We’ve covered two goals so far – restoring mobility and improving transportation reliability to the community. Today we’re highlighting goal number three on the list – improve access to planned development to support City policy to develop a second urban center.
That’s a mouthful, but cut down to basics, it means the Second City of Kapolei will have a better chance of developing successfully as stipulated in the City’s General Plan if it’s connected to Oahu’s urban core by a fast, frequent, reliable and safe rail system.
Consider the options to connecting fast-growing Kapolei and surrounding neighborhoods with Honolulu: (1) continued reliance on the private automobile and a narrow network of traffic-choked streets and highways, or (2) an elevated rail system that completely avoids all surface congestion, runs on a reliable timetable and delivers riders comfortably to their destinations at a time of their own choosing.
Here’s the FEIS’s discussion on the “growth support" goal: