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Recertification visit stirs up residents' anger toward DOT

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 06, 2014

~~<p>Federal officials are in Honolulu to help decide whether they will give a standard recertification to a somewhat obscure local transportation planning agency -- and if they don't, the move could cost traffic-plagued Oahu up to $15 million in annual federal highway dollars, local officials have warned.</p>
<p>The visit from Federal Highway Administration personnel this week comes amid frayed relations between the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization and the state Department of Transportation. The two have clashed in recent months over OMPO's budget and funding as well as the role it should play in long-term transportation planning on a small island that's only getting more crowded and congested.</p>
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Federal officials are in Honolulu to help decide whether they will give a standard recertification to a somewhat obscure local transportation planning agency -- and if they don't, the move could cost traffic-plagued Oahu up to $15 million in annual federal highway dollars, local officials have warned.

The visit from Federal Highway Administration personnel this week comes amid frayed relations between the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization and the state Department of Transportation. The two have clashed in recent months over OMPO's budget and funding as well as the role it should play in long-term transportation planning on a small island that's only getting more crowded and congested. Login for more...



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