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Heavy or Light Rail for Honolulu?
AIA is pro-rail and believes light rail is the right rail for Honolulu.

Pictured below are simulations of the City's planned heavy rail system (LEFT).

Planned Heavy Rail: East Kapolei (Station1) Light Rail Option:
East Kapolei
Planned Heavy Rail: Waipahu Transit Center
Farrington Hwy/Mokuola St. (Station 5)
Light Rail Option:
Farrington Hwy/Mokuola St. (Waipahu)
Planned Heavy Rail: Chinatown Station
Nimitz Hwy.(Station 17)

Now: Chinatown along Nimitz Hwy.


Planned Heavy Rail: Downtown Station
Nimitz Hwy & Alakea St. (Station 18)

Now: NimitzHwy./Alakea St.
Dillingham Transportation Building


Planned Heavy Rail: King St. & University Ave.
Current plans do not link to UH Manoa

Light Rail Option:
King St. & University Ave. 

 Imagine the Possibilities of Light Rail on O'ahu

Below are additional simulations of light rail as it could look in downtown Honolulu. 
What is your preferred future for our island home and favorite visitor destination?

Downtown Light Rail Simulation:
Hotel St. 
Downtown Light Rail Simulation:
King St. & Mililani St. 

View the entire route as planned for the Honolulu Rail transit project on the City's web site. As AIA notes, the current route does not link to University of Hawaii at Manoa or to our major tourist destination, Waikiki.

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