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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2007
Release No. M-09-07
MAYOR LOBBIES FOR TRANSIT FUNDING IN CAPITAL
WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s chilly outside, but Honolulu’s mass transit project is drawing a warm reception from congressional leaders and federal officials as Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann updates them on the project.
“We’re getting support and encouragement across the board,” said Hannemann, who arrived in
Hannemann met individually with all four members of
· Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, chairwoman of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee;
· Rep. John Mica of
· Rep. Joe Knollenberg of
· James Simpson, head of the Federal Transit Administration, and
· Key congressional staff members.
Abercrombie joined Hannemann in the presentation for HMica, who indicated strong support for federal funding
Hannemann is on a week-long trip to
The mayor is also attending the 75th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in
Today Hannemann is presiding over his first meeting as chairman of the conference’s standing committee on tourism, arts, parks, entertainment and sports. Other speakers appearing before the Conference of Mayors gathering include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Representative John Lewis and Senators Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, Chuck Hagel, and Joe Biden.
Hannemann is also a member of the Advisory Board of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a post he was elected to last year.
Bill Brennan, 527-6928
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
|Wednesday, January 24, 2007|