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, […]
Businesses and community meetings are held monthly for the public to attend and learn more about HART’s ongoing projects. Dillingham Utilities Relocation Update meetings held every fourth Thursday of the month Downtown Utilities RelocationUpdate meetings held every second Wednesday of the month Airport Guideway and Stations Construction Update meetings held every fourth Thursday of the […]
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 […]
On September 30, 2022, it was announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) accepted HART’s 2022 Recovery Plan. The Recovery Plan was required by the FTA to document HART’s plans for the completion of the rail project within the amount of funding that is forecast to be available. With the approval of the Recovery Plan, […]