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Sumitomo Files Appeal with DCCA
Press Release 6/30/11

We are confident that we will prevail and we respect the appeal process, and look forward to an impartial review and outcome by the DCCA.” Gino Antoniello, Sumitomo Vice President of Transportation Systems & Equipment

It's a go! - A ceremony marks the start of Honolulu's rail transit system
Star-Advertiser 2/23/11

It's not just about the short-term jobs. It's also about all the construction, all the development and all the smart growth that's going to happen in this area and along the rail line. - Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz

Obama includes Honolulu rail project in budget 2/15/11

We have debated and planned this project for decades and the time to act is now. - Senator Inouye

Council approves permit for city's rail project
Star-Advertiser 1/26/11

Initial work is due to begin soon with the moving of utilities and preparation of sites for the eventual construction of an elevated rail guideway.

Honolulu's Rail Project hiring
KHON2 1/19/11

With Honolulu's Rail Transit Project cleared for construction, job-seekers lined up today hoping to score one of the thousands of rail-related jobs.

Rail gets OK to break ground
Star-Advertiser 1/19/11

The FTA issued a "record of decision" yesterday, which indicates the project met all the requirements of the environmental review process

Careers in Rail Excite UH Engineering Students 10/16/09

The strong turnout of students at an informational session hosted by the Sumitomo-led rail transit consortium... reflected the interest that engineering students have in Honolulu's proposed rail system and what it will mean to their careers.

Dubai unveils $7.6-billion mass-transit rail system
Los Angeles Times 9/10/09

The United Arab Emirates city is emphasizing the public transportation system's luxuriousness, such as VIP cars...

Dubai Metro Rail Starts to Roll as Economy Skids
Wall Street Journal 9/9/09

Dubai’s ruler will open the first line of a driverless, air-conditioned mass-transit railway Wednesday, after four years of planning and construction...

Chandeliers to light metro station
Arabian Business 9/9/09

Huge chandeliers will light the main underground Kalid bin Waleed Station, the designer behind the Dubai Metro project has revealed...

Serco put in 50,000 training days for metro staff
Arabian Business 9/10/09

Dubai Metro staff have been put through the equivalent of more than 50,000 training days to be ready for the opening of the project...

Mixed fortunes for first passengers
Arabian Business 9/10/09

The metro would be a ‘big plus for Dubai’ and that it would help ease the city’s traffic problems...

Potential bidders attend rail symposium
Honolulu Advertiser 6/24/09

At least three teams are lobbying to supply the vehicles and systems for Honolulu's planned commuter rail system. One of the teams aiming to land the estimated $250 million contract is led by Sumitomo Corporation of America...

Expert touts rail's side benefits
Honolulu Star-Bulletin 6/24/09

An executive with one of the largest architecture and planning firms worldwide said rail projects such as the one planned on Oahu will help increase business along the transit line...

Companies Bid for Oahu's Rail; Show Models
KGMB9 6/23/09

The system we're proposing here is similar to what we're bringing into Dubai -- very modern, sleek design...

Rail transit symposium answers transit questions
KHNL8 6/23/09

...the city is holding a free rail symposium at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall Tuesday.

It will feature displays from train manufacturers, as well as speakers who represent similar transit systems on the U.S. mainland and beyond...

Transit experts talk at rail symposium (Video clip only)
KHON2 6/23/09

People want it to come to their neighborhood because it makes their life so much easier...


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