Students and faculty will be just a small fraction of the potential rail riders in the coming decades. West Oahu expects large population growth due to the availability of new housing opportunities in the leeward plain. Projections show that by 2030, the Ewa area will experience a doubling of its population to 186,000.
Honolulu’s elevated fixed guideway transit system will be a logical choice for many of these residents to commute to work, school, shopping and recreation. Also on the route will be stops serving the Ala Moana and Pearlridge shopping centers and Aloha Stadium.
It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to recognize why Honolulu’s train will be the smart travel option for Oahu’s future college students.