Honolulu Rail Contract to Italian Firm Under Fire

·By Adrienne LaFrance

Competing contractor Sumitomo Corp. protests decision, cries foul on city’s process.

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Adrienne LaFrance

Adrienne LaFrance is a reporter for Digital First Media and a Civil Beat contributor based in New York City and Washington, D.C. Adrienne focuses on Hawaii's congressional delegation and federal agencies that do business with the state. Before moving to Washington, Adrienne was Civil Beat's Honolulu reporter. Before that, she was a local news anchor for Hawaii Public Radio, Hawaii’s NPR affiliate, and served as managing editor of Honolulu Weekly. Adrienne also worked as a reporter for Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, and as a producer and news writer at WBUR, Boston's NPR affiliate. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post and several other newspapers and magazines. Adrienne taught journalism at the University of Hawaii and was active on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter. She earned her B.A. in journalism from Michigan State University and her M.S. in journalism from Boston University. You can follow Adrienne on twitter @AdrienneLaF.
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What do you think about the way the city has approached the core systems contract? Read what others have to say and share your thoughts in our rail discussion.

  1. This is the operations and maintenance costs for the 39 months when the train is running but not on the full route.

  2. This is the operations and maintenance costs for the first five years of full operations of the system.

  3. This is for the optional five years after 2024, when the city can choose to keep the contractor.

  4. This is the total of the fixed-prices that had to be included in the contract.

  5. This is the total of all fixed-prices, including the optional five years.