August 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Five "climate mayors" addressed the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis at their fist hearing on July 17, titled, “A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level.” Transportation was a major issue.
February 15, 2019, 10am PST
Bad news for Honolulu's troubled rail transit project: new federal scrutiny and a potential criminal investigation.
August 21, 2018, 1pm PDT
In a first for the island state, a partnership effort has initiated the construction of affordable units in Honolulu averaging 300 square feet apiece.
August 20, 2018, 2pm PDT
Honolulu and Pittsburgh have made a cottage industry of leading the United States on the quality of life index produced by The Economist.
The Economist Intelligence Unit
July 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Honolulu has decided to treat sea level rise as an urgent matter, requiring all the resources of the city.
May 15, 2018, 10am PDT
Despite its immeasurable geographic and cultural distinctiveness, there is perhaps no American city that has embraced Modernist city planning as fully as Honolulu has.
Common Edge Collaborative
April 27, 2018, 12pm PDT
Cities across America have a housing crisis on their hands—should they be talking more about trailer parks?
February 23, 2018, 7am PST
Redfin's most recent ranking of public transit access features some serious moves, both up and down the list.
January 6, 2018, 11am PST
Mayors and civic leaders from across the Hawaiian islands signed a commitment to target 100 percent renewable ground transportation by 2045, both public and private.
December 7, 2017, 5am PST
Crossing the street can be dangerous in the best conditions, but a $500 fine for looking at the phone while crossing the street won't help anything, according to this editorial.
September 6, 2017, 10am PDT
Pedestrian blaming won't make pedestrians any safer, but cities are trying it anyways.
August 4, 2017, 10am PDT
The Honolulu Rail Transit Project was slated to cost $5.2 billion. That figure has doubled as construction progresses, leaving the city scrambling for funds amid public outcry.
August 4, 2017, 6am PDT
The Onion's always-sardonic "American Voices" feature allows some totally fake people to respond to Honolulu's recent decision to make it illegal to text while crossing the street on foot.
July 17, 2017, 10am PDT
The Honolulu City Council approved fines for distracted walking—specifically for pedestrians crossing the street while looking at their phones.
May 4, 2016, 10am PDT
The nation's first driverless train car was unveiled this week in Hawaii.
March 28, 2016, 9am PDT
Honolulu Rail Transit, a 20-mile, elevated metro rail line, continues to suffer cost overruns and has lost popular support, according to a recent poll. But the tide could change with the arrival of the first rail cars.
September 16, 2015, 1pm PDT
Add another $200 million to the $910 million shortfall already facing Honolulu's rail project. The changing circumstances surrounding the project won't make it any easier to create a viable funding plan to make up the difference.
September 3, 2015, 1pm PDT
Honolulu's one protected bike lane on King Street, while still a pilot project, has proven so successful that the city plans a major expansion to form a protected bike lane grid that will also tie-in with the new bike share and rail transit.
August 23, 2015, 11am PDT
Bikeshare Hawaii is seeking public input on the technology of choice for the eventual roll out of the city's bikeshare system.
July 10, 2015, 10am PDT
This may be one of the more egalitarian parking measures proposed in any city in America: it enables the establishment of a residential parking permit district in any neighborhood in the city, requiring both residents and visitors to pay.