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HONOLULU’S RAIL TRANSIT IS NOT

ALL SET IN CONCRETE

WHERE'S THE FUNDING?

WTF (Where’s The Funding) for another $3+ billion more and at least 10 more years to finish Honolulu’s Rail Project. Countless promises have been broken to Oahu’s people. Who will make good on promises politicians make today?

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Who We Are

We are a coalition of citizens who believe we’ve been taken for a ride for far too long. We demand sensible solutions to Honolulu’s rail. We believe in mass transit and that a rail line within reason could improve the quality of life of Oahu’s people if they opt to ride it.

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Why We Care

Oahu is our island home and continuous construction issues compounded by budget overruns, costly legal crises and leadership turnover are unacceptable. Our families and communities are ultimately paying for it.

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What We Believe

We believe that the rail line should be reassessed, alternative solutions explored and other state’s experiences should inform our process. Union strongholds and project profiteers must realize that money and jobs reallocated to other city projects will help our economy thrive.

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2022 RECOVERY PLAN IS OFF TRACK

A flawed recovery plan

We oppose HART’s 2022 Recovery Plan that was approved by Honolulu City Council and sent to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration for its approval. There are a myriad of issues that have been identified and detailed in a June 2022 letter and report authored by Natalie Iwasa and Joe Uno. It was sent to the FTA to urge the federal government to ask tough questions and get answers to Hawaii’s taxpayers.

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2021 auditor’s report
HART’S 2022 RECOVERY PLAN

WE BELIEVE IT’S NOT TOO LATE. The institutional mismanagement, special interests, politics and community complacency have created the perfect storm for corruption and failed accountability. The power is within you to raise your hand, ask tough questions and demand that your elected officials work harder on this issue.

solutions await if we step off the track & work together

Do the benefits justify the costs? We’re at a critical crossroads as the project is only 60% done. We can’t leave this issue to someone else and some other time because raising billions of dollars through taxes affects everyone. The time is now to educate and advocate for sensible solutions.

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TOP 10 THINGS

TO KNOW ABOUT RAIL

Here are 10 reasons why you should care about what’s happening with Honolulu’s rail project.

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HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE

HOW RAIL GOT TO $12.45 BILLION AND 11 YEARS LATE

“O‘ahu’s rail was supposed to carry commuters from West O‘ahu’s suburbs to urban Honolulu by now. Instead, the 20-mile, 21-station project is only about 63% complete.”

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHEELS DON’T FIT THE TRACKS

“The wheels don’t fit the tracks on Honolulu’s beleaguered commuter rail project.”

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WALL STREET JOURNAL

HOW A TRAIN BECAME A $9 BILLION DEBACLE

“Honolulu’s elevated rail line shows how badly municipalities can stumble in tackling giant infrastructure projects, especially when they’re powered by political urgency.”

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hart’s june 9 finance meeting
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IT’S NOT A DONE DEAL

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ACTION NOW

It’s not too late. Something can be done. It’s not a done deal. We are at a critical juncture in rail’s journey during an election season in which we can chart a better course of action.

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