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HANNEMANN WINS NATIONAL TRANSIT LEADERSHIP AWARD
(Tues., Oct 5, 2010, San Antonio, TX,)—Honolulu Transportation Director Wayne Yoshioka and other transportation officials today presented the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2010 Local Distinguished Service Award to former Mayor Mufi Hannemann at APTA’s Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
APTA is a 1,500-member international organization based in
The national award honors a transportation decision maker, elected official or private citizen who has contributed substantially to the public transit industry through policy, legislative initiative and leadership.
United States Representative James L. Oberstar, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, stated, “Mufi Hannemann is an outstanding choice for this award. I have personally witnessed how hard he worked in
“Under his leadership,
Presenting the award to Hannemann today in
Hannemann noted, “Improving our city’s transit system was a top priority of my administration. I am deeply gratified that our hard work has been recognized by the country’s leading force in advancing public transit.”
Despite the economic challenges facing the local and state governments in
Hannemann also was a leader in advancing a new rail transit system for
The City and the FTA have completed work on the project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement and are awaiting its acceptance by the State of
“An excellent public transit system is one of the hallmarks of a great city. It supports the economy by getting people to work, improves access to jobs and education and mobility for our seniors, helps protect our environment and improves our quality of life,” said Hannemann.