Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced the awarding of a $1,548,000 U.S. Department of Transportation grant to the City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services to help purchase one (1) new 35-foot bus and twenty (20) new Handi-Vans to address Oahu’s public transit needs.

The total cost of the transportation project is $2,719,534. The single fully-loaded, 35-foot bus will approximately cost $500,000. Each Handi-Van approximately costs $105,000.  The City and County will utilize matching funds to complete the purchase of the vehicles. 

The City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services will soon begin the bidding process.

For more informaton, contact:  Marvin Buenconsejo  (808) 541-1986

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