September 18, 2013
The project had been on hold for one year. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation expects to open a 10-mile portion of the rail system in about four years. There is still a lawsuit filed against the project in federal court.
June 5, 2013
Expedited for Aug. 15 at the appeals court in San Francisco. However, the delayed project is still on schedule to resume construction in September after gaining approval of its archaeological surveys.
May 16, 2013
Will highlight work created by artists who have a strong understanding of and affinity for Hawaii’s history and culture. The art will be displayed at the 21 stations along the rail route and at the train control center in Waipahu.
April 12, 2013
The move to integrate the two transit systems could save money but also cut positions.
March 11, 2013
Monies are part of $255 million in federal funds currently available for the Honolulu rail transit project this fiscal year. The project to date has $320 million available in federal funds under the Full Funding Grant Agreement.
February 27, 2013
The overall project has an estimated construction value of $5.17 billion and will run 20 miles in its entirety, from Kapolei to Honolulu’s Ala Moana Shopping Center. It is slated to open during 2019.
December 20, 2012
The funding agreement seals the federal commitment to the project — a 20-mile rail line with 21 rail stations.
November 20, 2012
Signing is the final step of the FTA’s New Starts federal funding process for new rail systems, and makes available $200 million to the Honolulu rail project for fiscal year 2012.
October 31, 2012
The latest shift in public support, with half of surveyed voters now on board with the project, comes primarily from Filipino-Americans and working-age voters. Three months ago, only 44% of Oahu voters polled said work on the project should continue.
October 17, 2012
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO told the City Council that the agency bases the figure on contractor delay claims, change orders and new expenses tied to the court-ordered construction shutdown of the rail project.
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