The HOLO Card will soon be the official payment card for passengers using public transportation on Oahu, and volunteers are needed to put the HOLO Card to the test. Anyone who rides TheBus is eligible to join the pilot, with riders of all ages encou
raged to join the project test team.
MAKING THE ROUNDS
So far this month, students at Kapolei High School and visitors to HART's "Train Community Day" are among the many that have signed-up to become HOLO Card testers. More recently, dozens of seniors at the Hau'ula Civic Center and Kahuku Hau'oli Hale joined the program. They are the latest of a growing number of volunteers lining up to test the HOLO card. Anyone who rides TheBus is eligible, with riders of all ages encouraged to join the project test team.
HOLO CARD IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Whitney Birch is HART's Fare Collection Manager who's been making the rounds on local media promoting the card and asking people to join the test program. She was a recent guest on KITV's "Good Morning Hawaii" and taped a segment for Hawaii News Now. She was also a guest of "The Conversation", hosted by Catherine Cruz on Hawaii Public Radio.
If you'd like to join the HOLO Card Pilot Program, it's easy! Just visit www.holocard.net to sign up! Active participants in the pilot could win an iPad Mini!
HART WELCOMES TRAIN #4 TO ITS GROWING FLEET
OF RAIL CARS
HUNDREDS GATHER FOR RAIL EDUCATION IN KAKA'AKO
Members of the HART Team took up shop at the recent Kaka'ako Night Market. Hundreds stopped by to learn about the Honolulu Rail Transit Project and about the rail stations that will service the area including the Civic Center & Kaka'ako stations.
HART's Public Involvement staff answered questions from residents from all across Oahu, who were seeking a variety of information on the Project regarding the Kaka'ako area, as well as several other areas across the 20-mile alignment.
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR!
Hundreds of City & County of Honolulu employees made their way to Honolulu Hale today, as Mayor Kirk Caldwell kicked off the holiday season with the City's annual tree topping ceremony, ahead of tomorrow's Honolulu City Lights grand opening celebration.
Prior to the tree topping, volunteers from various City departments filled the Honolulu Hale courtyard with an assortment of trees all created with the theme: 'A'ohe hana nui ke alu 'ia (No task is too big when done together by all).
HART Executive Director Andrew Robbins with exhibit coordinators Janelle Tanna (middle) & Marissa Nishimura
In keeping with that theme, HART and the Department of Transportation Services teamed up for a display that combined trains and thousands of origami cranes.
The displays will remain up throughout the Honolulu City Lights celebration set to run from tomorrow, December 1st through New Year's Day.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Councilmembers Ann Kobayashi &
Trevor Ozawa present the 3rd place "Holiday Spirit" award to the
joint team of HART and the Dept. of Transportation Services
SAFETY REMINDERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
In our last newsletter, we offered safety tips to consider while shopping. But what happens when you bring all of your purchases home? Thieves are well aware that during the holidays, many of us bring home a bunch of items intended to be given as gifts. That makes many homes a potential target.
The Honolulu Police Department has some tips to make your home less of a target for criminals.
Always lock your doors and windows
Never run electrical cords for outdoor lights through windows or doors
Never leave gifts/valuables where they can be seen through a window or door
When expecting a delivery, try to ensure someone can pick it up for you
Don't discard gift boxes on your curb so thieves can see what you received
Keep your bushes, hedges, and trees trimmed - especially around windows
Don't make your home an easy target!
WEEKLY LANE CLOSURE INFORMATION
Locator maps for major lane closures can be viewed on our website: