Announcements: May 17, 2021

STIP meetings set

The state Department of Transportation is updating the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for the next four-year cycle.

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The first round of virtual public informational meetings for Hawaii Island will be held May 24 and 27 using Microsoft Teams. The meetings will discuss the STIP development process and solicit input.

The STIP is a four-year programming implementation document that identifies state and county transportation projects to be funded in part with federal funds. The state Department of Transportation is responsible for the development of the STIP programs for the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai.

The first Hawaii Island meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. May 24 and can be accessed at https://bit.ly/3huPkJj or by calling in to (808) 829-4853 using Phone Conference ID: 501 252 550#. The second Hawaii Island meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 27 and can be accessed at https://bit.ly/3tKlR0c or by calling in to (808) 829-4853 using Phone Conference ID: 386 075 349#.

Meeting materials are posted on the STIP website at https://bit.ly/3y7fsj7. Information on the STIP website includes the proposed Hawaii Island FY 2022-2025 (+2) STIP program, project location maps, survey, and an online version of the survey.

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Surveys may be completed online or submitted by June 28 to the Highway Planning Branch 869 Punchbowl St., Room 301 Honolulu, HI 96813 or via email to hwy.stip.projects@hawaii.gov or fax to (808) 587-1787. Comments and questions can also be submitted on SpeakUp through https://hidot.granicusideas.com/projects/stip

The second round of meetings to share the proposed fiscally constrained FFY 2022-2025 (+2) STIP that will be submitted to the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration for approval will be scheduled after this first round of meetings.

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