Mass Transit wins award for transportation planning


The Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency was selected as the recipient of an award for excellence in transportation planning, according to the Hawaii Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Mass Transit won for its Transit and Multi-Modal Transportation Master Plan finalized last year. The planning association’s chapter awards are given to individuals, communities, private organizations, public agencies and professional planning and design firms whose work exemplifies the highest goals and ideals of planning professionals.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to receive this award, and we humbly accept this award on behalf of Hawaii County,” said Mass Transit Administrator Brenda Carreira. “We thank our mayor, the county council and (consultant) SSFM International Inc. for the completion of this master plan.”

The Transit and Multi-Modal Transportation Master Plan for transit and paratransit service on Hawaii Island aims to improve service so it is safe, reliable and accessible to all users.

The award will be presented during the Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials Conference on Sept. 11 at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Maui.


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