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8/17/2012



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Honolulu transit authority to add 800 seats to rail-car fleet


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The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART) plans to add 800 passenger seats to its rail-car fleet.

The addition, from 76 to 96 seats, will increase seating in each two-car train by more than 25 percent, HART officials said in a prepared statement. The change will maintain room for luggage, bikes and surfboards.

“The increased seating will be designed to enhance the riding experience and to increase passenger comfort,” said HART Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Daniel Grabauskas.

The cost for the additional seats will be covered by savings incurred from recent budget cuts, he said.

Currently under construction, the 20-mile Honolulu Rail Transit route will run from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center, with stops at major employment centers and tourist destinations.


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