TACKLING TRAFFIC CONGESTION.
Letʻs put Hawaiʻi on the roadway to success.
Traffic is a quality of life issue. For too many people, the daily commute has become a source of frustration, taking time away from our loved ones. Numerous studies show that our rush-hour congestion, high gas prices, and dilapidated roads make Hawaiʻi a tough place to drive.
I believe that we should increase our investment in repairing our roadways, so that commuters can feel confident behind the wheel. I also believe that we must finish building rail to Ala Moana, while increasing oversight to ensure that every dollar is fully accounted for.
I support expanding zipper lane access during rush hour commutes. To advance clean transportation goals, we should build more charging stations for electrical vehicles and require all new developments to reserve a higher percentage of parking stalls for EVs.
Finally, as transportation continues to evolve, Hawaiʻi should get ahead of the curve by designing the infrastructure and regulations needed to accommodate driverless cars and air taxis, which are already being deployed in big cities.