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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2013

 

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HART TO HOLD COMMUNITY MEETING ON

DESIGNS FOR AIEA, PEARL CITY STATIONS

 

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, October 8, to discuss the latest designs for the rail stations in the Pearl City and Aiea region. The meeting at Pearl Ridge Elementary School, 98-940 Moanalua Road, will focus on the “Kamehameha Highway Station Group,” which includes the Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge and Aloha Stadium rail stations. Registration is at 6 p.m. with the meeting starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

“We are looking forward to sharing our latest station designs with the community and to listening to what the public would like to see,” said HART Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas. “Our goal is to work together to ensure the stations are user-friendly and that they blend in with the character and feel of our communities.”

 

“Giving the public several opportunities to provide feedback on the design of these stations is part of my goal to ‘build rail better,’” said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “These stations will not only be rail stops, they will be new centers of their communities.”

 

“This is an excellent opportunity for the community to weigh in and to share their thoughts with us,” said HART Board Chairman Ivan Lui-Kwan. “In partnering with the community, the design of our rail stations will be inspired by our island’s diversity and truly reflect a sense of place that is unique to Hawaii.”

 

Community meetings have already been held to gather public feedback for the West Oahu andWaipahu rail station designs. Meetings for other regional station groups in the urban Honolulu area are scheduled for later this year. For more information about the Honolulu rail transit project, visit HART’s website at www.honolulutransit.org.

 

 

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