City and County of Honolulu receiving grant money from the Federal Transit Administration
News Release from City and County of Honolulu, May 7, 2020
HONOLULU – The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Transportation Services (DTS) will be receiving award funding from the Federal Transit Administration through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act provides emergency appropriations to support agency operations related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are helping eligible transit agencies nationwide in providing operating assistance to maintain transit services.
The City was awarded $90,815,591 in Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula funds, which will be used to maintain operations and levels of service into next year on the road to recovery from COVID-19. This money will directly support the City’s current transit service operations, TheBus and TheHandi-Van.
(Really Obvious Question: Will these funds displace other funds that can then be used for rail operations?)
DTS strives to keep riders and the public safe and mobile while providing high-quality transit services as we work through the Coronavirus pandemic towards economic recovery.