RFP for Honolulu rail P3

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for its transit P3.

The notice follows the board of directors’ unanimous vote in favour of entering into a P3 to complete the City Center Guideway and Stations, the Pearl Highlands Transit Center and Garage, as well as long-term operations and maintenance.

“We are extremely pleased that our board of directors has granted us this approval to move forward with a P3 initiative,” said HART executive director Andrew Robbins. “We believe that utilizing the skills, experience, and expertise of a private-sector partner will pay dividends and put us on a more solid track as far as delivering the Honolulu Rail Transit Project within our current budget while also adhering to our completion schedule.”

HART has teamed up with the City and County of Honolulu to issue the RFP for a partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the rail and stations. 

A non-mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on October 15, while responses to the RFP are due by December 21.