The Honolulu Rail Transit (HART) is an ambitious transportation system that is set to revolutionize Oahu. Despite the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, construction of the rail system has continued, with safety and human resources teams implementing safe work practices for construction workers and office staff. The 18.9-mile-long corridor will have 19 stations along the south coast of O'ahu, with the first segment running from Kualakaʻi East Kapolei Station to Hālawa Aloha Stadium Station. The Honolulu Railroad is expected to have a major impact on Oahu's real estate sector, with transit-oriented development (TOD) of housing, services and jobs planned at each of the stops.
According to the Honolulu County Municipality (26%), the railroad and the planned development surrounding it could transform Oahu's real estate sector. While some people view the railroad as an eyesore in the sky of Hawaii, others see it as an opportunity for growth and progress. The stations near the end of Ewa have been completed and the railroad services that passed through Kalihi and the city center are being relocated. With construction continuing despite the pandemic, it is evident that HART is determined to bring this project to fruition. The Oahu Rail is set to be a game-changer for Hawaii, providing a convenient and efficient way for people to get around.
It will be intriguing to see how this project develops in the coming years and how it will shape Oahu's real estate sector.