When local transit officials started planning Oahu's elevated rail project, they envisioned a flexible system that could run trains of two, three and four cars from the instant the rail line started operating — a way to adjust to growing ridership and periods of greater demand.
Local transit officials announced Tuesday they have awarded a $46.1 million contract to the consulting firm CH2M Hill Inc. to help oversee the next phase of Honolulu's rail project.
Plans for neighborhoods around the future 21 rail stations were unveiled at a symposium at the Blaisdell Center on Saturday. Officials are trying to get residents involved with designing the new communities, which will include more parks and bike lanes.
Architecture firm Perkins+Will said Wednesday that it opened its 24th worldwide office in Honolulu, to focus on work related to the city’s planned $5.16 billion rail transit project.
Honolulu rail officials report that the island's massive public transit project, which recently resumed construction, will receive a record influx of $63.8 million in general excise tax revenue for the quarter that ended Sept. 30.
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board of directors has approved spending $1.56 billion in contracts for construction and land acquisitions during the next fiscal year, the largest single-year budget to date for the city's $5.16 billion rail transit project.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and transit authority Executive Director Dan Grabauskas announced Tuesday the city has complied with a federal judge’s ruling last year that required additional study of the $5.3 billion rail project.