STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1430
RE: S.C.R. No. 173
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 S.C.R. No. 173 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 and intent of this measure is to request the Department of Transportation to initiate three innovative pilot projects of meaningful scale to modernize transportation infrastructure in undeserved communities.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Transportation and one individual.
Your Committee finds that the State should move away from auto-centric transportation policies and instead should modernize ground transportation infrastructure by incorporating safer, protected walking and biking infrastructure. This measure will help residents reduce the cost of living, improve their quality of life, and stimulate the economy by encouraging the Department of Transportation and the county partner agencies to execute three new innovative pilot projects of meaningful scale that will improve ground transportation infrastructure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Adding language referencing federal infrastructure priorities and support;
(2) Requesting that county departments of transportation participate with the state Department of Transportation to prioritize and execute three pilot ground transportation projects; and
(3) 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 S.C.R. No. 173, as amended herein, and recommends its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 173, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Transportation,
CHRIS LEE, Chair