I heard recently that there are cracks in some hammerheads. What is a Hammerhead?

A hammerhead is a cement “cap” that is built on the top of the rail guideway columns at the location of the rail stations. The hammerhead extends from the guideway column and supports the rail station platforms. About the cracks in the hammerheadsCracks in some of the hammerheads were first noticed in December 2018. The […]

Will steel plates be used on the road during the utilities relocation work and, if so, how will the noise made when vehicles drive over them be mitigated?

Yes, steel plates will likely be used in some areas. For example, HART’s contractor for the Downtown Utilities Relocation, Frank V. Coluccio Construction Company (FVCCC), will place cold mix asphalt around the edges of the steel plates to provide a smoother transition. Also, FVCCC will tack weld multiple road plates together to avoid an abrupt […]

When will construction of the rail Project be finished?

Construction of the Project’s first segment, from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium, is completed. Comprehensive testing is currently being performed in this segment of the Project and anticipated to be turned over to the City’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) by early next year for operation. Construction of the second segment from Aloha Stadium, past […]

What is Trial Running?

Trial Running began on August 29, 2022, and is the final series of testing before the rail system is ready to be put into operation. During testing, trains will be operational and moving along the tracks from Kualaka‘i (East Kapolei) Station to Hālawa (Aloha Stadium) Stations—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trial Running […]

What is the status of the wheel/rail issues?

In late 2020, it was discovered that there was a misalignment of the wheels and rails in the double-crossovers (also known as “frogs”) due to the wheels being too narrow. As a precaution, speed restrictions were put in place for all trains traveling through the double-crossovers. An independent industry expert was engaged to evaluate the […]

What is the Mauka Shift?

The Mauka Shift refers to a plan to move a section of the rail guideway from the center of Dillingham Boulevard to the mauka side of the street. This mauka shift saves time and money for the Project by eliminating the need to relocate certain utilities. Currently there is a complex web of electricity, water, […]