Electric will be hosting its 15th annual Clean Energy Fair,  encouraging conservation while promoting a move towards a sustainable, clean energy future for Hawaii.  The HART Team will be on hand as one of the key components to Oahu's sustainable energy future.

The Honolulu Rail Transit Project incorporates sustain-ability practices throughout its planning, design, construction, and, when complete, its  operations. 

Overall, transportation accounts for 28% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.  Electric-powered rail technologies, like the one to be used for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, produce about 75% less in emissions per passenger mile than private automobiles.

When operational, HART will provide approximately  120,000 passenger trips, replace 40,000 car trips, and save  20,000 gallons of gasoline - EVERY WEEKDAY.

The Clean Energy Fair blends interactive displays with energy games to entertain and educate the public about energy issues, as well as solutions to manage energy use, reduce energy costs and help protect the environment.
HART IN THE SPOTLIGHT ON 'ISLAND FOCUS'

Be sure to check out this month's 'Island Focus' on 'Ōlelo Channel 53!  HART CEO Andrew Robbins is this month's featured guest .  T he program was produced on location at HART's Rail Operations Center (ROC) in Waipahu. 
 
In addition to Robbins, HART Electrical Engineer Doug Herring also appears on the program along with several others, all set against the backdrop of the ROC.
 
Lyla Berg hosts the interview talk program  which  is produced by 'Ōlelo Community Media with the goal of helping to "move Hawaii's island community forward . "
 
'Island Focus' airs on 'Ōlelo Channel 53, on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm, and Sundays at 4:30pm. You can also find Island Focus on 'Ōlelo VOD Channel 52, 'ŌleloNet and on YouTube.

THOUSANDS ATTEND 2018 GLOBAL TOURISM SUMMIT

The HART Public Involvement Team was out in force for this year's "Global Tourism Summit" at the Hawaii Convention Center.  Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the summit serves as a platform for members of the local and international travel and tourism industries to collaborate on current industry trends, strategic alliances, and emerging opportunities.
 
The Honolulu Rail Transit Project will serve Oahu residents  as well as its  visitors .   Millions of tourists visit Oahu each year and many of them will utilize rail and patronize the businesses near and around the 21 rail stations. That's drawn the attention of many in the tourism industry, making the HART information kiosk one of the more popular at the Summit.

Rail will also help local residents who work in the tourism industry reach their jobs in Waikiki safely, reliably and conveniently.


DON'T IGNORE
SHOULDER PAIN
 
According to the National Safety Council, shoulder injuries can seriously affect a worker's life and pain isn't the only symptom of a shoulder injury. Muscle stiffness, a "locking" sensation, numbness or tingling down the arm can all be signs of a significant shoulder problem. Studies have shown that many of us choose to ignore shoulder pain or underestimate the extent of an injury.

The NSC has some tips to avoid workplace shoulder injuries:
  • Ensure your chair provides proper support, and sit as far back as possible.
  • Make sure your monitor is directly in front of you.
  • When looking at your monitor, your eyes should be level with the toolbar.
  • Keep your elbows and knees bent at 90 degrees.
  • Use a footstool, if necessary, to support your feet.
  • Take regular breaks to stretch and walk around.
  • Use caution when lifting even moderately heavy objects. The old adage "lift with your legs and not your back" is a good rule to follow.
  • Don't over reach for heavy objects, use stable stool to retrieve items up high.
"IT'S NOT JUST SAFETY FIRST,
IT'S SAFETY ALWAYS!"
 
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