Civil Beat: HART Board Meetings to be Broadcast

Olelo Television HART Broadcast Schedule:

  5/8/2015 5:30 PM OLELO49.
5/12/2015 12:30 PM OLELO49.
5/13/2015 8:00 AM OLELO49.
5/19/2015 12:30 PM OLELO49.

FROM CIVIL BEAT/APRIL 16 2015

Now You Can Watch HART Meetings In Your Pajamas

After urging from Honolulu City Councilman Trevor Ozawa, the rail agency struck a deal with Olelo Community Media to broadcast live meetings.

April 16, 2015·By Nick Grube

Talk about results.

Last month, Honolulu City Councilman Trevor Ozawa pushed a resolution to boost transparency for the city’s $6 billion rail project.

Specifically, he called on the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to broadcast it’s board meetings online or through public access stations.

Chad Blair/Civil Beat

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HART will join other government agencies in broadcasting its meetings through Olelo Community Media.

On Thursday, the city announced Olelo Community Media will begin airing HART meetings starting next week.

This should make it easier for citizens to track decisions made by HART board members on a highly controversial project that faces a nearly $1 billion shortfall.

In a press release, Ozawa said televising HART meetings “is a crucial first step in providing real transparency to this project.”

H-1 Weekend Lane Closures for Pavement Striping April 18-April 19

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

FORD N. FUCHIGAMI
DIRECTOR

For Immediate Release: Apr. 16, 2015

15-0134

H-1 FREEWAY LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND FROM PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU FOR PAVEMENT STRIPING

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists of multiple lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kaonohi Street Overpass and the H-1/H-2 Split scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday night, Apr. 18, through Sunday morning, Apr. 19, at 9 a.m. for pavement striping and marker installations.

Two right lanes will be closed on Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a third right lane will be closed from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Lane closures will allow for pavement striping and marker installations as part of the H-1 Pearl City Viaduct Deck Widening and Repair project.  Weekend lane closures are necessary due to previous weather-related postponed work.

Westbound motorists are advised to plan ahead, adjust their travel times and to expect delays.  Motorists can use the GoAkamai website and mobile apps to see current traffic conditions and access images from over 200 traffic cameras on Oahu.

Questions and comments may be directed to the project hotline at 945-1144.  Follow HDOT on social media, and visit the Pearl City Viaduct Deck Widening and Repair project website for traffic and roadwork updates. Roadwork is weather permitting.

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Oahu Lane Closures for the Weekend of April 17 through April 19

From the Hawai’i Department of Transportation:

OAHU LANE CLOSURES
FOR THE WEEKEND OF APR. 17 – APR. 19

PLEASE NOTE:
Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice.   All projects are weather permitting.

— H-1 FREEWAY —

1) PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Right lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kaonohi Street Overpass and the H-1/H-2 Split from 8 p.m. Saturday night, Apr. 18, through 9 a.m., Sunday morning, Apr. 19, for striping work.

  • Two right lanes closed from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Three right lanes closed from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.

For more information, please visit the project website at www.pmcontraflow.com or call the project hotline at (808) 945-1144.

2) PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Right lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Kaonohi Street Overpass and the H-1/H-2 Split on Sunday night, Apr. 19, through Friday morning, Apr. 24, from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., nightly, for striping work.

  • Two right lanes closed from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Three right lanes closed from 11 p.m, to 4:30 a.m.

For more information, please visit the project website at www.pmcontraflow.com or call the project hotline at (808) 945-1144.

3) PEARL CITY (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Left lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction between the H-1/H-2 Merge and the Waiawa Road Overpass on Sunday night, Apr. 19, through Friday morning, Apr. 24, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly, for the rail project.

For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

4) SALT LAKE TO HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Two right lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Keehi Interchange and the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Off-Ramp (Exit 15B) from 9 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 17, through 12:01 a.m. on Monday morning, Apr. 20. All ramps will remain open.

Speed limits will be reduced to 15 mph in order to minimize traffic induced vibrations that may lead to cracking in the newly repaired deck.  Airport Viaduct improvements include concrete deck replacements, expansion joint repairs, and pavement restriping. Work is located between the Pearl Harbor Interchange and the Keehi Interchange.

— KALANIANAOLE HIGHWAY —

1) WAIMANALO (WEEKEND WORK) Lane closure on Kalanianaole Highway in the Kailua-bound direction between Aloiloi Street and Saddle City Road on Saturday, Apr. 18, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tree trimming.

— KAMEHAMEHA HIGHWAY —

1) MILILANI (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) 24-hour shoulder lane closure on Kamehameha Highway in the southbound direction between Lanikuhana Avenue and Waihau Street on Friday, Apr. 17, through Friday, Apr. 24, for bus pad installations.

2) PEARL CITY TO AIEA (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Honolulu Rail Transit will be working on Kamehameha Highway this week at various locations.

  • 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Waiawa Road and Acacia Road.
  • 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Acacia Road and Waimano Home Road.
  • 24/7 lane closures in both directions between Lipoa Place and Pali Momi Street
  • Lane closures in both directions between Pali Momi Street and Honomanu Street, Monday through Friday.
  • Lane closures in both directions between Puu Poni Street and Kaonohi Street, Monday through Friday.

Please visit The Rail’s project website for more details at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.

— NIMITZ HIGHWAY —

1) SALT LAKE TO HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Two right lanes closed on Nimitz Highway in the westbound direction between Catlin Drive and Aolele Street from 9 p.m. Friday, Apr. 17, through 12:01 a.m. Monday morning, Apr. 20, as a safety precaution due to deck repairs happening above.