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Court Recording of HonoluluTraffic, et al vs. FTA etal, NO 13-15277 (9th CC 8/15/13)

US Transportation Secretary LaHood Will Not Serve a Second Term (US GOV 1/29/13)

Hawai'i set for years of roadwork in 'huge' $4B highways plan (Hon. Adv. 2/4/09)

Honolulu City Council votes to ban texting while driving (Hon. Adv. 1/29/09)

$4B Hawai'i highways plan would set drivers back $170 a year (Hon. Adv. 1/23/09)

12% of Hawaii drivers uninsured, and numbers likely to rise (Hon. Adv. 1/23/09)

3 H-1 projects would reduce congestion, commute times (Hon. Adv. 1/13/09)

Hawai'i residents cut back on driving, used 8% less gas in 2008 (Hon. Adv. 1/8/09)

Federal Commission urges 50% hike in gas, diesel taxes (AP 1/5/09)

Mileage tax considered in Oregon (NewsOK 1/3/09)

Gas prices nosedive 10th straight week (Hon. Adv. 12/6/08)

Build Downtown-Pearl City rail link first, Hawaii official urges (Hon. Adv. 12/5/08)

Geography played key role in Hawaii rail YES vote (Hon. Adv. 11/10/08)
...Proximity to proposed route led to greatest levels of support

Hawaii rail transit cost now at least $4.28B (Hon. Adv. 11/3/08)
...according to city's draft EIS only released yesterday, vote tomorrow

Less traffic in Honolulu and across the nation (Hon. Adv. 10/23/08)
Yet, Honolulu, Hawai'i remains worst in U.S.

Mayoral candidate Kobayashi proposes elevated EzWay highway for O'ahu (Hon. Adv. 10/15/08)
Plan calls for new roads, 15-mile elevated guideway with 3 lanes

Kobayashi turns against train transit plan for Honolulu (Hon. Adv. 10/1/08)
Accepts endorsement of UH engineering professor Panos Prevedouros

Stop Rail Now petition rejected by city, Hawaii Supreme Court (Hon. Adv. 9/4/08)
Voters will still get a voice on the matter via a separate city charter amendment question

Most in Honolulu say they won't use rail regularly, poll shows (Hon. Adv. 7/28/08)

76% of O'ahu voters want rail on ballot (Hon. Adv. 7/27/08)

When Pedestrians Die (Hon. Adv. 4/18/08)
A special report on pedestrian highway fatalities

Rail line will alter city's landscape (Hon. Adv. 4/20/08)
Concerns on blocking views, diminishing the visual beauty of Honolulu

Transit timetable a risk (Hon. Adv. 3/2/08)
Mayor wants construction to start before federal money is approved

Toll roads can be a cost-effective solution (12/3/07)
Commentary by Rep. Cabanilla-Arakawa

HonoluluTraffic.com accuses Honolulu government officials of deceiving public
about proposed rail transit system (9/26/07)


It has posted a video on their web site documenting mistruths by
a Honolulu city councilman and transit project manager,
made earlier this month on a one-hour PBS-Hawaii Island Insight television show.

HHUA Urges Reform Of Funding, Planning, Design And Development Of Large Projects (8/23/07)

Honolulu transit plan approaches fast track (Hon. Adv.8/12/07)

Hawaii transit hits another barrier (Hon. Adv.8/3/07)

H.H.U.A. SUPPORTS VETO OF SB 1191 AND HB 1605,
IN STRONG OPPOSITION TO RAIDING HIGHWAY FUNDS (7/6/07)


Transit system segment approved (Hon. Adv. (5/5/07)

HOT lanes can't be ignored in transit plan (Hon. Adv. (5/3/07)

OPINION BEFORE TRANSIT VOTE


Panels and Presentations:
(Future - Current - Past)

July 8, 2008
Conclusion of the UH Congestion Study effort
(Executive Summary Attached)

June 18, 2008
Highway Needs, Climate Change, and Planned Growth: The Road Forward
Gregory M. Cohen, P.E., AHU

May 16-18, 2008
Preserving the American Dream
Omni Houston Hotel

Land Use Without Zoning



November 10-12, 2007
Preserving the American Dream

Recovering from Smart Growth

 The Anti-car Movement in Britain

 Impact of Smart Growth on Housing Affordability



11/28/06
Commuting in America III
The Third National Report on Commuting Patterns and Trends
Panos D. Prevedouros, PhD

