26-19 Department of transportation. The department of transportation shall be headed by a single executive to be known as the director of transportation. The department shall establish, maintain, and operate transportation facilities of the State, including highways, airports, harbors, and such other transportation facilities and activities as may be authorized by law.

The department shall plan, develop, promote, and coordinate various transportation systems management programs that shall include, but not be limited to, alternate work and school hours programs, bicycling programs, and ridesharing programs.

The department shall develop and promote ridesharing programs which shall include but not be limited to, carpool and vanpool programs, and may assist organizations interested in promoting similar programs, arrange for contracts with private organizations to manage and operate these programs, and assist in the formulation of ridesharing arrangements. Ridesharing programs include informal arrangements in which two or more persons ride together in a motor vehicle.

The functions and authority heretofore exercised by the department of public works with respect to highways are transferred to the department of transportation established by this chapter.

On July 1, 1961, the Hawaii aeronautics commission, the board of harbor commissioners and the highway commission shall be abolished and their remaining functions, duties, and powers shall be transferred to the department of transportation. [L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, 26; Supp, 14A-25; HRS 26-19; am L 1980, c 220, 1, 2; am L 1981, c 140, 1; am L 1983, c 43, 1; am L 1984, c 233, 1; am L 1989, c 31, 2; am L 1993, c 224, 2, 6; am L 1995, c 25, 1; am L 1997, c 309, 4; am L 2013, c 285, 1]

 

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City and county of Honolulu to take ownership of specified road or parcel upon acceptance of funds. L 2016, c 194, 4.

Department's bridge rehabilitation and replacement program; temporary exemption from certain construction requirements through June 30, 2022, or until completion. L 2012, c 218; L 2017, c 48.

Interisland and intra-island ferry system feasibility study; report to 2018 legislature. L 2016, c 196.

Public land trust information system. L 2011, c 54; L 2013, c 110.

Roads commission; private roads disputes; reports to 2018-2019 legislature (ceases to exist on June 30, 2018). L 2016, c 194, 2.

 

 

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