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More Than $62 Million In Federal Funding Secured By Schatz To Support Bus Systems Heading To Hawai‘i

As Chair Of Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, Schatz Worked To Bring Home Federal Transit Dollars

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration today announced that $62.3 million helped secured by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) in last month’s appropriations bill for public transit is heading to Hawai‘i. As chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Schatz worked with congressional leaders to secure the funding for Hawai‘i.

“Investing in public transit means that the people who depend on bus rides to get to school or work every day will continue to have an affordable way to get around. This funding will improve bus systems across Hawai‘i, helping ease traffic congestion and cut commute times,” said Senator Schatz, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation.

The funding is for the operation and capital costs associated with Hawai‘i’s public transit systems, including the Maui Bus, TheBus, Kaua‘i Bus, Hele-On Bus, and TheHandi-Van fleets.