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
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.