STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1740
RE: H.C.R. No. 37
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Transportation, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 37, H.D. 1, 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 and intent 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 make recommendations to alleviate traffic congestion at certain intersections along Kaumualii Highway in the County of Kauai.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation.
Your Committee finds that the Kaumualii Highway in the County of Kauai is a vital transportation route for residents and visitors. It is located close to some of the area's largest employers as well as connects some of the most populous cities in the county. Consequently, traffic congestion has become a major problem at certain intersections along the highway. This traffic congestion has a negative impact on the quality of life for residents of Kauai. Your Committee finds that the importance of the highway and the negative impact that traffic congestion has on residents necessitates a study to identify and make recommendations for ways to alleviate the traffic issues.
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 that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 37, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 37, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair