Stipulation VII Prototypes

The Honolulu Rail Transit Project (HRTP) is a 20-mile elevated rail line with 21 stations. The project will connect West Oʻahu with downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana Center via the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The Hawai‘i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development (HACBED) and its partners were contracted by Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART) to help fulfill the following provisions under Stipulation VII of the HRTP’s Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA):

  • VII.B. Color Brochure of Area’s History – a color brochure (in print and digital format) on the history of the areas along the transit line.
  • VII.C Educational Materials for Children/Youth – materials developed for and with students (i.e., coloring book, child-friendly video games, apps, graphic novels) that educate them about Native Hawaiian and immigrant histories.
  • VII.D Humanities Program – a Humanities Program to explore Native Hawaiian and immigrant histories, cultures, and values.

HACBED helped with the coordination and creation of prototype work products for Stipulation VII B, C, and D of the PA. Prototype creation and production were carried out through networked partnerships involving the community, private, and public entities, such as Purple Mai‘a (PM) and the University of Hawai‘i at West O ‘ahu (UHWO). 

Lessons learned were identified to inform the strategy and process for the development and delivery of final Stipulation VII work products. An additional objective of this work was to identify and demonstrate viable strategies for communities to sustain Stipulation VII-related initiatives that they chose to continue beyond the PA.