Mass Transit mismanagement could hurt entire state’s federal funding

Brenda Carreira
Mass Transit officials Tiffany Kai and Brenda Carreira address the County Council on Thursday in Hilo.

Almost $30,000 in uncounted cash and trip records sit in an unlocked safe in the breakroom at the Mass Transit Agency in January, 2018. (Photo courtesy Hawaii County Legislative Auditor)

Program Manager Tiffany Kai was in charge of grants when the lapses occurred.

HILO — Millions of dollars in federal funding could be in jeopardy because the county Mass Transit Agency didn’t submit its required paperwork for three of the past six years.