What are the benefits of an elevated guideway?

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 […]

How do I receive regular Project updates and traffic notifications?

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 […]

What is the purpose of the Project?

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 […]

If the rail system stops short of Ala Moana, how will I get to my final destination?

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 […]

What is a Recovery Plan?

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 […]

What are HART’s plans for moving forward with the Project?

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 […]