Today, Senator Schatz announced the release $236,277,358 in federal funds for the Honolulu Rail Transit project. This U.S. Department of Transportation funding will be used to continue building Hawai"i's first light rail system.
"Federal funding for the rail project continues to flow and we continue to receive assurance from the DOT and the FTA that it is full speed ahead," said Senator Brian Schatz. "After 40 years in the making, the rail project is now quickly progressing and I will continue to work towards making a rail system in Hawai"i a reality."
Senator Schatz serves on the Surface Transportation Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Earlier this year, Senator Schatz met with Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Transit Administrator Pete Rogoff to receive their commitment to defend Honolulu rail transit's funding.