VIDEO & PHOTOS: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Welcomes Līhuʻe Revitalization Project, Honors Kaua‘i Police Department’s 75th Anniversary
Today on Kaua‘i, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) joined Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Kaua‘i County local and state representatives, and leaders from across the community at a mahalo blessing for the Līhuʻe Town Core Mobility and Revitalization Project held at Kalena Park. The improvement project was selected for a $13 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2015 and is expected to begin construction in early 2019. Improvements will include safety improvements and the addition of pedestrian and bike lanes on Rice Street, a shared-use path from the Līhu‘e Civic Center to the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall, bicycle and pedestrian improvements on Ho‘olako Street, and more. In her remarks, the congresswoman recognized Kaua‘i County leaders for their work to secure the federal funding among project proposals from across the country, and spoke about the importance of the project for Kaua‘i ’s future, including increasing access to employment, education, and services, promoting environmental sustainability, and expanding transportation options for residents and visitors.
Later in the day, the congresswoman presented a Congressional certificate to the Kaua‘i Police Department (KPD) in celebration of its 75th Anniversary Year. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard thanked KPD’s leaders and officers for their many extra hours of service to the Kaua‘i community. KPD’s achievements over the years include being the first in the state to implement body worn cameras, installing mobile data terminals in every patrol vehicle, initiating on-island presumptive DNA testing, and more.