STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2233
RE: S.B. No. 2004
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation and Energy, to which was referred S.B. No. 2004 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INSTALLATION OF A SIGNALIZED CROSSWALK ON VINEYARD BOULEVARD,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the Director of Finance to issue general obligation bonds and to provide an appropriation for the construction of a signalized crosswalk on Vineyard Boulevard at River Street, to allow for easier pedestrian access across a heavily trafficked six-lane road.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation, Lum Sai Ho Tong, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that there are popular destinations on both sides of Vineyard Boulevard, and connecting the north and south ends of Chinatown with safe and direct access is the foundation to a vibrant River Street corridor. Your Committee also finds that the signalized crosswalk has been previously supported by the legislature, and that this measure is to ensure that the project can be completed successfully.
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 S.B. No. 2004 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation and Energy,
LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair