Archive for March 2013

Dial Back Borrowing for Road Repairs

Dial Back Borrowing for Road Repairs

Our View by the Editors of the Honolulu StarAdvertiser – March 31, 2013 (subscription required) – full text of the editorial is shown below: The roads in Hawaii, where it’s high season for driving all year round, show the scars of their overuse. On Oahu, where 80 […]

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Road Conditions in Each Honolulu Council District

Road Conditions in Each Honolulu Council District

Starting on March 26, 2013, the Honolulu StarAdvertiser will print full-page maps of each City Council district highlighting the road conditions in each area.  The first day will also provide an explanation of the pavement condition index (PCI).  The link to all of the nine maps is […]

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Compilation: Oahu Road Woes

Compilation: Oahu Road Woes

Oahu motorists have long complained about the poor condition of our roads, prompting Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s new plan to spend $150 million to get ahead of the problem.  On March 24 and 25, the Star-Advertiser, along with media partner Hawaii News Now, takes an in-depth look at […]

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Compilation: Council kills Caldwell’s 5-cent Fuel Tax Increase by 6-3 Vote

Compilation: Council kills Caldwell's 5-cent Fuel Tax Increase by 6-3 Vote

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to increase the city’s fuel tax by five cents a gallon was rejected by a 6-3 vote of the City Council today.  See news coverage at links below: Council kills Caldwell’s 5-cent fuel tax increase by 6-3 vote (3/20 Honolulu StarAdvertiser) City Council […]

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Visitors from China

Visitors from China

On March 11, I was pleasantly surprised to have visitors from the ZHONGDA ROAD&BRIDGE GROUP located in Harbin, China.  Harbin is the capital and largest city of Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China, as well as the tenth most populated city in the People’s Republic of China.  They arrived at […]

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Caldwell’s Road Repair Efforts Good for Honolulu’s Economy

Caldwell’s Road Repair Efforts Good for Honolulu’s Economy

Anyone forced to drive on Oahu no doubt wants to be encouraged by what they heard this week from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell regarding his plans to increase spending dramatically on road repairs. Honolulu’s deplorable road conditions are costing Hawaii businesses and their employees countless dollars a […]

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Compilation: Mayor Caldwell’s Proposed Gas Tax Increase

Compilation: Mayor Caldwell's Proposed Gas Tax Increase

City and County of Honolulu Mayor Caldwell is proposing a 5-cent increase in the gas tax that would raise about $15 million annually.   The Caldwell administration said the money will generate an additional $15 million that will be used to help pay for road repaving and […]

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