STAND. COM. REP. NO. 986

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 1305

H.D. 1

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Transportation and Energy, to which was referred H.B. No. 1305, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to alleviate congestion on the H-1 freeway in the westbound direction for drivers traveling in Leeward Oahu from Kunia to Kualakai Parkway during peak hours by appropriating funds for the construction of a shoulder lane in the westbound direction between the Kunia/Waipahu/Ewa (Exit 5) off-ramp and the Kualakai Parkway on-ramp.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and Hoomana Pono, LLC.

 

Your Committee finds that the H-1 freeway on the west side of the Island of Oahu is notorious for traffic congestion, particularly in the westbound direction. By funding the construction of a shoulder land between the Kunia/Waipahu/Ewa off-ramp and the Kualakai Parkway on-ramp, this measure would provide some relief for drivers headed westbound on the H-1 freeway.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Transportation and Energy that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1305, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1305, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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

 

 

 

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LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair