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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release No. M-125-07
MAYOR APPOINTS WAYNE YOSHIOKA
AS TRANSPORTATION CHIEF
Yoshioka is manager of transportation planning and traffic engineering and a senior supervising transportation engineer for PB Americas, Inc., the multinational engineering firm.
Mayor Hannemann said, “I’m thrilled that Wayne Yoshioka has accepted this very demanding and difficult responsibility. With nearly 30 years of professional engineering experience in all phases of traffic engineering and transportation planning, design, and construction, he’ll bring the requisite capabilities we need as we move into the planning and design phase of our fixed-guideway system, expand our multimodal transportation network, and make improvements to our streets and traffic management.”
Kaku becomes director of the Department of Emergency Management on December 1.
While with PB, he contributed to the updating of the Oahu Regional Transportation Plan for the Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization; designed traffic signal improvements for major intersections; analyzed parking demand and planned parking garages at Honolulu International Airport and Ala Moana Center; and worked on numerous traffic management, road capacity, high-occupancy vehicle, sub-area plan, and airport planning projects for state and local governments and private developers.
Yoshioka was involved in the recently concluded Honolulu High Capacity Transit Corridor Alternatives Analysis, the analysis that led to the City’s adoption of the fixed guideway as the best alternative to meet
He is a guest lecturer on transportation and civil engineering at the University of Hawaii College of Engineering and a class mentor for senior engineering design courses.
|Wednesday, November 14, 2007|