 A Summary for Hawai'i's People and Decision Makers


The Congestion Crisis, November '06

11/13/06
Why Mobility Matters, Ted Balaker
Property Tax Abatements for Transit, John Charles

 Charles on TOD Tax Abatements

11/15/06
Facing Up to the Mobility Crisis, Ted Balaker

 Balaker on The Mobility Crisis

A Citizen's Guide to "Smart" Growth, John Charles

 Charles Guide to Smart Growth


Strategies to reduce Hawai'i's traffic congestion (10/23/06)
Powerpoint Presentations (PDF)

Keynote Speech: Poole's Addressing Honolulu's Mobility Crisis

Stone's Solutions for Urban Traffic Congestion,

O'Toole's Overview of Portland's problems

Prevedouros' Traffic Operations — Solutions to Traffic Congestion

Poole's HOT Lanes: Congestion Relief and Better Transit,


HHUA sponsors transit panel "Transportation Options for Cities" (6/20/06)

Postings:

"Meeting the Mobility Needs of Low-Income Families" E. Blumenberg, UCLA 6/20/06

"Political Cost & Economic Benefits of Public Investment in Transportation" B. Taylor, UCLA 6/20/06




HHUA sponsors expert panel "Transportation Alternatives for O'ahu" 4/17/06

Postings here



Hawai'i DOT Presentation "Transportation Ideas for Today and Tomorrow" 10/26/05



 Hawaii Harbors Modernization plan

 Report on Port Facilities & Development Priorities
Hawaii Harbors Users Group (HHUG 3/31/2008)




 Download CED form for HHUA credits:

For your convenience: A Continuing Education Credits form


In the News:
(Recent to Past)

Number of hours Americans waste each year sitting in traffic: 4.2 billion
Estimated cost to the U.S. economy: $78 billion
           - Jack MacIntyre, Honolulu Advertiser


U.S. Highway Trust Fund essentially Broke according to DOT
(ABC News 9/5/08)

Hawai'i highways among worst in U.S.
(Hon. Adv. 7/31/08)

'Hypocritical' attacks intensify rivalry
(Hon. Adv. 6/29/08)

Drivers ditch cars to board TheBus
(Hon. Adv. 6/7/08)

New transit authority proposed to run rail, buses
(Hon. Adv. 6/5/08)

29 thousand more signatures needed for Stop the Rail petition
(Hon. Adv. 05/28/08)

HNL airport may be added to rail transit line
(Hon. Adv. 05/24/08)

Anti-rail petition drive will show if message resonates with majority
(Hon.Adv., 5/5/08)

City Must Tell Truth About Rail, Roadwork
Lawson Teshima (Letter to Ed., Hon.Adv., 4/21/08)

Foes of Hawaii rail push for public vote
(Honolulu Adv., 4/21/08)

KGMB9 is partnering with the Hawaii Institute of Public Affairs
(KGMB9, 4/21/08)

ATVs now bound to rules of the road
(Honolulu Adv., 4/8/08)

Rail could cost O'ahu more
(Honolulu Adv., 3/24/08)

City seeks 35% more for road repairs
(Honolulu Adv., 3/17/08)

Honolulu roads rated 2nd-worst in nation
(Honolulu Adv., 3/13/08)

Steel rail transit costs less, but it's noisier
(Honolulu Adv., 3/11/08)

Steel rail option chosen for Honolulu transit
(Honolulu Adv., 2/23/08)

Cutting parking to push transit?
(Honolulu Adv., 2/20/08)

Taxes for Honolulu transit at $148M so far
(Honolulu Adv. 1/31/08)

Hawai'i transit bids in
(Honolulu Adv. 1/30/08)

Feedback sought on H-3 mitigation plan
(Honolulu Adv. 1/22/08)

Carlyle Group eyeing U.S. infrastructure
(Examiner.com.1/6/08)

Blame cell phone for worsening gridlock
(Honolulu Adv. 1/3/08)

Hawai'i gas up 5¢ to 10¢ without price cap
(Honolulu Adv.12/27/07)

