Hawaii Island, Maui, and Oahu to receive $18 million in federal funding for safer roads and sidewalks

Feb 15, 2024

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz has announced that Maui County, Hawaii County, and the City and County of Honolulu will receive more than $18 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for projects to improve safety on roads and sidewalks.

“This federal grant will help the City further strengthen our commitment to road safety with our Vision Zero and Complete Streets initiatives, and we are especially grateful to Sen. Schatz and the members of our congressional delegation for their support,” said Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi. “With this award, the City’s Department of Transportation Services will advance transformative improvements on some of our busiest roadways across the urban core to help reduce pedestrian-involved crashes and achieve safer streets for all.”

The funding comes from DOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program which Schatz helped create as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that passed in 2021, and builds on previous Schatz-led efforts to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Schatz worked with the counties and advocated for these projects with U.S. DOT.

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