Hawaii will receive $800,000 to build new bus shelters and install solar powered lighting, bike racks, and recycle containers at various bus stops on Maui, Senator Daniel K. Inouye and U.S. Representative Mazie K. Hirono announced today.
Ten bus shelters will be improved by Maui County to further comply with standards outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The money comes from a Federal Transit Administration Bus Livability Program grant administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
"Maui's bus system is one of the fastest growing public transit systems in the nation and I would like to thank the administration for investing in its' upkeep and accessibility. These funds will also add sustainable sources of energy to bus shelters while promoting recycling, bicycle use and increased access for those living with disabilities," said Senator Inouye.
"This important investment will help improve public transportation access for many more people on Maui. I'm especially pleased to see the focus on sustainability, as this proves once again Hawaii can build energy independence and protect our natural beauty while improving our critical transportation needs," said Congresswoman Hirono, a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
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