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ACTING MAYOR CALDWELL KICKS OFF BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON
(Mon., Aug. 9, 2010)—Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell and city transportation officials reminded the public today about the expected increased morning traffic with the upcoming back to school season.
“Drivers need to be aware that the morning commute into
On Monday, August 23, the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus and four community colleges on
Some general commuting tips include:
· Planning your commute earlier or later during the rush-hour period to avoid peak traffic.
· Anticipate longer commutes with the increased traffic
· Keep your vehicle maintained to prevent stalls and break-downs
· Using alternative modes of commuting like walking or biking
· Encourage ridesharing, such as:
o Riding TheBus
City transportation director Wayne Yoshioka said that the City Department of Transportation Services (DTS) is currently in the process of optimizing traffic signals islandwide to improve traffic flow. This optimization effort is anchored by its
TheBus offers 34 commuter express routes serving riders from various suburban areas of
A University Bus Pass Program or “U-PASS” provides bus passes to
TheBus also offers a commuter transportation program that distributes bus passes or transit voucher benefits to employees of participating companies. For more information on both programs, call TheBus at 848-4500.
Honolulu Police Department Chief Louis Kealoha also reminded motorists to drive with Aloha as a courtesy to other drivers and pedestrians.
“Drivers who have to be on the road during peak hours should leave early and pay attention to the cars around them; many collisions are due to rushed or distracted drivers,” Chief Kealoha said. “At the same time, we ask motorists to drive with Aloha as our keiki walk or bike to school.”
Media Contact: Bill Brennan, 768-6928