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Sept. 19: Is HART on Track?

  • Prince Waikiki 100 Holomoana Street Honolulu, HI, 96815 United States (map)


Andrew Robbins is currently HART’s Executive Director and CEO, leading the elevated rail line project in Hawaii, a project which has seen its price tag rise to more than $9 billion from about $5 billion. Most overruns predate Mr. Robbins, who is the sixth person to lead the project.

  • What are the chances that the entire rail line will be finished by the current 2025 projection?

  • Does Mr. Robbins expect costs to exceed the current projection of $9.02 billion?

  • What does Mr. Robbins believe the impact the new transit rail system will have on helping to alleviate longtime traffic congestion on Oahu?

Andrew Robbins is the Executive Director and CEO of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), a position he has held since September of 2017. Mr. Robbins is a seasoned rail transit executive with substantial experience in public passenger urban rail, rail equipment, infrastructure, construction management, systems integration and airport transit. His specialty is in driverless transit systems, similar to the one HART is building. Mr. Robbins is a Past Chair of the American Public Transportation (APTA) Automated Transit Technical Forum and he holds a B.S.E.E. degree with a minor in Urban Studies from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) and an M.S.I.E. degree in Engineering Management from the University of Pittsburgh.


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