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.