Honor Waipahu’s plantation past Hawai‘i sense of placeSugar cane and taro motifs Ample sun screens and shade Lots of plants and foliage Earth Tones Artwork representing Waipahu history in plaza and stations Stations must be secureEasily accessible for the disabled community Energy-effic
Honolulu Rail Transit - Waipahu Station
Waipahu Transit Center Honolulu Rail Road Project Presented by: Sila Manahane
TheBus Waipahu Transit CenterStreet Views 94- Hikimoe St.
Waipahu Is FirstApr 25, 2011 Utility line relocation Will also include relocation of trees, storm drains and water, gas, sewer and phone lines Permission for work permit in Kapolei was in process
Which Rail Type? Heavy Rail- Opt for Waipahu(East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium) Light Rail best for downtownHonolulu according to the AIA
Soil Tests Completed Both West Loch station and Waipahu Transit Center had soil samples taken October 14 to 26, 2011 - Waipahu Transit Center StationMauka side of station - 94-818 Moloalo StreetMakai side - 94-819 Farrington Highway
Additional Information 3 Min from West Loch to Waipahu Transit Center (Station 4 to Station 5) Travel time to Ala Moana Center is estimated 31 min. Operational by 2019 Part of the phase 1 process, Waipahu is the starting point of the project underway
Waipahu Community voices theirinput to ProjectApril 15,2009 Waipahu residents had the opportunity to voice their opinions on the station‟s designs City and County of Honolulu set up 3 workshops for the designers and city members to collaborate Discussion covered landscaping, colors, entryways etc. Designers used the input to make a design that best reflects the Waipahu community
Input Summary from theworkshops Honor Waipahu‟s plantation past Hawai„i sense of place Sugar cane and taro motifs Ample sun screens and shade Lots of plants and foliage Earth Tones Artwork representing Waipahu history in plaza and stations Stations must be secure Easily accessible for the disabled community Energy-effic
WTC Improvements Elevators, escalaors and stairs Handicap-friendly Shuttle and private tour bus area Kiss-and-Ride TheBus Stop TheBus Transit Center TheHandi-Van Pick-up/Drop-off Tour Bus or Private Shuttle Area Planned Number of Entrances: 2 Platform Type: Side
WTC TheBus System Currently Waipahu Transit Center services only TheBus system Connecting Bus Routes: 40. 40A, 42, 50, 432, 433 & 434
Economic DevelopmentMay 25,2008 “The company predicts Waipahu could become a low-rise version of Downtown Honolulu during the next 20 years or so. Conceptual drawings recently released by the company show a massive redevelopment of Waipahu that includes buildings of 10 or more stories near a planned station at Leoku Street and Farrington Highway.” –Sean Hao of Honolulu Advertiser The station would attract more tourists to the area More economic activity brought to area, distancing from plantation town roots Are Waipahu residents ready for a change?