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Potential operating hours for rail have some questioning proposal

PROPOSED DETAILS FOR OPERATIONS. THE CITY IS LAYING OUT POTENTIAL OPERATING HOURS FOR THE RAIL AND SOME ARE QUESTIONING THE PROPOSAL. KRISTY TAMASHIRO FOLLOWS UP. THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES SUBMITTED ITS RAIL OPERATIONS SAFETY PLAN TO THE CITY COUNCIL..

. IN THE PLAN, IT DETAILS POTENTIAL OPERATING HOURS FOR THE RAIL..WITH THE FIRST POPORTION FROM EAST KAPOLEI TO ALOHA STADIUM RUNNING FROM A-M TO 7 P-M ON WEEKDAYS AND 8 A-M TO 7 P-M ON WEEKENDS. BUT SOME OAHU RESIDENTS ARE WONDERING WHY ONLY TILL 7-PM.

EDWARD NAKI, WAIMANALO RESIDENT: “I THINK IT’S A WASTE OF MONEY HONESTLY FOR ALL THESE YEARS OF WAITING. EDWARD: “FOR EXAMPLE I CAME FROM THE MAINLAND AND THEY RUN 24/7. SO I DON’T SEE WHY WE CAN’T DO IT HERE.” OTHERS ARE UNDERSTANDING AND ARE JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO RIDING THE RAIL. RENE FORONDA, KALIHI RESIDENT: “I THINK IT’S TOO SHORT BUT I GUESS WHOEVER RUNNING IT THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY.

I FIGURE TO RUN 24 HOURS MUST BE EXPENSIVE SO I’M TRYING TO SEE BOTH SIDES ACCORDING TO D-T-S, IT EXAMINED PRE-COVID RIDERSHIP ON CITY BUS ROUTES THAT ARE PARALLEL TO THE RAIL LINE. IT FOUND THAT BUS RIDERSHIP OUTSIDE OF THE 5 A-M TO 7 P-M TIME PERIOD WAS MUCH LESS. DTS SAYS IT ESTABLISHED THE CURRENT PROPOSED SCHEDULE WITH TRAINS OPERATING EVERY TEN MINUTES.

Potential operating hours for rail have some questioning proposal

BUT SOME CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WANT TO SEE THOSE HOURS EXTENDED. TYLER DOS SANTOS-TAM, HONOLULU CITY COUNCILMEMBER: KEEPING IT OPERATIONAL INTO THE EVENING IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE ON THE OPERATIONS SIDE BUT THE FLIP SIDE OF THAT IS IF WE’RE NOT OPERATING RAIL THAT MEANS WE’RE GOING TO HAVE EXPRESS BUSES AND THAT MAY ACTUALLY BE MORE EXPENSIVE.

” KRISTY: “ACCORDING TO DTS PROPOSAL, IT’S LOOKING AT WELCOMING PASSENGERS UNDER FULL OPERATIONS ON MARCH 31, 2031.

IT SAYS AT THAT POINT, THE HOURS OF OPERATIONS WILLn? BE FROM 4AM TO MIDNIGHT ON WEEKDAYS..RUNNING EVERY 10 MINUTES AND RUNNING EVERY 6 MINUTES DURING PEAK HOURS.

” RENE: “I’M JUST HOPING FOR THE BEST AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN FIND SOME KIND OF MIDDLE GROUND WHERE EVERYONE CAN BE HAPPY.” THERE WILL BE A CITY COUNCIL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE HEARING ON RAIL OPERATIONS ON Y TAMASHIRO,RIST KHON2 NEWS, WORKING FOR HAWAII. JOE: BOTH KAUAI AND OAHU RE.

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