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#Pamplona Honolulu performs first railcar test on track

#Pamplona Honolulu performs first railcar test on track

A rendering of a HART railcar. WAIPAHU, Hawaii — Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) officials took a railcar on a three-mile ride, towing it along a partly-built elevated guideway between the Waipahu Transit Center and the West Loch Station, reported U.S. News & World Report . As the train inched slowly toward the station, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell stood on the elevated guideway to watch along with rail officials and other politicians. The goal was to make sure there's enough clearance along the rail line for the train and there are no obstacles in its path. RELATED: Feds extend deadline for Honolulu recovery plan So far, HART has spent about $2.6 billion total, including more than $700 million in federal dollars, but the rail project faces a funding shortfall estimated at $1.5 billion to $3 billion. Caldwell had asked state lawmakers to allow the city o...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/rail/news/722668/honolulu-p...

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