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Stene: Ige has chance for transparency

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State Capitol Building, Honolulu

House bill creates elderly transportation task force

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii House of Representatives unanimously passed HB131 HD2, which will create a Task Force on Mobility Management within the State Department of Health to establish a framework to assist elders and individuals with disabilities with transportation needs in rural communities. Across Hawaii, especially on the neighbor islands, there is a need for […]

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DOE student bus transportation update

DOE student bus transportation update

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Education on Tuesday announced it will be extending student bus service to multi-track schools for the month of July. Mililani Middle, Kapolei Elementary, and Kapolei Middle — all multi-track schools operating on year-round “track schedules”– will continue to receive regular bus service through July 27. Holomua Elementary, also a […]

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School transportation cuts impact Waikoloa

School transportation cuts impact Waikoloa

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The state Department of Education has released its list of bus routes for the upcoming school year and Waikoloa will be feeling the pinch. Slashing 103 bus routes across the state will impact 2,380 students – mostly on Oahu – and help make up the estimated $17 million transportation budget shortfall. Bus […]

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Matson decreasing fuel surcharge

Matson decreasing fuel surcharge

MEDIA RELEASE As a result of recent declines in bunker fuel prices, Matson has announced it is decreasing its fuel surcharge by two percentage points, from 47.5 percent to 45.5 percent for its Hawaii service, and from 49 percent to 47 percent for its Guam/CNMI and Micronesia service, effective Aug. 28, 2011. “We are pleased […]

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FTA administrator details support for island buses

FTA administrator details support for island buses

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka questioned Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff Thursday on federal support for the Honolulu High-Capacity Rail Project and neighbor island buses. The exchange took place during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs entitled “Public Transportation: Priorities and Challenges for Reauthorization.” This is the […]

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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

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

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

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2010 Transportation Conference scheduled for Oct 22, 2010 at the Hilton Waikoloa Kohala Ballroom from 8:30-4:00 pm. The cost is $10 per person. This conference is sponsored by HIWEDO (Hawaii Island Workforce & Economic Development Ohana) and other organizations including the Hawaii County Mass Transit. Please pass this information to anyone who may be interested

Transportation conference coming up Friday (Oct 22)

2010 Transportation Conference scheduled for Oct 22, 2010 at the Hilton Waikoloa Kohala Ballroom from 8:30-4:00 pm. The cost is $10 per person. This conference is sponsored by HIWEDO (Hawaii Island Workforce & Economic Development Ohana) and other organizations including the Hawaii County Mass Transit. Please pass this information to anyone who may be interested

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Hawaii to receive $7.9M for transportation projects

Hawaii to receive $7.9M for transportation projects

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii will receive $7,959,367 to pay for freeway improvements, runway and signage upgrades at Hilo International Airport and a statewide airport layout study, Sens. Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka have announced. The money is provided through three grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The projects are being administered by the […]

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County transit network tops 1 million passenger trips

County transit network tops 1 million passenger trips

MEDIA RELEASE For the first time ever the County of Hawai’i mass transit system exceeded 1 million passenger trips for the fiscal year that ended June 30, a milestone that underscores the rapid growth of the free, countywide public transportation network, Mayor Billy Kenoi announced. Transit ridership for the 2008-2009 fiscal year that just ended […]

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Finding solutions to transportation challenges

Finding solutions to transportation challenges

  MEDIA RELEASE Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona directly addressed Hawaii’s transportation challenges as he appealed to engineers and planners from around the world to find solutions to the traffic issues that are shaping how people structure their days, interact with families and inhabit their neighborhoods. “Here in Hawaii, like many other states and countries, […]

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Bike to Work week promotes riding bikes to create a leaner, greener commuter.

Mayor promotes pedal power for commuters

Bike to Work week promotes riding bikes to create a leaner, greener commuter.

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