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.
March 28, 2009, 1pm PDT
Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann has signed a law that allows for the creation of transit oriented districts around the city's recently approved regional train system.
February 1, 2009, 7am PST
The Honolulu City Council has agreed to slightly re-work the route of the region's recently-approved light rail system to connect with Honolulu International Airport -- a move that has angered some residents.
November 5, 2008, 1pm PST
Voters in Honolulu have approved a 20-mile light rail system for the Hawaiian city -- the largest public works project in the state's history.
October 18, 2008, 5am PDT
Honolulu is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to use deep seawater as a natural air conditioning for downtown buildings. The system should be in place for up to 40 clients by 2010.
October 16, 2008, 2pm PDT
As election day approaches in Honolulu, the Hawaiian capital's mayoral race has centered around transit. The incumbent has been pushing light rail, but now the challenger has unveiled a cheaper bus rapid transit system.
August 11, 2008, 9am PDT
Officials in Honolulu recently approved a measure that will allow voters to decide whether to build a long-planned $4 billion rail system.
June 16, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>With plans for a $4 billion light rail system, the city of Honolulu is hoping to boost its economy and create more jobs by contracting a number of smaller firms to do the project's work instead of one big firm.</p>
September 23, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Plans to expand the amount of beach available in front of two hotels in Honolulu are meeting opposition from local surfers and environmentalists. But some say the beach has already been engineered beyond its natural state and more won't hurt.</p>
September 7, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Developers of an oceanside resort and housing complex in Hawaii have significantly reduced their project's scope in an effort to win over wary neighbors and public officials. But the project is slated for a plot where "resorts" are prohibited.</p>
August 25, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Plans for an inter-island "superferry" may be stalled in Hawaii as environmental groups and the State Supreme Court have called for a more extensive environmental impact review of the harbor expansions the ferry system would require.</p>
August 23, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The amount of overseas tourists visiting the U.S. has dropped recently, and with revenues in many cities taking a hit, a coalition of American mayors are calling on the federal government to loosen restrictions on foreign travelers.</p>
August 19, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>This editorial from the <em>Honolulu Star-Tribune</em> looks at Oahu's traffic issues and how the baby steps proposed by the Honolulu City Council may be more effective than grand-scale transit plans.</p>
July 15, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The city of Honolulu, Hawaii, has received initial approval for a $20 million federal grant for engineering studies on a planned rail system in the city.</p>
November 4, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>The city's council chooses to proceed with plans for a new light rail system -- with a possible price tag of over $5 billion dollars.</p>
March 10, 2004, 5am PST
Hawaii leads the nation in carpooling, though its own rates are experiencing decline.
January 15, 2002, 5am PST
A retiring University of Hawaii professor has developed a low-cost building type that is revolutionizing development in third-world cities.
July 30, 2001, 2pm PDT
There are only two ways into the isolated town of Hana on the island of Maui. But a government decision ripples through the local economy.