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CONTRACT AWARD FOR RAIL SYSTEM’S MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE FACILITY SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW BUDGET
(Thurs., June 24, 2010) — Mayor Mufi Hannemann announced today the contract to design and build the Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project has been awarded to a joint venture of Kiewit/Kobayashi.
“I congratulate the winning team. Their proposal was scored highest by the selection committee and offers the best value to taxpayers,” said Mayor Hannemann.
The MSF contract award is approximately $195 million. This is about $60 million less than budgeted for the MSF.
Mayor Hannemann noted that with this announcement, the City has awarded rail contracts that are $150 million less than budgeted. “I am being fiscally prudent and taking advantage of the favorable bidding climate to reduce our construction costs. I am hopeful this trend will continue and we could see additional savings this year for the
The MSF will be built on 43-acres next to
The City requires the MSF to have green, environmentally friendly buildings. Sustainable features will include: