2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: Building Community into Honolulu's Transit Project 

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Posters

Activity ID: NPC187003


  • The key features of a driverless elevated light-rail system
  • About examples of community planning opportunities associated with large transit infrastructure projects
  • How community processes can be used to incorporate local culture and history can be reflected in project features such as station names


The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is building America's first driverless, elevated, light-rail system. The first 11 miles are set to open in 2020. HART is leveraging project environmental commitments to collaborate with local stakeholders to sustainability integrate the project into the community. In addition, the agency is working with scholars, cultural practitioners, community stakeholders, and others to develop Hawaiian-language rail-station names that reflect forgotten place names, historic events, and significant sites in Hawaiian culture.

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Session Speakers

Ryan Tam, AICP
Honolulu, HI

Ben Trevino
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
Honolulu, HI

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