Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)

Honolulu, HI 96813


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1099 Alakea Street, 17th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

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Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART)
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To provide an efficient and reliable transportation alternative for Honolulu's congested urban corridor, the Honolulu Rail Transit Project was established in 2005, with the support of federal, state and local officials. 

Products and Press Releases


Honolulu, HART, FTA finalize Amended FFGA, secure remaining $744 million for rail project

Feb. 8, 2024
The signing of the amended FFGA releases $125 million from the remaining $744 million promised in the original agreement, with the next installment of $250 million coming later...

Penultimate HART train arrives at Honolulu Harbor

May 12, 2023
With the arrival of Train 2, the vehicle portion of HART’s rail system is nearly complete, with the final train expected to arrive within the next year.
HART began trial running its system from Kualaka‘i (East Kapolei) Station to Hālawa (Aloha Stadium) Station on Aug. 29, 2022.

HART begins trial running on Honolulu rail line

Aug. 31, 2022
This the final phase of testing before the line is ready for operation.

HART’s latest audit reports show millions in savings

Aug. 1, 2022
HART successfully completed the city auditor’s nine recommendations, resulting in $165 million in savings.

Honolulu Rail Recovery Plan advances at city council

May 31, 2022
The plan proposes a contractual amendment to the Full Funding Grant Agreement and a truncated scope to keep the overall cost to complete the rail system under $10 billion.
Matthew Scanlon, HART director of construction

HART names Matthew Scanlon as director of construction

Nov. 29, 2021
Scanlon will oversee construction management of the HART rail project.
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Honolulu Gets First Look at New Transit System Rail Cars

Honolulu’s Train # 1 was unveiled to the residents of the city at the Rail Operations & Control Center of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART).
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Honolulu 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...
The Honolulu City Council has taken actions to allow the issuance of commercial paper notes to help HART with short term cash flow.

Honolulu Approves Borrowing Plan, Advances Surcharge Extension

Nov. 30, 2015
Chair Martin and the Honolulu City Council have taken action that will help HART with its short term cash flow needs. The council approved legislation that enables the city to...
Terri Fujii was selected from a field of 10 candidates to serve on the HART Board.

HART Board Selects New Member

Sept. 28, 2015
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation's Board of Directors has approved the selection of local accountant Terri Fujii to fill a vacant seat on the agency's board. "Terri...

Articles & News

Hitachi Rail
The Honolulu rail system, Skyline, opened for service on June 30.

Honolulu’s Skyline opens for service

July 3, 2023
The 11-mile first phase of the project will connect riders between Kualakaʻi (East Kapolei) Station and Hālawa (Aloha Stadium) Station with two additional phases planned to extend...
An aerial view of the Kualakai - East Kapolei station, one of nine new rail stations that were built as part of the Honolulu rail project.

HART turns rail project over to the City and County of Honolulu

June 12, 2023
The rail system will debut on June 30 with service along a 10.75-mile segment.
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Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi at a May 10 press conference announcing the opening date of the city's rail transit line will be June 30.

Honolulu’s rail line will open June 30

May 22, 2023
The first nine stations will connect East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium with two planned extensions in 2025 and 2031.
HART will receive an additional $63.8 million in federal funding for its rail project to cover inflationary costs.

HART rail project to receive additional $64 million in federal funding

Dec. 22, 2022
Sen. Brian Schatz said the funding for the rail project would cover inflationary cost increases.
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HART's September 2022 flyover video: Hō‘ae‘ae station from above.

Honolulu rail project remains eligible for federal funds with FTA approval of recovery plan

Oct. 3, 2022
The recovery plan hinges on the results of an environmental review assessing the proposed revised scope of the project and a portion of federal funds will be held until a key ...
Stantec Consulting
Part of the elevated guideway for the HART rail project under construction in Honolulu. [Stantec]

HART extends Stantec’s contract for rail project

The firm will provide construction engineering and inspection services for the east section of the rail project through 2026 with a possible five-year extension to project completion...
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Welder Preston Krone of Morrison Metalweld Process Corp. working on a frog.

HART completes track modification to fix tight gage at five double crossovers

April 21, 2022
With the modification to the trackwork complete, the agency will begin running trial trains over the first segment of the rail system.

Videos & Resources

HART Construction Progress Video - September 2016

HART Construction Progress Video - September 2016

Sept. 12, 2016
A look at the construction progress for the Honolulu rail project from June to mid-August 2016.

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About 3,290 segments have been cast, in preparation for guideway construction.

HART Completes 4 Miles of Elevated Guideway

Sept. 14, 2015
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has achieved another milestone with the completion of four miles of the system's elevated guideway. Crews have now constructed...
You can view the brochure and download the Shop and Dine on the Line card at www.shopanddineontheline.com.

HART Introduces Shop and Dine Program

Aug. 31, 2015
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) is encouraging residents and visitors alike to support local businesses during rail construction. HART has created a free program...

Rail Project Job Numbers Continue to Increase

Aug. 22, 2014
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation on Aug. 21 announced an increase in its latest job figures related to the rail project.