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Two Hawaii airports to receive $34M for infrastructure, safety improvements

Two airports in Hawaii will receive a combined $34 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve their runways and taxiways, it was announced Tuesday.

Nearly $23 million will be used to rebuild about 7,755 feet of runway and taxiway pavement at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu, while $11 million will be used to strengthen 4,796 feet of runways and taxiways and 9,661 square yards of apron paving at Molokai Airport, according to an announcement from U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Housing.

"This new federal funding will improve our airports on Molokai and Oahu, helping us rebuild runways to make them safer and last longer," Schatz said in a statement.