STAND. COM. REP. NO. 741

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.C.R. No. 6
                                     




Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred
H.C.R. No. 6 entitled: 

     "HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING ALTERNATIVE ACCESS
     ROUTES TO MAJOR COMMUNITIES CURRENTLY SERVED BY A SINGLE
     ACCESS ROADWAY,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this House Concurrent Resolution is to reduce
health hazards, traffic congestion, and inconvenience for
motorists traveling along single access roads to and from major
communities, especially during rush hours or in emergency
situations.

     Your Committee finds that motorists traveling along single
access roads are confronted frequently with heavy traffic, health
and safety hazards, high frequency of accidents, and
inconvenience in reaching their destinations.  Your Committee
further finds that a serious emergency may cause a single access
road to be shut down, preventing people from commuting between
their homes and schools, work places, medical facilities, banks,
and shopping centers, thus crippling an entire community.  Your
Committee is aware that these negative conditions are lessened
when alternative routes to and from major communities are
available.

     This House Concurrent Resolution proposes that the State
Department of Transportation and the county governments be

 
 
 
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encouraged to consider alternative access routes to major
communities currently served by a single access roadway.

     Testimony in support of the intent of this House Concurrent
Resolution was received from the Department of Transportation.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation that is attached to this report, your
Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 6,
and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Transportation,



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                                   KENNETH T. HIRAKI, Chair