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New plan to fill gap between Honolulu rail wheels and track

  • HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION
                                The state has approved a plan to hire non-Hawaii licensed welders for rail repairs. The half-inch gap between train wheels and tracks are shown above.

    HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION

    The state has approved a plan to hire non-Hawaii licensed welders for rail repairs. The half-inch gap between train wheels and tracks are shown above.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / MARCH 23
                                Lori Kahikina, interim CEO of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / MARCH 23

    Lori Kahikina, interim CEO of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation

  • HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION
                                Above, mismatched wheels and tracks force trains to slow at track crossings known as frogs.

    HONOLULU AUTHORITY FOR RAPID TRANSPORTATION

    Above, mismatched wheels and tracks force trains to slow at track crossings known as frogs.

Hawaii’s DCCA has granted a temporary exemption to allow welders without Hawaii licenses to make temporary repairs to fix the rail project’s too-narrow wheels and too-wide track junction. Read more

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