HART releases latest EIS for rail project

Published On: Jun 06 2013 02:57:15 PM HST

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and U.S. Federal Transit
Administration are accepting public comments on a Draft Supplemental
Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation
for the Honolulu Rail
Transit Project.

The EIS includes a look at the Beretania Street Tunnel Alternative and the possible use of Mother Waldron Park in Kaka'ako.

HART and FTA officials have prepared a Draft Supplemental EIS/Section 4(f)
Evaluation for the Rail Project as required by a recent U.S. District Court ruling.

The Draft Supplemental EIS/Section 4(f) Evaluation covers the re-evaluations of the
Beretania Street Tunnel Alternative and MotherWaldron Neighborhood Park.

A public hearing on the Draft Supplemental EIS/Section 4(f) Evaluation will be held
on Tuesday, July 9, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Center’s Hawaii Suite,
777Ward Avenue. Comments will be accepted both orally and in writing at the

Written comments may also be submitted to Mr. Ted Matley, FTA Region IX, 201
Mission Street, Suite 1650, San Francisco, CA 94105, and Mr. Daniel A. Grabauskas,
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, City and County of Honolulu, 1099
Alakea Street, Suite 1700, Honolulu, HI 96813 or online at www.honolulutransit.org.

Comments must be received by Monday, July 22, 2013, or postmarked by that date.
The document can be viewed at the following locations:

  • All State public libraries
  • The City Municipal Reference Library, 558 South King Street, City Hall Annex
  •  Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation office at 1099 Alakea Street, Suite 1700

The public can also view the document and submit comments online via the
project’s website at www.honolulutransit.org. The report can also be requested in
CD format by contacting the project hotline at (808) 566-2299.


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