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Honolulu’s rail will be ready to run by Oct. 20, HART chief Andrew Robbins says

  • Video by Mindy Pennybacker & Dennis Oda. Edited by Chelsee Yee

    The first 10 miles of the Honolulu rail system will be completed and operational by October 20. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) CEO and executive director Andrew Robbins announced the earlier deadline at a press conference overlooking the Halaulani Rail Station at Leeward Community College on Wednesday.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                <strong>“The first 10 miles, from East Kapolei through this area (Halaulani Rail Station) to Aloha Stadium, the target date to have it ready is 10/20.”</strong>
                                <strong>Andrew Robbins</strong>
                                <em>The executive director and CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is pictured above at Wednesday’s news conference at the Halaulani Rail Station at Leeward Community College</em>

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    “The first 10 miles, from East Kapolei through this area (Halaulani Rail Station) to Aloha Stadium, the target date to have it ready is 10/20.”

    Andrew Robbins

    The executive director and CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is pictured above at Wednesday’s news conference at the Halaulani Rail Station at Leeward Community College

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                                <strong>“If the system is really ready to be used in October, then we can talk about perhaps taking some of that budget and applying it for earlier service.”</strong>
                                <strong>Wes Frysztacki</strong>
                                <em>Director, city Department of Transportation Services</em>

    STAR-ADVERTISER

    “If the system is really ready to be used in October, then we can talk about perhaps taking some of that budget and applying it for earlier service.”

    Wes Frysztacki

    Director, city Department of Transportation Services

Not only will the first 10 miles of the Honolulu rail system be completed by December 2020 as predicted, but it will be ready to run three months earlier, by Oct. 20, announced a sanguine Andrew Robbins, executive director and CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, at a Wednesday press conference overlooking the Halaulani Rail Station at Leeward Community College. Read more

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