Rail

FTA to award Honolulu rail project $1.55B FFGA

Posted on November 20, 2012

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will sign a $1.55 billion full funding grant agreement (FFGA) with the City and County of Honolulu for its controversial light rail system by the end of this year.

“Today is truly a great day for the Honolulu rail project and the residents of Oahu as the FTA has informed Congress of its intention to sign the FFGA for $1.55 billion in federal money for the project,” said Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) Executive Director/CEO Dan Grabauskas. “Many people deserve a lot of credit for helping the rail project achieve this long-awaited milestone. We want to especially thank those on the federal level — the FTA, the Obama Administration and our Hawaii congressional delegation led by Sen. Inouye – who worked tirelessly and closely with the city over the years throughout this funding approval process.”

The signing of the FFGA 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.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Calif. High-Speed Rail CEO announces departure

Jeff Morales was named CEO in May 2012 and will work closely with the authority’s board to ensure the smooth transition of a successor. He will remain on board until June 2.

Siemens launches new business to digitalize the U.S. rail industry

Powered by software tools, the Digital Service business will help rail operators reduce unplanned downtime, improve operational efficiency, and enable improved business planning and performance, as well as generate energy and cost savings.

Metra to seek proposals for new railcars, engines

The exact number will depend on the responses to the RFP, the amount of funding available, and whether Metra can use financing alternatives, such as leasing, to maximize its funding.

Siemens diesel-electric locomotives to begin operation on Calif. train

The Charger clean diesel-electric locomotives are the first high-speed passenger locomotives to receive Tier IV emissions certification from the FRA.

Alstom delivers last of 22 Venezuelan metropolis trainsets

The Alstom-led consortium “Grupo de Empresas,” together with Colas Rail and Thales, subcontracted by Consorcio Linea 2, is responsible for the project, including engineering, integration, and commissioning of the electromechanical works on a turnkey basis.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close