Ansaldo Honolulu Joint Venture, a consortium comprising Finmeccanica companies Ansaldo STS (STS.MI) and AnsaldoBreda, has signed a contract with HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation) to supply the technology and vehicles for the new driverless metro line for the City of Honolulu (State of Hawaii).
The contract, worth a total of USD 1,334 million (net of Hawaiian GET tax), is for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the new line for the city of Honolulu, which will be around 32 kilometres long and have 21 stations; Ansaldo STS’ share of the deal comes to USD 1,136 million and that of AnsaldoBreda to USD 198 million.
The design and construction work is scheduled to take eight years, with the first stretch of track being operated and maintained from 2015 onwards and the whole line from 2019 to 2029.
This is the tenth project for Ansaldo STS’ Transportation Solutions Unit based on the modern metro system with driverless trains and unmanned stations that operates in four Italian cities and six elsewhere in the world.
“Ansaldo STS is proud to have signed this important contract, whose value is the highest in our history. Our company has a proven tradition of delivering highly successful state-of-the-art rail systems around the world and we are fully ready to immediately get to work to honour our commitment” - Sergio De Luca, CEO of Ansaldo STS, stated.
Also in US today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Honolulu.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
Honolulu.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.