STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1757

                                   Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  H.C.R. No. 6
                                        S.D. 1




Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental
Affairs, 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 measure is to encourage the State
Department of Transportation and the county governments to
consider alternative access routes to major communities currently
served by a single access roadway.

     Testimony in support of the intent of this measure was
received from the Department of Transportation.

     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.


 
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     Your Committee has made a technical, nonsubstantive change
for the purpose of style.  

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Transportation and Intergovernmental Affairs that is
attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent
and purpose of H.C.R. No. 6, as amended herein, and recommends
its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 6, S.D. 1.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Transportation
                                   and Intergovernmental Affairs,



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                                   CAL KAWAMOTO, Chair

 
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