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Traffic can be an issue in parts of Hawaii — especially on Oahu. There’s a city in India which has come up with a different kind of policy response to fight congestion on crowded roads.

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Honolulu City Council Member Heidi Tsuneyoshi made the assessment on Tuesday at a hearing covering North Shore issues.

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Hawaii Prepares for Slowing Economy; Food Security for Hawaii residents; Counting everyone for the 2020 Census; The Link Between Ancient Rome and Hawaii's Traffic; The Arts at Marks Garage Reaches Crucial Juncture

University of Hawaii

Opiod Outreach; UH Parking Woes; Beach Project Could Harm Environment; Safe and Clean Labor Day Tips; Contemporary Landscapes: Li Huayi

Hawaii Department of Transportation

It happens every fall. Schools and the University of Hawaiʻi restart for the new year and the roads grow significantly more congested. This time, officials say drivers can use several new safety improvements to ease their way through the annual back-to-school traffic jam.

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  ALBANY, N.Y. — Drivers traveling into the busiest sections of Manhattan will be charged a toll starting in 2021 and single-use plastic bags will be banned across New York state in less than a year under a $175.5 billion state budget agreement announced early Sunday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders.


There’s a new report on how illegal wildlife is being trafficked by air, and how smugglers are exploiting commercial air transport to move critically endangered animal parts or live animals, usually from Africa to Asia, and the report slammed one country in Asia with evidence showing them to be-- by far-- the most common destination for all seized wildlife products between 2009 and 2017. 


A study released yesterday by the global wildlife NGO TRAFFIC suggests that most of Viet Nam’s online illegal wildlife trade does not take place on websites ending in .vn, as previously thought, and instead monitoring efforts should focus on .com sites, and social media. 

The Conversation: Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Sep 27, 2017
Maui Travel

Citizen Journalism in Raqqa; Regulating the Hana Highway; Thoughts on Poetry

creative commons
creative commons

TheBus, Honolulu’s bus transit system, is the only mass transit system to be honored twice by the American Public Transportation Association, the Oscars of mass transit.  TheBus is also credited with the lowest cost per mile of any U.S. system.  No wonder so many people today wonder why Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, cannot be expanded to address O‘ahu’s traffic mess.  Honolulu’s current bus network was developed during the Harris administration under Transportation Services Director, Cheryl Soon.

Ready, Set, IUCN!

Aug 31, 2016


The World Conservation Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature or IUCN starts tomorrow at the Hawai‘i Convention Center and the Neal Blaisdell Center.

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Wikipedia Commons

Honolulu City officials are scrambling to make the final adjustments before the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Around 8,000 delegates and dignitaries are expected to attend the nine day event which kicks off on Thursday.  A potential visit from President Obama has also heightened levels of security and traffic issues.

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Nogwater / Flickr

When people think of traffic issues in Hawai‘i, O‘ahu is usually part of the conversation. But a recent event on Kaua‘i was the latest reminder that the Garden Island also has some challenges on the road. HPR contributing reporter Scott Giarman has more from Kaua‘i.

A couple of Fridays ago, a brush fire just south of the Wailua River closed Kaumuali‘i Highway around three in the morning. Five hours later, the road was re-opened, but traffic didn’t start moving until later in the morning.

Can Coders Solve Honolulu's Transportation Woes?

May 21, 2015
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Flickr / Danielle Scott

Driving in bumper to bumper traffic is nothing new for residents in Honolulu. When it comes to congested commutes, the city is one of the worst in the country. Now Honolulu officials are turning to the tech community for a solution. HPR’s Molly Solomon explains.

For more information on Reboot the Commute, visit their website. The hackathon kicks off Friday night at ProtoHUB at 6 p.m. Tickets are still available online.

Hawaii Ranked Most Dangerous For Older Pedestrians

May 21, 2014
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Flickr / yoko"kosen"

Hawaii is the most dangerous state in the country for elderly pedestrians. That’s according to a new report from Smart Growth America. State officials say they’re trying to make our streets safer. But as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, there’s still a lot of work to be done.

For more information, read the full report here.

The anti-rail appeal

Jun 7, 2013

He's one of the high profile plaintiffs in the anti-rail appeal.  It'll be heard in August thanks to a request to expedite the hearing- before HART resumes construction. It isn't over until its over and Randy Roth says it's not.