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Frequently Asked Questions - Car Trips

FAQs - Car Trips
Is rail transit going to make a difference in traffic congestion?

Yes. Rail will eliminate an estimated 40,000 car trips from our congested streets and highways. If you know what traffic is like when UH and private schools are out for the summer, you have an idea of the difference rail will make. Rail will also support future growth in transportation demand as new housing is built and the population increases.

Updated 7/2/2020

How is Honolulu's rail transit going to help people?

Rail transit will provide a fast, safe, reliable alternative to driving in traffic congestion. In addition, there will be about 40,000 fewer car trips on Oahu's congested streets and freeways. 

The City is building this rail system in order to improve mobility, improve travel reliability, provide access to planned development and enhance transportation equity.

Updated 7/2/2020

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Are there environmental advantages to rail transit?

Yes. The rail system will eliminate tens of thousands of car trips every day that would otherwise be taken on Oahu's roads. That means less auto pollution, a reduced need for new highways, and less dependence on imported oil. Rail transit will be electrically powered, and with Hawaii moving toward the goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2045, the trains will get greener as the percentage of renewable energy produced increases.

Updated 7/2/2020

HART Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation