HART WEEKLY eNEWS
March 1, 2019

   TRAIN NUMBER SIX ADDS TO HART's GROWING FLEET 
 
The cars that make up the Honolulu Rail Transit Project's sixth passenger train made their way through Downtown Honolulu this week, en route to HART's Rail Operations Center  (ROC) in Waipahu.  Each train in the rail system will be comprised of four rail cars with each car delivered individually.

After a week-long trek from the docks in San Diego, the rail cars are off-loaded in Honolulu (pictured below).

HART's 4-car trains are approximately 260-feet long and can comfortably carry about 640 passengers.   When complete, HART with have a 20-train fleet with 17 trains running during rush hour periods, allowing trains to make stops every five minutes during peak periods.


    HART C.E.O. PROVIDES RAIL UPDATES ON THIS WEEK'S "HART BEAT"

HART Executive Director & C.E.O. Andrews Robbins provided updates on the Honolulu Rail Transit System during his appearance earlier this week on "The HART Beat" radio program.  

HART CEO Robbins on how the Pali closure helps illustrate how rail can help all drivers on Oahu.
 
 HART CEO Robbins on how the Pali closure helps
illustrate how rail can help all drivers on Oahu.

On the second and fourth Monday of each month, Robbins delivers "The HART Beat" during the Mike Buck Show.  The program is dedicated to the Honolulu Rail Transit Project and allows listeners a chance to call-in to pose questions to Robbins & Buck.

You can hear the Mike Buck Show on AM 690 and 94.3 FM "The Answer," every second and fourth Monday from 7:00am to 8:00am. 

The latest installment of the "HART Beat" can be heard by clicking here.

     
  READ THE LATEST HART MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORT  

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.
     
 THERE'S STILL TIME TO
GET ONBOARD HART'S
POSTER CONTEST  

There's still time to jump on to HART's 2019 "High School Student Poster Art Contest"! The competition is open to ALL 9th through 12th grade public, charter, private, or home schooled students.  

Entries can be made in two categories:
 
* Traditional Fine Art (created only by hand)

* Digital Art (utilizing any component that is digitally produced)
 
All submissions should be 12"x 18" and convey this year's theme, "Imagine Yourself: Ready to Ride."   Entries should convey the theme of imagining yourself riding the train and create a snapshot of  how fun you think it'll be to ride the rail!  

Entry forms are available  by  visiting HART's website at  www.HonoluluTransit.org or by clicking here.  Y ou can also request an entry form by contacting HART at moonyun.pellerin@honolulu.gov or by calling ( 808) 768-6155 to request an entry form.

Posters must be received by HART's office before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019.

   
MARCH IS "WORKPLACE EYE WELLNESS MONTH"

According to the Health & Safety Institute, more than 2,000 eye injuries occur on the job site every day and about one in 10 of them require missed work days to recover. Of the total amount of work-related eye injuries, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent vision loss in the affected employees.
 
And, while many people think that eye injuries primarily occur in manufacturing, construction or trade jobs, nearly 40 percent of work-related eye injuries occur in offices, healthcare facilities, laboratories and similar environments.
 
Flying objects, tools, particles, chemicals and harmful radiation, are the causes of most eye injuries.  And in many cases, implementing safe work practices and utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment could prevent them entirely.

March is Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month and that is why we are taking this opportunity to remind you of a few tips to help protect your eyes while on the job.
To download this infographic,
  • Always wear the appropriate safety eyewear for your job site or role, even if you are just passing through a hazardous area.
  • If working in an area with particles or dust, be sure to wear safety glasses with side shields to protect against flying objects.
  • When working with chemicals, always wear safety goggles or face shields to protect against splashing.
  • When working around hazardous radiation like welding, lasers or fiber optics, be sure to use special-purpose safety goggles and helmets designed specifically for the task.
So remember - something as simple as putting on a pair of safety glasses can prevent serious eye injuries. These injuries are painful, cause many lost workdays and sometimes lead to permanent vision loss. So during the month of March, and year round, remember to wear your safety glasses! 

"It's not safety first,
 It's safety always.

 
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