FourFourSeconds ago, I wrote about the fact that I was going to start writing about how the Federal Government’s active transport funding (ATSF) is going to be spent.
Today, I’m going to tell you how that money will be spent, how it will be invested, and what we should expect.
The details may be different for every community.
But I want to make it clear that this is a pretty big deal.
If you are a reader, you know that I am always willing to talk about what happens next.
And here, I want you to know how important this is.
The last time the Federal government spent $2 billion to expand active transport in the State of Hawaii, there were many people saying the plan was a waste of money.
Now, it seems that the same people are once again arguing the same things.
And I want the public to know why.
I think this is going be a good story for you to read, and I think you’ll agree with me that this should be covered in detail.
I’m sure that you will find some interesting facts in here.
But let’s start with the basics.
What will this $2,500 per capita ATSF go towards?
First, we’ll talk about how that $2 million will be allocated.
But first, let’s look at the ATSFs overall budget, which will be about $1.4 billion, and how that budget will be divided.
This is where the big story comes into play.
First, we’ve got to look at what happens when the Government uses the money to spend that $1 billion.
The money is divided into three categories: The First Category: $2 for the $1 million to fund active transport, as we discussed in the beginning of this article.
The Second Category: Another $1 for the ATCA, the Transportation Capacity Assessment, to determine how much additional capacity will be required for a particular project.
The Third Category: An additional $1 per cent to cover a contingency fund to cover the cost of the project itself, in addition to the operating and capital costs of the road.
Now, this $1,000 per capita figure may sound low, but it is quite a lot.
If we were to take the total cost of operating and operating and infrastructure for the road system in Hawaii as a whole, it would total about $2 per capita.
That’s a lot of money, and it’s not going to change.
In fact, it is going the other direction.
So what happens if the $2 ATSSF is spent on active transport?
What will happen to the ATMAs cost?
The ATMA is an important component of the Atsf budget.
It includes a cost estimate, a detailed schedule, and a detailed assessment of the capacity of the system.
But we have a lot more to talk to about it.
We will talk about that later, but first, we need to look a little bit at the actual ATSf.
As you know, the ATA is a long-term investment that is supposed to ensure that roads are maintained and improved.
This is how it works.
When you buy a new car, the company that builds the vehicle pays a fixed amount of money upfront.
But if you drive a car for years, you can end up with a car that is in poor condition.
Because of this, it can be difficult to find a new vehicle that will have the necessary repairs.
And then, there’s the problem of fuel costs.
You might not realize it, but if you have a vehicle that’s in good condition and has been in your driveway for years and years, but you only buy a replacement every three years, that’s going to add up to about $20,000 in fuel costs a year.
That’s not a lot to pay to fix.
For the first time in the history of the State, the Government is going into this with a new, smaller ATS, with a $2 cost per person per vehicle per year.
The ATS is designed to cover all the cost associated with maintaining roads.
What will the Government spend $1 and a half billion on?
So now that we’ve talked about how much money will go to the active transport project, how does that $5 billion fit into that?
There are two ways of doing that.
There is the traditional way.
I will use this method to calculate the $5.4 million total budget for the State’s Atsfs.
In the old days, the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) spent $3 million per ATS.
They were supposed to spend this money on projects like road resurfacing and lighting.
However, the FTA was never as successful as they hoped.
Since then, the State has been spending more and more