Construction Overview

The Honolulu Rail Transit Project, excluding park-and-ride facilities, is currently separated into three segments.

Operating Segments

Honolulu Rail Segment Map

Segment 1

West Side Stations and Guideway (WSSG) East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium

  • The first nine stations, 10 miles of the guideway, are complete: Kaualakaʻi (East Kapolei) Station, Keoneʻae (UH-West Oahu) Station, Honouliuli (Hoʻopili) Station, Hōʻaeʻae (West Loch) Station, Pouhala (Waipahu Transit Center) Station, Hālaulani (Leeward Community College) Station, Waiawa (Pearl Highlands) Station, Kalauao (Pearlridge) Station and Hālawa (Aloha Stadium) Station.
  • On June 9, 2023 HART transferred 10.75 miles of guideway, 9 stations, the 43-acre Rail Operations Center, and 12 four-car trains to City’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS). The Honolulu rail system, officially named the Skyline, opened on June 30, 2023.

For information on rail fares, schedules, safety, and operational questions, visit the Department of Transportation Services website. Skyline Hotline: 808-848-5555

Segment 2

Airport Guideway and Stations (AGS) Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to the Middle Street Transit Center

  • 5.2 miles of the rail guideway construction and trackwork is complete.
  • Construction of the four stations in this segment is expected to be sustainably complete in the second quarter 2024.
    The stations include Makalapa (Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam) Station, Lelepaua (Daniel K. Inouye International Airport) Station, Āhua (Lagoon Drive) Station, and Kahauiki (Middle Street) Station.
  • Installation activities for the core systems, which include power cables, communications systems, and signaling equipment have begun.
  • Anticipated transfer to DTS in late 2025 for the opening of service.

Segment 3

City Center Guideway and Stations (CCGS) Kalihi to Civic Center in Kakaako

  • Utilities Relocation work is currently underway along Dillingham Boulevard and through the Downtown area.
  • The major scope elements for utility relocation include the movement of storm drainage facilities, sewer facilities, water main, gas/fuel, electrical and communications infrastructure, and roadway improvements to facilitate the installation of the guideway columns in the subsequent phase of work.
  • In conjunction with the utilities relocation and the subsequent guideway construction on Dillingham Boulevard, HART decided in 2021 to shift a portion of the alignment to the “mauka” (or mountain) side of the street. This plan is referred to as the “Mauka Shift.” The Mauka Shift will significantly reduce the amount of the utilities that need to be relocated in the area and minimize the construction duration.

Contracts and Timelines

Downtown Utilities Relocation:
This project is underway from Ka’aahi Street to Cooke Street, along Nimitz Highway and Halekauwila Street, ending at the intersection of Coral Street and Halekauwila Street. The contract was awarded to Frank V. Coluccio Construction Company, Inc. (FVCCC).

Dillingham Utilities Relocation:

Work is ongoing in the Kalihi-Palama area, beginning on Kamehameha Highway between Middle Street and Laumaka Street to the corner of Dillingham Boulevard and Kaaahi Street. The contract was awarded to Nan, Inc., and a Notice to Proceed was issued in October 2022.

City Center Guideway and Stations Design-Build Contract:

  • Procurement schedule anticipates notice of award as early August 2024 and anticipated contract execution and Notice to Proceed (NTP) in late August 2024.
  • Once the utility relocation work is complete, the remaining construction of the elevated guideway and six stations from east of the Middle Street-Kalihi Transit Center Station to the Civic Center Station work can begin.
    • Mokauea (Kalihi) Station, Niuhelewai (Honolulu Community College-Kapālama) Station, Kūwili (Iwilei) Station, Hōlau (Chinatown) Station, Kuloloia (Downtown) Station, Kaʻākaukukui (Civic Center) Station

Join Business and Community Meetings to learn more about the utility relocation projects. Visit our webpage for the latest information.

HART 2022 Recovery Plan

HART’s 2022 Recovery Plan proposed an amendment to the original Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA), a contract between the City and County of Honolulu and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) executed in 2012. The initial FFGA provided $1.55 billion in federal funding and outlined the project scope, 20 miles and 21 stations from East Kapolei to Ala Moana. However, when the project encountered challenges, HART submitted a 2022 Recovery Plan to the FTA, which proposed to truncate the project scope from the original 20 miles and 21 stations to 18.9 miles and 19 stations from the East Kapolei Station to the Civic Center Station; the FTA accepted this plan in September 2022.

The 2022 Recovery Plan also proposed the deferral of the Pearl Highlands Parking Garage. The scope change required an amendment to the Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA), which was necessary to maintain the funding needed to complete the remainder of the project.

Throughout 2023, HART collaborated with the FTA on amending the FFGA document, requiring approvals from various entities such as the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Congress, Governor’s Office, HART Board, City Council Committee on Budget, and Full City Council. By February 2024, the FFGA was executed, enabling the release of $125 million of the remaining $744 million federal funds, marking a significant milestone — the first appropriation from the FFGA in almost ten years.

Traffic Updates and Alerts

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Construction Notices

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Historic & Cultural Preservation

HART’s practices recognize the unique cultural qualities of Hawaii, both regionally as well as at the neighborhood level.  Our proactive sustainability efforts will highlight and preserve our ‘aina for future generations.

HART and Sustainability

Transit-oriented development (TOD) promotes the use of transit, walking, cycling, and reduced dependence on the private automobile through high-density commercial and residential development near high quality transit nodes, such as rail stations.

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Project Status

The Overall Construction and Design Project Progress is based on the Estimate at Completion for the 2022 Recovery Plan scope to Ka‘ākaukukui (Civic Center) Station and the March 2031 Operational Readiness date.

Segment 1 Rail Now Open

For information on rail fares, schedules, safety, and operational questions, visit the Department of Transportation Services website. Skyline Hotline: 808-848-5555

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