Petitioning Representative, State of Hawaii Representative Matt Lopresti (Representative, State of Hawaii) and 8 others

Support the historic Hawaiian Railway operations from encroachment.

Hawaii State Department of Transportation and Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OMPO) indicate intentions and plans to install "another" rail crossing - which is too close to the historic Hawaiian Railway facility. We are asking for community support to strongly oppose that effort. We are also asking our government officials NOT TO FUND this project which will extend the North - South road (Kualukai Parkway extension) on to Roosevelt Avenue. Kapolei - Makakilo - Hono Kai Neighborhood board # 34 already unanimously passed a resolution asking for this same support (which is strong opposition to this extension project). The recently added crossing on the west side of the shopping mall provides more than adequate access, so adding another crossing less than 1/4 mile further east - is an entire waste of taxpayer funds. The 20 million dollar cost for a proposed 1/3 mile extension defies common sense. In addition, the new proposed crossing would negatively impact the ability of Hawaiian Railway  to change cars in order to re-align the train. The new crossing proposed would fall inside (encroach) on the Hawaiian Railway property lines and rail yard.

References:

1. OMPO project # 206 in the Oahu Regional Transportation Plan (ORTP) 2040 - page 29, approved in April 2016.

2. OMPO project # OS 42 in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP 2015-2018) - pages 3 and 15, dated July 2016.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Representative, State of Hawaii
    Representative Matt Lopresti (Representative, State of Hawaii)
  • Representative, State of Hawaii
    Representative Bob McDermott (Representative, State of Hawaii)
  • Representative, State of Hawaii
    Representative Andria Tupola (Representative, State of Hawaii)
  • Governor, State of Hawaii
    Governor David Ige
  • Senator, State of Hawaii
    Senator Mike Gabbard
  • Senator, State of Hawaii
    Senator Will Espero
  • Representative, State of Hawaii
    Representative Sharon Har
  • Councilmember, City and County of Honolulu
    City Councilmember Kymberly Pine
  • Councilmember, City and County of Honolulu
    City Councilmember Ron Menor


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