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Gov. David Ige today announced the release of more than $40 million for the state’s capital improvements program (CIP) that will be administered by various state departments and agencies.

Governor releases more than $40M for capital improvement projects across the state

Gov. David Ige today announced the release of more than $40 million for the state’s capital improvements program (CIP) that will be administered by various state departments and agencies.

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File photo of Boeing 777-200 via Wikimedia Commons, Photo by Jules Meulemans

United Airlines flight has mechanical issues, lands safely in Kona

United Airlines flight 641, with 355 people on board (344 passengers, 11 crew) out of Los Angeles, landed at Kona International Airport after having mechanical issues in-flight Thursday morning (July 23). The plane was bound for Honolulu but diverted to Kona and landed at about 10:45 a.m. The flight had been schedule to arrive on Oahu at 10:39 a.m.

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New vehicle safety inspection program to launch Friday (Nov 1)

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the launch of the new vehicle safety inspection program beginning November 1, 2013, creating an efficient and secure method of keeping vehicle information. The program will do away with monthly reporting by the inspection stations and provide immediate recordation and proof of the vehicles current results.

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The project will add two additional lanes, a median, and a new signalized intersection at the entrance of the National Park. Before physical work can begin, a few things must be accomplished including an archeological survey to ensure the protection of cultural resources.

Update on Queen Kaahumanu Highway widening project

The project will add two additional lanes, a median, and a new signalized intersection at the entrance of the National Park. Before physical work can begin, a few things must be accomplished including an archeological survey to ensure the protection of cultural resources.

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DOT announces portal on websites to help veterans find jobs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki today unveiled a new portal on their departments’ websites designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry.

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$53, 482 in improvents will inlude a reroofing project on the Pier 1 Shed, utilities upgrades and other improvements. Photo courtesy of DOT

Roof repairs start today for Hilo Harbor Pier 1 shed, security screening area moved outside

Beginning Wednesday, February 22, 2012 the Hilo Harbor cruise ship passenger screening area will be relocated from inside Pier 1 Shed to the outside walkway. The Pier 1 Shed will undergo roof rehabilitation, utilities upgrades and other improvements at a cost of $53,482. Tents and utilities will be installed creating a weather-protected area for passengers […]

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DOT to hold planning meetings in Kona, Hilo

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be updating the Regional Long-Range Land Transportation Plans (RLRLTPs) for the islands of Maui/Molokai/Lanai, Hawaii and Kauai and is asking the public to participate.

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The state Department of Transportation (DOT) advises users of Kahului and Kapalua Airports on Maui, Lihue Airport on Kauai, and the Hilo and Kona International Airports on the Big Island, that monthly parking rates at these locations will increase from $90 to $160 beginning Thursday, March 1, 2012.

Hilo and Kona airport parking rates to increase in March

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) advises users of Kahului and Kapalua Airports on Maui, Lihue Airport on Kauai, and the Hilo and Kona International Airports on the Big Island, that monthly parking rates at these locations will increase from $90 to $160 beginning Thursday, March 1, 2012.

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Under the proposed rule, airlines would be required to make their websites accessible to persons with disabilities over a two-year period.  Websites would be required to meet the standards for accessibility contained in the widely accepted Website Content Accessibility Guidelines.

DOT proposes airlines make airport kiosks and websites ADA compliant

Under the proposed rule, airlines would be required to make their websites accessible to persons with disabilities over a two-year period. Websites would be required to meet the standards for accessibility contained in the widely accepted Website Content Accessibility Guidelines.

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the Obama Administration is eliminating dozens of burdensome regulations on traffic signs which cash-strapped state and local governments expect will save them millions of dollars. The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing that communities replace traffic signs when they are worn out rather than requiring signs to be replaced by a specific deadline.

DOT proposes elimination of rules to replace traffic signs before they have worn out

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that the Obama Administration is eliminating dozens of burdensome regulations on traffic signs which cash-strapped state and local governments expect will save them millions of dollars. The U.S. Department of Transportation is proposing that communities replace traffic signs when they are worn out rather than requiring signs to […]

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The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation, Harbors Division is pleased to announce they have completed master planning for Hilo Commercial Harbor and Kawaihae Commercial Harbor on Hawai‘i Island, leading to the Hawaii Commercial Harbors 2035 Master Plan. A public meeting will be held in Hilo and Kawaihae to update the community of the results of the planning effort.

Big Island harbors master plan meetings in Hilo and Kona (Aug. 25 & 29)

The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation, Harbors Division is pleased to announce they have completed master planning for Hilo Commercial Harbor and Kawaihae Commercial Harbor on Hawai‘i Island, leading to the Hawaii Commercial Harbors 2035 Master Plan. A public meeting will be held in Hilo and Kawaihae to update the community of the results of the […]

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Governor Neil Abercrombie signed House Bill 1038 which raises the retirement age for certain new employees to 60 years-old and most others to 65 years-old. The number of years to be 'vested' rises from five to 10 years. A dozen other bills were also signed into law by Abercrombie.

Governor raises retirement age to deal with dwindling pension fund

Governor Neil Abercrombie signed House Bill 1038 which raises the retirement age for certain new employees to 60 years-old and most others to 65 years-old. The number of years to be ‘vested’ rises from five to 10 years. A dozen other bills were also signed into law by Abercrombie.

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Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening Phase 2 website available for information regarding the 21 month project slated to begin as early as April 2011. The 5.2 mile project will widen the highway from just south of Kealakehe Parkway to just north of Kona International Airport to two lanes in each direction.

Queen Kaahumanu Hwy Widening Phase 2 to begin as soon as April 2011

Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening Phase 2 website available for information regarding the 21 month project slated to begin as early as April 2011. The 5.2 mile project will widen the highway from just south of Kealakehe Parkway to just north of Kona International Airport to two lanes in each direction.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation today assessed a civil penalty of $90,000 against American Airlines for failing to disclose that vouchers given to passengers for voluntarily giving up their seat on oversold flights could be redeemed only after paying as much as a $30 ticketing fee.

American Airlines fined for charging voucher fees

The U.S. Department of Transportation today assessed a civil penalty of $90,000 against American Airlines for failing to disclose that vouchers given to passengers for voluntarily giving up their seat on oversold flights could be redeemed only after paying as much as a $30 ticketing fee.

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