STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1145
RE: H.C.R. No. 37
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 37 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND KAUAI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TO CONDUCT A STUDY TO IDENTIFY AND RECOMMEND METHODS TO ALLEVIATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AT CERTAIN INTERSECTIONS ALONG THE KAUMUALII HIGHWAY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Transportation and Department of Public Works of the County of Kauai to conduct a study to identify and recommend methods to alleviate traffic congestion at certain intersections along the Kaumualii Highway.
Your Committee finds that the Kaumualii Highway in the County of Kauai connects a number of communities in Kauai and acts as a link to access vital services for residents and visitors of Kauai. Your Committee further finds that fifty-two of the largest employers on Kauai are located in communities near the Kaumualii Highway, causing significant traffic congestion and disturbing the quality of life for many on Kauai. Your Committee believes the importance of Kaumualii Highway necessitates a collaborative effort by the State and County of Kauai to develop methods to alleviate traffic congestion on Kaumualii Highway.
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. 37 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair