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HART Request to Establish Sustainability & Resiliency Policies Approved by Its Board of Directors

The Board also approves a near $6 million credit to the Project

The HART Board of Directors today adopted a Sustainability and Resiliency Policy that will establish environmental stewardship, sustainability, and resiliency as key factors in the strategies, plans, decisions, and business practices of HART.

The policy also reaffirms HART’s commitment to developing a sustainable rapid transit system to meet the mobility needs of both present and future generations while fostering the environmental, economic and social well-being of residents and visitors on the island of Oahu.

HART is committed to set the standard in sustainable mobility with the goals of meeting or exceeding compliance with all environmental laws, developing the most sustainable and resilient rail transit system possible, and integrating the transit project into livable communities that connect natural, human, and cultural resources.

Furthermore, HART is also committed to advancing the values of environmental stewardship, sustainable mobility, and resiliency as an organization, employer, and member of the overall community.

In other action, the Board approved a change order to cancel a portion of the contract executed between HART and contractor Shimmick/Traylor/Granite Joint Venture. The approval means HART will be credited just over $5.7 million in cost savings. HART and Hawaiian Electric determined that certain electrical work along the Airport Guideway and Stations Section of the Project could be eliminated, which resulted in the savings to the project.

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