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TRIP News Release – HAWAII’S RURAL ROADS & BRIDGES

TRIP News Release - HAWAII’S RURAL ROADS & BRIDGES

On July 10, 2014, TRIP, a national transportation research group,  issued a news release (click here) titled “HAWAII’S RURAL ROADS & BRIDGES HAVE AMONG HIGHEST RATES OF ROAD AND BRIDGE DEFICIENCIES AND TRAFFIC FATALITIES; STATE’S RURAL TRANPORTATION SYSTEM IN NEED OF MODERNIZATION TO BETTER SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH.” […]

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Waialae Avenue repaving completed

Waialae Avenue repaving completed

“I’d like to thank the community for their patience as Waialae Avenue was restored and improved to make the Kaimuki business district even more livable and vibrant,” said Mayor Caldwell. “We encountered some unexpected challenges, but that’s an example of what happens when core infrastructure is neglected […]

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A Hawaii Report on the Highway Trust Fund

A Hawaii Report on the Highway Trust Fund

The status of the highway trust fund has been in the National news.  Recently KHON2 brought the situation to the attention of Hawaii residents. As reported . . . Anyone who drives knows that Hawaii’s roads and bridges are in bad shape. But could work to improve […]

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New HAPI Member – Yogi Kwong Engineering, LLC

New HAPI Member - Yogi Kwong Engineering, LLC

Welcome to new HAPI member Yogi Kwong Engineers (YKE). YKE specializes in geotechnical engineering, trenchless technology (also known as microtunneling), and construction management. The company has worked on public and private projects across the state, such as the Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning project, dam inspections for the state Department […]

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“How to Maximize the Life of Asphalt Concrete Pavements” Seminars

"How to Maximize the Life of Asphalt Concrete Pavements" Seminars

HAPI members Tensar Corporation and Geotech Solutions, Inc. recent conducted two seminars.  The first seminar was held on June 3 at the DOT Kauai District conference room.  It was attended by staff from DOT, DPW and private consultants.   The second seminar was held on June 5 […]

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Abe Wong is Retiring from the FHWA Hawaii Division

Abe Wong is Retiring from the FHWA Hawaii Division

Abe Wong, Division Administrator for the Hawaii Division of the Federal Highway Administration is retiring. Abe joined the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 1973 as a junior engineer in FHWA’s Highway Engineering Training Program, after earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at State University of […]

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Fuchigami named interim transportation director

Fuchigami named interim transportation director

(Courtesy of the Honolulu StarAdvertiser Facebook Page) Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday named Ford Fuchigami as the interim director of the state Department of Transportation. Fuchigami, who has served as deputy director in charge of the state’s commercial and general aviation airports since 2010, replaces Glenn Okimoto […]

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DOT director leaving to help guide UH repairs effort

DOT director leaving to help guide UH repairs effort

(Courtesy of the Honolulu StarAdvertiser Facebook Page) The state Department of Transportation director is leaving to return to the University of Hawaii, where he will help guide efforts to catch up on the Manoa campus’ maintenance and repair backlog, officials say. Glenn Okimoto had served as the […]

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Michigan DOT Explores Pothole Repair Process

Michigan DOT Explores Pothole Repair Process

How does Michigan DOT’s approach to pothole repairs compare to Hawaii’s approach? Michigan DOT Explores Pothole Repair Process, Explains Repair Intent in Newest Reality Check Video Michigan Department of Transportation this week released the next video in its “Transportation Reality Check” campaign, focusing on the pothole patching […]

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Mayor Caldwell releases quarterly road repaving progress report

Mayor Caldwell releases quarterly road repaving progress report

City and County of Honolulu Press Release: Today Mayor Caldwell released the city’s quarterly road repaving progress report. Improving Oahu’s roads is one of Mayor Caldwell’s top priorities.  His ambitious five-year plan calls for repaving an average of 300 lane miles per year in order to repair […]

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