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President's Message (Arlene Ellis)
Team to Examine Alternatives to Rail (Astrid Monson)
Honolulu League Will Participate in National Recycling Survey
League Members Learn About Integrated TSM/Transit Systems (Astrid Monson)
Teamsters Vote Count to Get Underway in September
Waikiki Plans Proliferate (Astrid Monson)
Waikiki Walk Two (Dorothy Turnbull)
News from the Council Review Committee (Jean Aoki)
Leaguers Attend Kapolei Presentation (Astrid Monson)
Honolulu League Members Seek Political Office
Welcome New Members
Announcing: People's Water Conference #7

Team to Examine Alternatives to Rail

The City Council on August 8 adopted an amended Resolution calling for "an independent, action-oriented team of government and private individuals to study and evaluate TSM (Traffic Systems Management) measures. ..." and for OMPO (Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization) to organize the team within thirty days, develop a funding mechanism, and employ an "independent consultant to carry out the study". The final Resolution did not specify whether the study was of measures "alternative to" or "complementary to" a rail system.

The team, according to the Resolution, is to consider such subjects as:

  1. Measures to increase transit ridership or vehicle occupancy or reduce travel times of buses or other high occupancy vehicles

  2. Means to "fine tune" existing TSM measures to make them more effective

  3. Means to make technologically feasible but presently unpopular TSM measures more acceptable to the public

  4. Financial, social and environmental impacts of all recommendations

  5. Measures including but not limited to major capital improvements, car-pooling, computerized traffic signals, water transit systems, staggered work hours, congestion, pricing, private sector initiatives, complementary public policies, relaxing of regulatory controls, and incentives for non-rush hour travel.

Council Chair Arnold Morgado is authorized to "appoint a committee made up of appropriate representation and expertise.... to advise the study team and review and critique the findings and results of its work." OMPO is to submit an interim report by February 1991.

Astrid Monson
Planning & Zoning Committee Chair

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