These are the main documents that have been produced to date by the City, the FTA, OMPO and ourselves in the current National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process for the Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project. We would appreciate readers informing us of any dead links, missing documents, etc. In addition if there is any further information that you need on the process email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We suggest that you start with HonoluluTraffic.com's protest letters to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality as this will put the NEPA process for this project in better perspective.
For historical perspective:
1982 Rail program:
1992 Rail program:
2003 Bus/Rapid Transit (BRT) program:
Guiding National Environmental Policy statutes and guidance:
Historic Presevation statutes:
Hawaii State environmental statutes
Process documents for the current elevated rail program:
Authorizing the increase in GE Tax to be spent on rail:
Hawaii HB 1309 HD 1 SD 2 CD 1 ca. May 2005
Preparation of the Oahu Regional Transportation Plan:
HT's Comments on the Draft ORTP 3/15/06
First Scoping process:
First Scoping Information Package 12/5/05.
Honolulu Council Bill 40 December 2005
HT's First Scoping comments. 1/9/06
First Scoping Report 4/6/06
City's response to HT's First Scoping comments. 6/20/06 (actually delivered by email one year later)
Alternatives Analysis process:
Transportation Impacts Report.
AA Capital Cost Estimates (lge. file 611 pages.) October 23, 2006.
AA Funding Options Analysis. 10/30/2006
Alternatives Screening Memo 10/24/2006
Alternatives Analysis. City. 11/1/06.
AA Financial Feasibility Report. 11/30/2006.
Honolulu Council Resolution 07-039 FD1 (C) Approving the Minimum Operable Segment (MOS)
Second Scoping process:
Second Federal Notice of Intent 3/15/2007
Second Scoping Information Package. 03/15/2007
Second Scoping Report 5/30/2007
Initial Draft Bill 80
City Administration Testimony opposing passage of Bill 80
Council resolution 07-736 CD1 FD1 Establishing the panel to select fixed guideway technology.
HT letter to FTA's Leslie Rogers
Initiative process to put rail on the ballot:
The relevant excerpts from the City Charter relating to initiative.
The full City Charter .
Layman's Guide useful to understanding the Charter provisions.
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement process:
Draft Environmental Impact Statement 2008 (official version).
Draft Environmental Impact Statement 2008 (ours, consolidated and decrypted)
DEIS Supplemental Technical Reports.There are 20 of them online here on a variety of subjects.
City's Response to Honolulutraffic.com's comments on the Draft EIS. (includes City's first statement that traffic congestion will be worse with rail.)
Entry into Preliminary Engineering (PE):
Financial Plan to enter Preliminary Engineering. May 2009 updated to August 2009.
Final EIS process:
Our comments to EPA re the Final EIS shortcomings. July 13, 2010.
Entry into Final Design process:
Letter of No Prejudice (needed to begin construction of rail supports)
HART requests a Letter of No Prejudice. 1/8/2012.
Documents the federal district court required for FTA to comply with a court order:
Draft Supplemental EIS 6/1/2013
Draft Supplemental EIS Appendices. 6/1/2013.
Honolulultraffic.com plaintiffs comments on the Draft SEIS. July 22, 2013.
Cliff Slater's comments on the Draft SEIS. July 22, 2013.
For legal documents go to Legal Process Docs.
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Last revision 1/21/12