President Bush delivers remarks on Transportation and Highway Funding
Fredericksburg, VA
(12/17/07)

Power Line Falls In Busy Transit Area
Inspection schedule of 15,000 poles a year may need upgrade
(Honolulu Adv. 12/16/07)

H1 Interchange work to detour O'ahu freeway (Honolulu Adv. 12/16/07)

Hawai'i spending $2M on pedestrian safety (Honolulu Adv. 12/4/07)

Honolulu mayor calls for creation of a new panel of experts to decide on future transit (Honolulu Adv. 11/14/07)

Think Traffic's Bad Now? (Lee Cataluna, Honolulu Adv. 11/13/07)

Isles bridges, overpasses gain added protection (Honolulu Adv. 11/12/07)
Critical highway structures get retrofits...

Hawai'i hosts transit symposium Nov. 13 (11/5/07)

More parking added for Honolulu airport (Honolulu Adv. 11/3/07)

Construction of Big Island's Kona highway to resume (Honolulu Adv.10/2/07)

Ethanol use is not a wise energy policy (Letters to the Editor -- Honolulu Adv. 6/11/07)

Mass-transit plan still balanced on a wobbly political rail (Hon. Adv. Ed (2/25/07)

Residents divided on route for transit (Hon. Adv. (2/23/07)

Council alters portion of mass transit route (Hon. Adv. 2/22/07)

Kapolei-to-Honolulu toll road considered.(Honolulu Adv. 1/30/07)

O'ahu transit-route pick sparks new debate (Honolulu Adv. 12/16/06)

Washington Metro riders may reach for car keys (Washington Post 12/15/06)

Washington Metro fares go up (Washington Post 12/14/06)

Motorists favor tolls, AAA says (12/6/06)

Mayor takes the Hot Seat on transit (11/26/06)

Tampa toll way deserves attention here (11/16/06)

European Cities Do Away with Traffic Signs (11/12/06)

Portland Rail riders decline by 33% (Nov 4, 2006)

Catastrophic Evacuation Plan Needed (10/16/06) For O'ahu
HHUA calls for improvements

Cheapest rail option is $3.6 Billion (Hon. Adv. 10/31/06)

Other cities have shown rail does not work (Slater - Hon. Adv. 10/9/06)

Lanes not Trains (Rolf - Star Bulletin 10/01/06)

Nothing Concrete to Improve Hawaii's Roads and Highways (Berg - Hawaii Reporter 9/27/06)

California's massive transportation bond won't fix traffic jams (Desert Sun 9/10/06)

Bus system will serve city better than Rail (R. Sullivan, Honolulu Adv. 8/25/06)

Land-use on proposed rail transit route a concern. (Honolulu Adv. 8/23/06)

Conquering Traffic Congestion in the Capital City
More effective Solutions than Light Rail (C. Goff, John Locke Foundation 8/15/06)


Hawai'i to receive $11.5 million to repair roads (Hon. Adv. 7/31/06)

Transportation and Family Economic Success (Isabel V. Sawhill, Brookings Institute)

Why rail? (Emory Bundy, Open Spaces)

Commuters balance fear with necessity (NBC News 7/12/06)

The Interstate Highway System: a critique (O'Toole, Thoreau Institute 7/5/06)

Transit's Misleading Public Relations Campaign (Public Purpose, June 2006)

The Mobility Mission (Reason Foundation 6/29/06)

Onset of transit tax not yet fixed (Star Bulletin 6/26/06)

State-City spat about transit tax (Star Bulletin Editorial 6/24/06)

Mayor Hannemann signs record budget - better roads on the way (Hon. Adv. 6/24/06)

Rail transit system cost estimate: $3 billion (Hon. Adv. 6/23/06)

Rail line renderings ring alarm bells (Star Bulletin 6/23/06)

Panel Considers Transit Options for O'ahu (Hawaii Reporter, 6/21/06)

H-1 traffic changing overnight (Hon. Adv. 6/13/06)

Rail Tax Burden as prepared by HonoluluTraffic.com 5/25/06

The latest info from Honolulu Transit (HonoluluTransit.org)

Rail costs per capita, Honolulu vs. other cities

Why Light Rail is Wrong... (Reason.org 1/16/2005)


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