Bombardier exec to head Honolulu transit

Former Bombardier Transportation executive Andrew Robbins has been named executive director and chief executive of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.

Prototype HART trainset unveiled

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) on May 2, 2016 publicly unveiled the prototype four-car driverless trainset for the new Honolulu Metro, which is schedule to open in about two years.

HART taps INIT for smart card, mobile ticket system

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) and the City’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) have partnered with INIT for the implementation of a smart card and mobile ticketing solution for use across TheBus and the Honolulu rail transit systems.

First Honolulu Metro cars delivered

The first two vehicles from a fleet of 20 four-car driverless trains being built by Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) for the Honolulu Metro arrived in Hawaii on March 24, 2016.

HART CEO Grabauskas named APTA representative to UTIP

APTA (American Public Transportation Association) has named HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation) Executive Director and CEO Daniel A. Grabauskas as U.S./North America representative to the policy board of the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) for the 2015-2017 term.

Honolulu rail station bids run high again

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) unsealed bids Tuesday, March 10, 2015, for rail station construction of its 20-mile rapid transit line, and found targeted costs running higher than anticipated.

Honolulu project faces short-term fiscal shortfall

Honolulu City Council members have deferred a resolution assuring short-term bond financing for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)’s 20-mile elevated rapid transit line, now under construction.

Track construction under way on Honolulu metro

Track construction has started on the $ 5.16 billion HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation) 20-mile, 21-station Honolulu Rail Transit rapid transit system on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, with initial work focusing on the area around Hoopili station in Ewa.