Sunday, April 4, 2010

Rail Transit Project will Connect Honolulu's Colleges and Universities like a Lei

At a March 15, 2010 workshop for the Honolulu Community College (HCC) Long Range Development Plan (LRDP), approximately 60 Students, Staff, Faculty, and Administration discussed future plans for the campus.

Among other things, the group made the following findings and recommendations regarding the incorporation of Honolulu's High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project, a 20-mile elevated rail line that will connect West O`ahu with downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana Center:
  • A transit station could become showcase for HCC, include food/retail (income generating) and bring community into campus (function as a hub of civic activity);
  • Transit will provide campus with more exposure to the public;
  • Adopt planned transit station and make it the “HCC Station”;
  • Rail transit will help connect satellite HCC facilities with LCC, UHWO and HCC; and
  • Transit access and a new parking garage could fuel the demand for and activities at the Kapālama Canal Park.
HCC is part of the University of Hawaii System of college campuses. As part of the current project, Leeward Community College and UH West Oahu will also incorporate transit stations into their plans. The following are renditions of those stations from the Honolulu Rail Transit website:

Leeward Community College

UH West Oahu

Future extensions of the Transit Project would include a spur to the UH Manoa campus.

For more on transit related items, see Transportation.

1 comment:

Questor Lau said...

Headline states "Rail...will Connect"... did you mean instead to say: might, should, remote chance of?

Or do you really mean Will Connect? =)