Seeing Highway 130 at Night in the Rain – A Community Member Speaks Up

*1/22/13 UPDATE See Senator Ruderman’s reply below*

More Highway 130 Concerns by a local resident:

Lighting along Highway 130 is a concern for local residents.

Lighting along Highway 130 is a concern for local residents.

Aloha Damon,

I would like to ask you for advice and assistance concerning Highway 130’s need more reflectors and streetlights.

My wife’s drive home from work every night from Kea’au to Pahoa is treacherous because whole sections of the road are missing reflectors and/or street lights on one or both sides. The roadway around the entrance to Ainaloa is what the rest of the highway should be like.

I’ve already written to Ruderman a couple weeks ago and received no response yet.  I was thinking about handing out postcards around town with Ruderman’s address on one side and note requesting reflectors on the other requiring only a signature and stamp.

I was also thinking sign waving and handing out the postcards on Fridays at the bottleneck.

Sincerely,

Theodore Banta, Pahoa, Hawaii

UPDATE:

On behalf of Senator Ruderman, we request that a correction to be made to the January 21, 2013 post “Seeing Highway 130 at Night in the Rain – A Community Member Speaks Up.” On January 18, Senator Ruderman did reply to Mr. Banta’s facebook message copied below and attached.

In the reply, Senator Ruderman apologized to Mr. Banta for the delay in replying to his message concerning the dangerous driving conditions faced by his wife at night. Senator Ruderman has been very busy preparing for the 2013 legislative session, but has still made a great effort to respond personally to scores of calls and emails from constituents through official means of contact. It has taken some time for our staff to transition the former campaign facebook account into a formal channel of communication, according to Hawaii State Senate rules, but we will strive for more prompt replies via facebook in the future.

We would greatly appreciate if you could communicate to constituents that the best way to ensure their concerns about District 2 are responded to promptly are to contact Senator Ruderman:

 

1.       Via email at:                                       senruderman@capitol.hawaii.gov

2.       Toll free telephone at:                   974-4000 x66890

3.       By post at:                                          Senator Russell Ruderman, Hawaii State Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St. Rm. #217, Honolulu HI 96813.

 

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