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Nearly $64 Million In Federal Funding Secured By Schatz For Honolulu Rail Project Heading To Hawai‘i

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

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration today announced that $63.8 million helped secured by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) in last month’s appropriations bill for the Honolulu Rail Project 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 in the fiscal year 2023 appropriations bill. The funding was previously announced in December after it was passed by Congress and signed into law.

“The federal government has already committed millions of dollars into the rail project, so finding new money was no easy task. We fought hard to make sure Hawai‘i gets its fair share of federal dollars, and this money will give HART more resources to cover inflationary costs and finally get this project up and running for the people of Honolulu,” said Senator Schatz, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation.