August 15, 2013

HIRONO ANNOUNCES $800,000 FOR MAUI BUS IMPROVEMENTS

Maui Receives Long-Awaited, Critical Federal Investment To Build Bus Shelters In High-Impact Areas

Honolulu, HI – Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced that $800,000 awarded to the County of Maui from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is now available for the county’s use. The county originally received a competitive grant award last year to build ten shelters in high-impact locations in Kahului, Wailuku and Kihei. These shelters will be accessible for riders with disabilities.

“This funding is critical to improving the transportation infrastructure on Maui,” Hirono said. “These ten shelters will be placed in high-impact locations, helping address the growing ridership of Maui Bus. All Maui residents, especially riders with disabilities, deserve to wait safely and comfortably for public transportation.”

The grant will create four shelters in Kahului, four in Wailuku and two in Kihei. This competitive grant is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bus Livability Initiative to expand public transportation access nationwide.