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.
  • Trial Running continues to make positive progress: Trial Running is a comprehensive series of testing to ensure that all aspects of the trains, stations, communication systems and operating personnel are ready for operations.
  • After the Trial Running testing phase is completed, Segment 1 will be transferred to DTS for the initial opening of rail service.

Segment 2

Airport Guideway and Stations (AGS) Aloha Stadium to the Middle Street-Kalihi Transit Center

  • The next 5.2 miles of the rail guideway construction and trackwork are complete.
  • The construction work on the four stations in this segment is nearly complete: Makalapa (Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam) Station, Lelepaua (Daniel K. Inouye International Airport) Station, Āhua (Lagoon Drive) Station and Kahauiki (Middle Street-Kalihi Transit Center) Station.

Segment 3

City Center Guideway and Stations (CCGS) Middle Street-Kalihi Transit Center to Civic Center Station 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 is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023. HART anticipates awarding the CCGS contract by April 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, Niehelewai (Honolulu Community College-Kapālama) Station, Kūwili (Iwilei) Station, Hōlau (Chinatown) Station, Kuloloia (Downtown) Station, Kaʻākaukukui (Civic Center) Station

HART 2022 Recovery Plan

HART’s 2022 Recovery Plan was submitted to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and accepted on September 30, 2022. The Recovery Plan proposed a truncated project scope with a temporary terminus at the (Kaʻākaukukui) Civic Center Station.

The next steps will be to conclude an environmental reevaluation of the truncated scope and to amend the original Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) to incorporate the Recovery Plan’s truncated scope and financial plan. A future segment from the Civic Center Station to the Ala Moana Transit Center will address the final 1.25 miles of guideway, the Kūkuluaeʻo (Kaka’ako) and the Kālia (Ala Moana Center) Stations in a separate phase of the Project.

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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

Overall Project Progress percentage below is based on the latest Estimate at Completion and the March 2031 Operational Readiness date.

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