AECOM Technical Services, a subsidiary of AECOM Technology, has won a $43.9m contract from the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) to provide design services for a portion of the Honolulu elevated-rail project in Hawaii.
Under the deal, the company will design the 3.9-mile City Centre Section, which is the fourth and final segment of the $5.17bn Honolulu rail transit project.
The contract will also cover the structural and civil design aspects of the elevated guideway, except for the stations and system components.
The whole transit project involves the construction of a 20.1-mile elevated rail line running from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center, passing through Honolulu International Airport.
Scheduled to open in 2019, the line will serve 21 stations in communities including Waipahu, Pearl City, Aiea, Kalihi, Chinatown, Downtown Honolulu and Kakaako.
New stations will be built at busy hub locations such as UH-West Oahu, Leeward Community College, Pearl Highlands, Pearlridge, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu International Airport and Honolulu Community College.
The project is planned to be completed in four design and construction phases, with the first phase covering the portion between East Kapolei and Pearl Highlands, including the construction of a maintenance storage facility and yard.
The second phase will be built from Pearl Highlands to Aloha Stadium, while the third will be constructed from Aloha Stadium to Middle Street, and the final will continue to the Ala Moana Center.
Earlier in December 2012, the US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) signed a full funding grant agreement (FFGA) with HART to provide $1.55bn in federal funds for the rail project.