Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project

Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Client Name: PB Americas
Date Completed: 2010
Construction Cost: $4,500,000 (fee)
Disciplines Applied: Surveying & MappingWater & Wastewater EngineeringPlanning & Permitting

Project Description:

The City and County of Honolulu, Department of Transportation Services (DTS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA), is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and performing Preliminary Engineering (PE) to evaluate alternatives that would provide high-capacity transit service on Oahu. The project study area is the travel corridor between Kapolei and the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa). The east-west length of the corridor is approximately 23 miles. The north-south width is at most 4 miles because much of the corridor is bounded by the Koolau and Waianae Mountain Ranges to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south.

As a subconsultant to PB Americas, Inc., RMTC is responsible for the PE effort for Segment A, the future segment from Kalaeloa to East Kapolei; and Segment F, Salt Lake Boulevard; and the alternative segment to the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). In addition to being responsible for gathering existing utility information along the entire route, RMTC will perform the utility and civil relocation portion of the PE effort for Segments B and C, from East Kapolei to Pearl City, and Segment G, from Iwilei to Ala Moana Shopping Center.

RMTC is responsible for First Order Leveling of the project’s survey controls, boundary surveys and supplementary topographic information for Segments B, C and F and ground and aerial topographic mapping of the HNL segment. The supplementary topographic information will assist in the utility and civil relocation effort of the Preliminary Engineering.