STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1755
RE: S.C.R. No. 173
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 S.C.R. No. 173, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO INITIATE THREE INNOVATIVE PILOT PROJECTS OF MEANINGFUL SCALE TO MODERNIZE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Transportation to initiate three innovative pilot projects of meaningful scale to modernize transportation infrastructure in underserved communities.
Your Committee finds that transportation infrastructure throughout the State is centered mostly around motor vehicles, leaving many communities in the State without safe biking or walking transportation infrastructure. This has caused many to take on exorbitant transportation cost with having to purchase a motor vehicle, plus the upkeep and maintenance costs of owning the motor vehicle. Your Committee further finds that more residents are shifting to environmentally friendly modes of transportation, such as public transportation, bicycling, or walking, to reduce costs and their carbon footprint. This measure aims to modernize the State's transportation infrastructure, specifically in underserved communities, thereby improving the safety and quality of life for residents and visitors of the State.
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 S.C.R. No. 173, S.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair