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Big Island to receive $5M for transit facility and new buses

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Hawaii and Kauai County will receive $5.925 million to build a transit facility and buy new buses, Senator Daniel K. Inouye announced.

Hawaii County will receive the bulk of the money, $4 million to construct a one-stop transportation facility in Hilo and $1 million for the purchase of Americans with Disability Act compliant new buses.

Kauai will receive $925,000 to purchase new buses.

The funds are provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“The safe and timely transportation of our residents and visitors is critical to maintaining a healthy economy. These funds will help people on Kauai and the Big Island get to and from work while reducing traffic congestion and limiting the impact fossil fuels have on the environment, ” said Senator Inouye.

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