April 2, 2014
The city has finished constructing one mile of streetcar track, despite a three-week project shutdown in December while the project was at risk of being canceled. Additionally, work was stalled at times in January and February, due to extreme winter temperatures.
March 19, 2014
Nearly half of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s 1,042 workers are employed by Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., building the rail’s columns and guideways, and 188 of them are working for Ansaldo Honolulu Joint Venture, designing the railcars and system.
November 6, 2013
Recommended that its board of directors move forward with a proposal from Graham, Balfour Beatty, Hamon Constructors to design and build the North Metro Rail Line to 124th Avenue. The proposal commits to completing construction of the line to 124th by January 2018.
October 16, 2013
Layne Christensen Co.’s Geoconstruction division received a contract from Tutor Perini Corp. to build the foundation for three underground subway stations. The two-year contract is scheduled to start in early 2014.
The first dozen pieces of track were installed outside Music Hall. MPD, the construction contractor, will adjust the rails to align to specifications over the next two weeks.
September 18, 2013
The state needs a few more months to buy more land and equipment, finish designs and hire workers. California High-Speed Rail Authority officials say they are on schedule, having started prep work, such as testing soil and surveying land one month ago.
June 17, 2013
The numbers include not only riders on buses and trains, but also on paratransit and rideshare van service.
March 4, 2013
After a competitive bidding process following an unsolicited proposal by Kiewit Infrastructure Co., the RTD board of directors awarded a contract to Kiewit in July 2012 to complete the full I-225 Rail Line by the end of 2015. The line will open in 2016 after about six months of testing.
October 10, 2012
The agreement helps lower overtime costs by allowing the CTA to more efficiently run three consecutive work shifts at regular time, instead of overtime. The new work rules also lower the number of required workers on the afternoon shift, which includes the afternoon rush hour and is typically the least-efficient shift.
February 8, 2012
The FTA says the city may spend $184.7 million to start building the foundation and pillars along the first segment of the Honolulu rail transit route.
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