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Delivering Measurable Results


Rail Transit

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Department of Transportation Services + Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is responsible for the design and construction of a fully-automated rail system that will link key employment centers, visitors destinations, and residential communities along the south shore of the island of Oʻahu. The City & County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services operates Skyline.

Passenger service for Skyline from Kualakaʻi/East Kapolei to Hālawa/Aloha Stadium station started in June 2023 with the Airport extension through Kahauiki/Middle Street station estimated to begin operations in mid-2025 and the City Center extension through Kaʻākaukukui/Civic Center station expected to begin operation in 2031.


Since 2009, Māmaka has worked on the Honolulu rail transit project offering a variety of services in various capacities, partnering with the City & County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services during the planning phase of the project and continuing on the project in working with the HART upon the agency's inception. Māmaka offers exceptional institutional knowledge and is proud to support mobility and transportation equity.


Hotline + Call Answering

Outreach + Canvassing

Rights + Stakeholder Identification + Consultation

Websites + Social Media

Meetings + Events

Transcribing + Translation

Public Involvement

Māmaka planned and managed dozens of stakeholder and community meetings, workshops, public hearings and other events including the project's 2011 ceremonial groundbreaking; supported public involvement and outreach efforts that included generating traffic, construction and informational communications, preparing public and legal notices, securing media buys, canvassing thousands of businesses and residents along the project's 20-mile corridor, and managing the production and distribution of over 100,000 direct-mail pieces. Māmaka managed customer service and the project’s 24-hour hotline including the development of policies, procedures, and manuals, incident reporting and dispatch, investigations, monitoring, and resolutions. Māmaka served as Administrator for archival and active integrated public information and comment management database systems linked to outreach and canvassing efforts, inquiries via, social media, project website, community meetings, and mail. Māmaka assisted with business and residential mitigation that included the development, implementation and management of HART’s Shop & Dine on the Line, and Shop, Dine & Shuttle programs. Māmaka also served on the development team for the project website, administering the website and social media.

Environmental Planning

Māmaka assisted with environmental compliance, NHPA Section 106 consultation, and with preparation of Draft, Final and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements; coordinated with internal and external stakeholders including recognized descendants, Native Hawaiian and historic preservation organizations to ensure the protection of cultural and historic resources. Māmaka developed and managed the project’s Section 106 Programmatic Agreement Implementation Schedule, which monitors hundreds of project-wide environmental mitigation measures, deliverables, and environmental compliance. Māmaka assisted with the archaeological inventory survey fieldwork and in the preparation of AIS plans and reports including the development of a cultural monitoring program, burial protocol, and treatment plans, and communications including legal notices and weekly archaeological data recovery updates, and ʻiwi kūpuna discoveries notifications.


Māmaka independently managed the project’s Planning website and historic properties web application concurrently  administering document control for the Planning & Environmental division – developing and implementing forms, plans, policies and procedures, and managing hardcopy and electronic deliverables and transmittals; coordinated internal and external surveillances and audits, identifying opportunities for improvement; compiled, indexed, and managed HART’s Administrative Record for State and Federal lawsuits comprising over 150,000 pages of documentation; reviewed Environmental Site Assessments and HazMat studies to support right-of-way and parcel acquisitions; assisted with permitting including preparation of Noise & Vibration Mitigation Plans for the WOFH, KHG, and Airport sections of the project, and for the Rail Operations Center; independently conducted the Before & After Parking Study for areas surrounding the West Loch, Leeward Community College, and Waipahu Transit Center rail stations; supported historic resources preservation efforts including the preparation of historic american buildings survey, historic american engineering record, historic american landscapes survey, and national register of historic preservation nominations.


Freeway + Highway Improvements

Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation manages all public airports, commercial harbors and Hawaiʻi's highway system. Since 2014, Māmaka has offered a range of services on various HDOT projects - supporting mobility and transportation equity in Hawaiʻi.

Kalanianaʻole Highway Improvements

Māmaka provides public relations and communications services for the Kalanianaʻole Highway Improvements project in Waimānalo where the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation continues improvements from Poalima Street to Makai Pier. Work began in January 2022 and continues through 2024. Work is being done in phases to alleviate traffic impacts and includes road resurfacing, pavement reconstruction, upgrading of existing guardrails, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bus pullouts, walkway resurfacing, pavement marking and signage, drainage, and other improvements.


Māmaka developed and maintains the project website, has disseminated public notices and provides public relations and community outreach including coordination with the neighborhood board and elected officials.


Public Information + Communications

Stakeholder Consultation

Websites + Social Media

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H1 Freeway PCP Rehabilitation

HDOT rehabilitated the H-1 Freeway shoulder, eastbound and westbound lanes in ʻAiea and Pearl City using a precast concrete pavement method proven to efficiently and effectively repair highways. Over 1,200 PCP panels were installed on the H-1 Freeway between Waimalu and Hālawa; other improvements included widening of shoulder lanes, highway lighting replacements, drainage and safety upgrades. During the planning phase of the project, Māmaka provided public information and communications services that included data collection, video and photo documentation of the PCP method. Public awareness activities included traffic notices, outreach, and an internet-based survey of H-1 commuters. The ʻAiea and Waimalu projects are complete, and this precast method is now being used for rehabilitation projects on the H1, H2 and H3 Freeways on Oʻahu.


Public Information + Communications

Recordation + Documentation

Photography + Videography