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HDOT NEWS RELEASE: HDOT named finalist for federal program to allow expanded services

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce it has been tentatively selected for one of the reimbursable service agreements (RSA) that will allow expanded services with the HDOT Airports Division.

Through Governor David Ige’s leadership, HDOT applied for the RSA with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). HDOT was notified today it had been selected. An RSA is a contractual agreement between two agencies to provide service for reimbursement. It is another option for funding services and allows a partnership between the HDOT Airports Division and CBP to create new and expanded services for international travel, while reimbursing CBP.

“Governor Ige is focused on improving services for international travelers and this agreement shows the State is on the right path forward,” said Ford Fuchigami, Hawaii Department of Transportation Director. “We appreciate the confidence the CBP team has placed in us and we look forward to working with them on finalizing the agreement in the weeks ahead.”

To view the letter of acknowledgment click here.

To read more about the agreements and information from CBP click here.


Tim Sakahara
State of Hawaii Department of Transportation
Public Information Officer
869 Punchbowl Street, Room 504
Honolulu HI 96813-5097
Telephone: (808) 587-2160
Fax: (808) 587-2313