Hawaii

November 2, 2012, 8am PDT
Despite a ceremonial groudbreaking last year, a $5.2-billion elevated rail project four decades in the making is facing an uncertain future as the centerpiece of a fierce campaign battle.
Los Angeles Times
January 5, 2012, 10am PST
After decades of planning, a 20-mile light rail line in Honolulu is set to begin construction this March, despite persistent concerns over the project's cost.
The New York Times
July 6, 2011, 12pm PDT
Male cyclists outnumber females cyclists in New York City three to one. New York City lags behind Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Portland, Oregon, in female ridership.
The New York Times
June 26, 2011, 1pm PDT
Will Spence has been named the new director of the Maui County Dept. of Planning. Spence says one of his goals is to change how the department interacts with the public.
The Maui News
February 25, 2011, 10am PST
A rapid transit system gets closer to reality in Honolulu as officials conduct groundbreaking ceremony, while some still object to the project for aesthetic reasons.
the transport politic
February 24, 2011, 6am PST
Ground has broken on Honolulu's long-planned rail system, but locals still worry that the new transit won't lure new development to town.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
January 5, 2011, 6am PST
The state's energy administrator says that "renewable energy will be a driver of Hawaii's economy at least for the next decade."
Sustainable Business Oregon
November 7, 2010, 5am PST
The Queen Liliuokalani Trust has spoken out against a 2,330 home workforce housing development on the island of Hawai'i. The Trust was the previous owner of the land, and says the project will be detrimental to existing locals.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
August 31, 2010, 8am PDT
Legislation working its way through the Honolulu City Council could require construction companies doing work in the Hawaiian city to recycle or reuse as much as 60% of construction materials.
Pacific Business News
July 25, 2010, 1pm PDT
Hawaii is an ideal test case for creating an electric car infrastructure because fuel costs are very high and distances are manageable. Charging stations are going up all over the islands with a goal of making it easy to envision driving an EV.
Governing Magazine
June 6, 2010, 1pm PDT
Honolulu, HI is an island paradise, but it also has big city traffic problems. Sam Staley of the Reason Foundation says relief could come in the form of privately-funded HOT lanes.
Hawaii Reporter
April 21, 2010, 8am PDT
A Univ. of HI civil engineering professor blasts the professional engineering group of Hawaii's endorsement of the planned, elevated rail system. Voters supported the system in a 2008 election, but it has since become politically contentious.
(Honolulu) Star Bulletin
January 17, 2010, 9am PST
Governor Linda Lingle is proposing that the state bring the state's elevated rail project down to the ground to save costs, considering Hawai'i's budget problems.
The Honolulu Advertiser
January 15, 2010, 5am PST
Officials in Hawaii have unveiled a strategic plan for removing garbage and debris from the ocean near the Hawaiian Archipelago.
The Honolulu Advertiser
January 13, 2010, 8am PST
A $5.35 billion plan to build a light rail system in Honolulu, Hawaii, is on rocky ground as the state's governor has joined the opposition movement.
the transport politic
September 16, 2009, 10am PDT
The islands of Hawaii are proving to be a laboratory for renewable energy projects, playing host to a variety of pilot projects that could end up paving the way for the rest of the country's transition to an energy menu with more renewable options.
The New York Times
September 4, 2009, 2pm PDT
The Honolulu City Council is considering a bill that will make it illegal to bring "odors that unreasonably disturb others" onto the bus.
Honolulu Advertiser
August 24, 2009, 10am PDT
The city of Honolulu is $500 million short of what it will need to fund the $5.3 billion commuter rail system voters approved last fall.
The Honolulu Advertiser
August 6, 2009, 11am PDT
In Honolulu, plans for 21 train stations on the new Kapolei to Ala Moana rail are raising eyebrows, primarily because of their significant size. Designers have taken steps to hide the bulk through landscaping and camouflage.
The Honolulu Advertiser
May 21, 2009, 6am PDT
Concerns over views and infrastructure blight have some in Honolulu opposing the city's plans to build its planned light rail with portions of elevated track.
Honolulu Star-Bulletin