December 04, 2015

Transportation Bill Has $1.3B For Hawaii

Hawaii’s U.S. senators, both Democrats, are welcoming the bipartisan passage Thursday of a $300 billion transportation bill that now awaits President Obama’s signature.

Mazie Hirono’s office says that, from this year through 2020, Hawaii will receive over $1.3 billion in federal transportation funds — $261 million for public transit and nearly $1.1 billion to improve infrastructure.

“While not perfect, this bill supports bus and public transit programs that many Hawaii commuters and visitors rely on every day,” said Hirono.

Read the entire piece at: http://www.civilbeat.com/2015/12/transportation-bill-has-1-3b-for-hawaii/


By:  Chad Blair
Source: Honolulu Civil Beat