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Background informationProject Created: October 15, 2009

Project Name: Honolulu Rail Transit Phase I
Year in Operation:
Sector: Transportation
Subsector: Transit
Status: Project Definition / Programming
Type: New Facility
Description: Phase I of a 20-mile elevated rail line to connect West Oahu to the Airport, to downtown Honolulu and through to Ala Moana Center, featuring electric, steel-wheel trains, with capacity to carry more than 6000 passengers per hour in each direction.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Bid Build
Is the project still active: Yes

Project Locations

Address: Honolulu International Airport
City: Honolulu
State: Hawaii
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

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Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

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Direct Cash Support

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From Public Sponsor of Project - Direct Expenditure of Appropriated Public Funds: $5.4 Billion dollar inflation adjusted estimate as of October 2009. A portion ($250 million) of the initial funding is expected to come from the Cty of Honolulu. A portionof the state's 1/2% GET surcharge will also be dedicated to fund the project. $15.5 million has been appropriated by Congress for the planning phase, and another $20 million for preliminary engineering and planning is in the pipepline of appropriations from Congress. Annual O&M costs of $68 million (for initial phase) will come from city appropriations, defrayed in part (30%) by fare receipts.

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From Other Public Entities - Direct Grant of Appropriated Public Funds: FTA is expected to provide the balance of funding through grants from the Federal Transit Administration's New Starts program.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Construction Manager At Risk Variants: Public Sponsor contracts with Construction Contractor after Design is Complete.

Procurement Approach

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Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

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Initial Design and Construction

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: October 15, 2009
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$2-10 Billion US
$2-10 Billion US


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