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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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Cindi Oi on Mayor’s Proposed Road Budget, with Response from Ross Sasamura

Cindi Oi on Mayor's Proposed Road Budget, with Response from Ross Sasamura

Under the Sun by Cindy Oi, Honolulu StarAdvertiser – Feb 28, 2013 (subscription required) followed by a response from Ross Sasamura, Director of facilities maintenance, City and County of Honolulu. Full text of the Cindy Oi’s column is shown below: Producers for Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s news conference this […]

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Repairing Roads Worth the Costs

Repairing Roads Worth the Costs

Our View by the Editors of the Honolulu StarAdvertiser – Feb 27, 2013 (subscription required).  full text of the editorial is shown below: Fiscal policies are changing significantly from former Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle to new Mayor Kirk Caldwell, but that doesn’t mean extravagant. Carlisle scorned the […]

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Compilation: City Unveils 5-year Plan to Improve Oahu’s Roads

Compilation: City Unveils 5-year Plan to Improve Oahu's Roads

As reported in the Honolulu StarAdvertiser, Mayor Kirk Caldwell and other city leaders Monday urged unprecedented spending to repave the city’s most damaged and degraded streets through the next five years.  The $150 million Caldwell and the City Council propose for street repaving next fiscal year would […]

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Manhole Covers Stolen from Makiki Work Site

Manhole Covers Stolen from Makiki Work Site

Grace Pacific crews were hard at work tearing up Dominis Street in Makiki and repaving the busy road.  Part of that includes removing the manhole covers while the work is being done.  They were placed on the adjacent area off the road.  On Tuesday, several of those […]

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Blog: Asphalt is an Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Solution by John Keating

Blog: Asphalt is an Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Solution by John Keating

At NAPA’s recent Annual Meeting, keynote speaker Jim Collins emphasized that we all need to face “the brutal facts” as we make decisions about our businesses. He spoke of explorers in Antarctica whose choices make the difference between life and death, and compared them to business leaders […]

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Compilation: State Embarks on Projects to Resurface Highways and Freeways

Compilation:  State Embarks on Projects to Resurface Highways and Freeways

KITV4 we asked which roads on Oahu are in the worst shape, and viewers responded by the dozens.  Visit the following links to see what the viewers had to say and how government agencies responded: Worst roads: State embarks on projects to resurface highways and freeways  (2/13 KITV4) […]

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Compilation: Latest Caldwell Administration Nominees

Compilation: Latest Caldwell Administration Nominees

Latest Caldwell administration nominees are: David Arakawa – Corporation Counsel George Atta – Director of the Department of Planning and Permitting Gerald Saito – Director of the Department of Enterprise Services Toni Robinson – Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation All four nominations are subject […]

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