That’s a paraphrased comment from Tuesday’s Honolulu rail presentation at the Ohana Honolulu Airport Hotel, where participants had numerous suggestions and questions about the project. One of them concerned ridership projections, which we covered yesterday.
Until Tuesday, it’s been sufficient to describe the future bus-rail interface as a hub-and-spoke relationship, with station-hubs along the 20-mile elevated line and bus route-spokes feeding into them.
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (found at the project’s website) is the go-to document for detailed information on the Honolulu rail system, including bus routes in 2030. That’s the target year for much of the rail planning, although the entire line is expected to be completed and operating by 2019.
You’ll find Tables in the appendix for existing and future bus routes, including coverage, frequency and routing between transit centers, rail stations and routes to and from neighborhoods. Information covers which routes will be eliminated due to the speedier rail service covering the same territory, where new routes will operate and the current and future route frequencies.
Here’s a sample of what’s in Table D-1, Changes/Additions to Local Bus Service with Implementation of the Project – 2030:
This is typical of Appendix D, so if it's detailed information on bus routes you want, Appendix D is where to find it.