HART is confident about one thing as it extends light rail contract with Stantec

Written by RT&S Staff
Major utility work is ready to take place on HART’s light rail project.

Stantec will be in Hawaii a little longer following the extension of its contract with Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART).

Stantec is currently handling construction and engineering services for the light-rail line that will feature the first driverless system in the U.S. The five-year extension is worth $119 million and will keep Stantec in charge through 2026, with the possibility of another extension to complete the project in 2031.

Stantec will continue to assist with construction management and project delivery for the light rail guideway, stations, and utility relocation. The 20-mile light rail line will connect West Oahu to the Honolulu International Airport, downtown Honolulu, and the Ala Moana Center.

“We are extremely proud of the work we are doing, and this effort is essential to delivering the project for the people of Hawaii,” said Brian Norris, Stantec’s project manager and transportation business line leader.

“Light rail is an essential part of improving transportation in Hawaii and reaching our climate goals,” said Lori Kahikina, executive director and CEO of HART. “Providing a connecting spine through downtown, important transit centers, and the airport will vastly improve our transit system. Stantec has been with us from the early days, and we value their expertise and longstanding service in delivering the project.”

The project, however, has been marred in controversy for years, including the latest decision to cut the line short of its original distance.

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