Maui News

Maui Transportation Center Gets $500K in State Funds

December 13, 2013, 10:24 AM HST
* Updated December 13, 11:15 AM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

MEO Bus file photo by Wendy Osher.

MEO Bus file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Maui Economic Opportunity is the recipient of a $500,000 funding release from the state, to be used for the construction of a transportation center.

The funds are part of a larger $3.03 million appropriation announced by Governor Neil Abercrombie today that will go to various Hawaiʻi-based non-profit organizations for capital improvement projects that benefit the community.

“We recognize that non-profit organizations are the state’s partners in providing services that are important to the people of Hawaiʻi,” said Abercrombie in a press release statement.

“Through this collaboration,” he said, “we are better able to address issues that range from pediatric health care, foster care and elderly assistance; to support for the arts and preservation of Hawaii’s most treasured landmarks.”


According to the announcement the MEO funds will be used for the construction of a centralized facility to provide a one-stop service for bus washing and vacuuming.


The agency currently provides subsidized transportation services to the elderly, low-income, individuals with disabilities, and disadvantaged youth in Maui County.

Other projects identified in the announcement for grant funding include: $1.5 million for the Friends of Shriners Hospital on Oʻahu; $435,000 for Hale ʻŌpio Kauaʻi, Inc. on Kauaʻi; $250,000 for the Friends of ʻIolani Palace on Oʻahu; $230,000 for the Waikiki Community Center on Oʻahu; and $120,000 for the Honolulu Academy of Arts on Oʻahu.

Make the most of your Maui vacation with these top-rated activities: Maui Top 20: Maui Visitor & Tourism Information
E-Mail Newsletters Receive daily or weekly updates via e-mail. Subscribe Now
News Alerts Breaking news alerts on your mobile device. Get the App


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments