Hawaii Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input on Regional Long-Range Land Transportation Plans for the Islands of Maui/Molokai/Lanai, Hawaii and Kauai

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.

The RLRLTPs define land transportation goals and needs for each region and have not been updated since the late 1990’s. Since then, the state of Hawaii has experienced significant changes in population, development, and travel needs.

“One of the key elements of this development process is community involvement,” said HDOT Director Glenn Okimoto. “The HDOT believes in effective community involvement to plan for Hawaii’s future land transportation, and thus the HDOT is moving forward with working with the citizens of Hawaii.”

The HDOT will be holding public meetings in Wailuku, Kona, Hilo, and Lihue in February and March to introduce the plans and receive input from the public. The updated RLRLTPs will be incorporated into the Statewide Long-Range Land Transportation Plan (SLRLTP), which is being developed concurrently. The SLRLTP will also incorporate the Oahu Regional Transportation Plan (ORTP 2035), which was just completed by the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization. The SLRLTP will embrace the overall values of the people of Hawaii and guide land transportation policy and programs within the state through the year 2035.

Once the drafts of the SLRLTP and RLRLTPs are developed later this year, another round of public meetings will be held on the neighbor islands to receive input on their respective RLRLTPs as well as the SLRLTP, and on Oahu to discuss the SLRLTP. These meetings, in coordination with other outreach efforts, will ensure that all of Hawaii’s communities have an opportunity to participate in the development of the plans.

For more information, visit www.hawaiilongrangeplan.com or call the HDOT’s Public Affairs Office at 808-587-2160.

Upcoming public meetings schedule:

  • Wailuku, Maui, Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 5:30-7:30 PM, J. Walter Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
  • Kona, Hawaii Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:30-7:30 PM, Kona Outdoor Circle 72-6280 Kuakini Highway, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
  • Hilo, Hawaii Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 5:30-7:30 PM, Puueo Community Center

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