Hart Awards Contract for Rail’s Next 5 Miles and 4 Stations

Kapolei Rail Transit
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) today awarded the  Design-Build contract for the Honolulu rail project’s Airport Guideway and Stations to Shimmick Traylor Granite Joint Venture.

The awarded contract amount of $874,750,000 includes design and construction of  5.2 miles of elevated rail guideway and 4 rail stations.

HART requested proposals for the project in April of 2015 with a price range of  $750 million to $875 million.

“We’re certainly encouraged that the contract price falls within the range we estimated,” said HART Executive Director and CEO Dan Grabauskas. “We’ve been concentrating on the rail system’s first ten miles for several years, and now we look forward to building the next five miles of our project, and the four rail stations that go with them. We’re making real progress on a project that will deliver an affordable transportation option for our city’s working families.”

The Airport Guideway runs from near the Aloha Stadium to the Middle Street Transit Center Station.  In addition to the Middle Street station, the project also includes the Lagoon Drive Station, the Pearl Harbor Naval Base Station and the Honolulu International Airport Station.