Maui Council Committee to Discuss Federally Funded Infrastructure Projects

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July 29, 2022, 4:48 p.m. HST
* Updated July 29, 2:55 p.m.

Maui County Council Member Yui Lei Sugimura

The infrastructure and transportation committee will meet at 9 a.m. Monday to discuss proposed projects to be funded through appropriations from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 and other Congress-directed spending. and funding for community projects.

Council member Yuki Lei Sugimura made the announcement, saying the committee will discuss Maui County’s federally funded projects involving various agencies.

Status reports will be provided for projects from the Police Department, Fire Department, Mayor’s Office for Economic Development, Maui Emergency Management Agency, Department of Public Works, Department of Transportation, Department of of Maui’s metropolitan planning management and organization, she said.

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“Last year, the bipartisan infrastructure bill allocated approximately $2.8 billion to Hawai’i to improve roads and bridges and expand high-speed internet access,” said Sugimura, who chairs the committee and is in his third term on the Upcountry Council headquarters. Maui residential area. “And with the return of federal appropriations last year, Senator Schatz secured $23 million in appropriations for Maui County, and we will discuss how the funding can directly benefit infrastructure and transportation needs. of our community.”

In addition to receiving written testimony and oral testimony by telephone or videoconference, in-person testimony will be offered at the Mayor’s Boardroom on 9e floor of the Kalana O Maui Building, 200 S. High St., Wailuku.

The reunion will also be available live online and on Akakū Channel 53.

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