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FAST Act allots $1.3B to state

President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act earlier this month, securing $1.3 billion in federal help for Hawaii’s transportation over the next five years.

According to a press release from Sen. Mazie Hirono’s office, $261 million will go toward public transit and almost $1.1 billion will be put toward improving infrastructure.

“The FAST Act is long overdue and will provide stability for transportation agencies as we continue to search for solutions to modernize and maintain our critical infrastructure needs,” Hirono said in the release. “While not perfect, this bill supports bus and public transit programs that many Hawaii commuters and visitors rely on every day.”

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