FACE is a part of the Transportation Equity Network (TEN).
On October 4th, 2011, FACE, together with TEN, released the study, “The Road to Good Jobs: Making Training Work,” makes the case that job creation efforts will expand opportunity by opening the construction fields to those hit hardest by the recession. FACE members demonstrated the importance of the Honolulu rail project and urged the state and city to begin construction immediately. Members also spoke about the need to create jobs for Hawaii’s workers by investing in infrastructure. The event took place simultaneously with similar rallies in 23 U.S. cities held by members of the Transportation Equity Network.
On July 23, 2010, FACE leaders met with Wayne Yoshioka, director of the Department of Transportation Services. In the meeting, we asked him why bus fares were increasing, and if the increase had any relation to the use of federal bus grant money (section 5307 funds) for the Honolulu rail project. Through the meeting, he assured our leaders that the bus increase was not related and that the bus funds would not be used for the rail project. We asked for a letter from his department stating this, and on August 31, 2010, the letter was delivered to our office with a copy of the Transportation Improvements Program (TIP) which we are reviewing.
On September 2, 2010, FACE leaders, together with the Transportation Equity Network (TEN), released this important study that showed the relationship between transit projects to real jobs within the community.
For the FACE press release on September 2, 2010 at Honolulu’s Unemployment office:
FACE Press Release on Jobs
And for the national press release by Transportation Equity Network:
TEN Press Release 14 Cities Nationwide