HONOLULU - The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation announced on Wednesday the Hawaiian names for nine rail stations on the Ewa end of the rail system, as recommended by the Hawaiian Station Naming Working Group.

The recommended names are as follows:

“These Hawaiian names for our stations help anchor the rail project in the root culture of our island,” said HART Executive Director and CEO Andrew Robbins. “HART extends a warm mahalo to the members of the working group for their dedication to this effort.”

“We embrace and shed light on the histories and the mo'olelo of the ahupua'a by giving these stations their Hawaiian names,” said Hawaiian Station Naming Working Group chairperson Mahealani Cypher.

The public is invited to share its stories, historic facts, and knowledge of significant events about the station names over the next month.  After 30 days, the group will meet to consider the public comments before finalizing the names and presenting them to HART for review and adoption.