HART Awards Design Contract for Airport Section of Honolulu Rail Transit Route

HART Awards Design Contract for Airport Section of Honolulu
Rail Transit Route

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has
awarded a
$38.8 million contract with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. to
design the rail transit project’s airport section of the elevated
rail guideway.

AECOM is responsible for the design of the 5.2-mile portion of
the rail
guideway from Aloha Stadium to the Middle Street Transit Center in
Kalihi. The company was given notice to proceed on the contract and
is required to finish the design work by Spring 2013.

Following the scheduled completion of AECOM’s design work, a
construction contract will be put out to bid for the airport
section of the elevated guideway. Future contracts will also be
awarded for the design and construction of rail stations along that
particular segment of the rail route at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu
International Airport, Lagoon Drive and Middle Street.

“With construction already underway along the first half of the
rail route, the design contract for the airport portion of the rail
guideway will keep us on schedule in building the entire rail
system in a timely manner,” said Toru Hamayasu, HART’s interim
executive director and CEO.

Subcontractors for the contract, including some locally-based,
include KSF
Inc. Structural Engineering,Wilson Okamoto Corp., Yogi Kwong
Engineers LLC, Geolabs, Inc., Group 70 International Inc., PBR
Hawaii & Associates Inc., Scientific Consultant Services Inc.,
and T.Y. Lin Associates.

The 20-mile rail transit system from East Kapolei to Ala Moana
is expected to open in 2019.


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