Benefits of the elevated guideway include an exclusive right-of-way, free from street-level hazards such as cars, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other modes of transportation along the east-west corridor. Grade separation is also necessary to maintain and support the goal of having a consistent and reliable schedule because train vehicles are not subject to street-level congestion, which […]
Once the Civic Center Station terminus is reached, why not proceed at street level along King Street to Ala Moana and UH?
There are several reasons that a street-level rail system would not be feasible at this point of the Honolulu rail project, including: One significant reason is that the rail system is powered via a “third rail”, which is literally a separate rail that runs alongside the tracks. The trains receive electricity from the third rail, […]
The Downtown Utility Relocation project contractor, Frank V. Coluccio Construction Company (FVCCC), will be holding virtual Business and Community meeting on the second Wednesday of each month, at 6:00 pm. These meetings will be held virtually via Zoom and requires pre-registration. The public is welcome to sign-up for the FVCCC weekly eBlast: > Sign up […]
The purpose of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project is to provide high-capacity rapid transit in the highly congested east-west transportation corridor between Kapolei and UH Mānoa, as specified in the O‘ahu Regional Transportation Plan (ORTP) (O‘ahu MPO 2007). The Project is intended to provide faster, more reliable public transportation service in the study corridor than […]
How will residents of Central Oahu or North Shore use rail if the parking garage at Pearl Highlands is not built?
The planned 1,600-stall parking garage at the Pearl Highlands station will be deferred due to the excessive cost of building it at the originally planned location. However, HART and the City’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) are committed to working together to find an alternative location for a garage. Several potential options have been discussed […]
The goal is still for the rail project to reach Ala Moana Transit Center. When the temporary rail system terminus is at the Civic Center Station, enhanced bus service will be provided to get riders to their final destinations. The City’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) operates TheBus and Handi-Van and will also be operating […]
If a situation exists whereby the Project cannot be completed in accordance with the original approved plans (for example, a shortfall in identified funding necessary to complete the Project), a requirement of the Federal Grant Agreement between the City (HART) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is the submission of a Recovery Plan describing the […]
HART is optimistic about the future of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project (the Project). Construction on the first 10 miles of the Project is complete and final testing is underway. Hopefully, that portion of the Project will be open to the public in early 2023. Construction of the next 5 miles of the Project, from […]