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(February 3, 2010) --- The City & County of Honolulu has organized the SMART Youth Summit 2010, to be held at Leeward Community College on Friday, February 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.


The acronym “SMART” stands for “Save Money And Ride Transit.” The youth summit is free and will be held on a Furlough Friday.


High school and college students across Oahu are encouraged to attend. Teachers, instructors, professors and other educators are also invited to participate.


“This is a great opportunity for our young people to educate themselves on rail transit and further their knowledge on rail transit, about and how it will promote sustainability of our island and benefit future generations,” said Wayne Y. Yoshioka, Director of the Department of Transportation Services.  “This youth summit promises to be fun, interactive, informative and educational.”


Attendees will learn about rail transit through high-tech presentations, youth-produced videos, award-winning artwork by students, and hands-on workshops from recent graduates.  There will also be a youth concert, featuring Kolohe Kai. Augie T will emcee the event and Mayor Mufi Hannemann will deliver the keynote address.


All participants will receive a complimentary lunch.  Students will also receive a certificate of completion for their attendance, and can be used in the event professors or instructors want to offer extra credit for participating in the SMART Youth Summit.


To reserve a spot at Youth Summit 2010, students and educators can register online at  For more details, e-mail the rail transit team at or visit their youth site at