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Waimanalo Businesses Are Struggling To Survive Ongoing Road Work Alicia Lou/Civil Beat/2022

Waimanalo Businesses Are Struggling To Survive Ongoing Road Work

Residents are steering clear of the congested Kalanianaole Highway while businesses suffer.

Electric ‘Seagliders’ May Soon Carry Passengers Between Hawaii’s Islands Courtesy: REGENT

Electric ‘Seagliders’ May Soon Carry Passengers Between Hawaii’s Islands

The new hybrid craft, which is still in the testing phase, has been described as not quite a boat but not quite a plane either.

GPS Mix-Up Sends Big Island Tourists On Potentially Dangerous Route Courtesy: Peter Mills/2022

GPS Mix-Up Sends Big Island Tourists On Potentially Dangerous Route

Apple Maps has updated its driving directions to resolve a glitch that for two weeks sent tourists on a hazardous detour.

Kauai Residents Unload About Overtourism At DOT Meeting Fllickr.com/Jay Bergesen/2012

Kauai Residents Unload About Overtourism At DOT Meeting

State transportation officials had a hard time winning over the north shore residents despite proposals for eight projects.

How Federal Funds Could Help Fix Hawaii’s Roads And Bridges Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2022

How Federal Funds Could Help Fix Hawaii’s Roads And Bridges

The state transportation department is developing plans on how to spend upwards of $220 million each year in investment act funds.

Transportation Department: Budget Cuts Could ‘Cripple’ State Airports Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Transportation Department: Budget Cuts Could ‘Cripple’ State Airports

But the state senator in charge of budgeting said positions that were eliminated have been vacant for years.

HART Board Approves A New Honolulu Rail Plan For A Shorter Route Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

HART Board Approves A New Honolulu Rail Plan For A Shorter Route

Ridership on the truncated line would be nearly 30% less than previous estimates, but the city would complete the system to South Street by 2031.

Hawaiian Airlines Is Taking Off As Travel Restrictions Ease Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaiian Airlines Is Taking Off As Travel Restrictions Ease

After bleeding more than $4 million per day during the pandemic, the state’s dominant air carrier and linchpin of the tourism industry forecast a positive cash flow by summer.

Traffic Is A Mess In South Maui. Residents Say These 2 Projects Could Help Marina Riker/Civil Beat/2022

Traffic Is A Mess In South Maui. Residents Say These 2 Projects Could Help

With the new Kihei high school set to open its doors next year, community members worry things will only get worse if nothing is done.

Big Island Mayor Touts Public Transport And Affordable Housing Projects Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat/2019

Big Island Mayor Touts Public Transport And Affordable Housing Projects

Public transportation has been expanding in Hawaii County in the past year with new bus routes, subsidized ride-sharing and other improvements.