Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) has introduced three bills in Congress to reform the century-old Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (commonlyRead more
A new report out of transportation analytics firm INRIX ranks Honolulu 10th on its list of the 10 most congested cities in the country, with each commuter wasting 49 hours per year stuck in traffic.
The top 10 list also includes Los Angeles, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Houston, New York and Seattle, and commuters spent a total of 8 billion hours stuck in traffic in 2015 across all ten cities combined. INRIX also notes that the U.S. accounts for 50 percent of the top 10 metros with the worst traffic congestion across both the U.S. and Europe. Only London has worse traffic than top-ranked U.S. cities.
INRIX released its 2015 Traffic Scorecard today, a benchmark for governments and agencies in the U.S. and Europe to measure progress in improving urban mobility.Read more
This year’s “BikeUHM,” the annual appreciation and promotional event for those who cycle and who are thinking of cycling to UH Mānoa, coincides with the University’s Earth Day Festival on Thursday, April 24. “BikeUHM 2014: Earth Cycles” will be held along Legacy Path (near Dole Street) from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
To further enhance the cycling experience at UH Mānoa, the University has implemented Sharrow lanes (shared by both motorists and bicyclists) and free bike parking in any of the more than 150 racks positioned around campus. Coming soon is the installation of a secure, enclosed bike shelter in the Lower Campus Parking Structure and bike-share stations on campus, as recommended in a recent feasibility study for bike-sharing in Honolulu.Read more
The State of Hawaii has launched a new mobile app designed to help drivers locate publicly available electric vehicle charging stations statewide. The free “EV Stations Hawaii” app is available for Apple and Android smartphones and mobile devices.
“The EV Stations Hawaii app is a great example of our state using new technology to advance the widespread use of electric vehicles in Hawaii,” said Gov. Neil Abercrombie. “Convenience is key to further the adoption of EVs, which are part of Hawaii’s clean transportation future and move us toward reducing our dependency on imported oil.”Read more
In the first comprehensive redesign of its domestic onboard service product in more than a decade, Hawaiian Airlines has cemented its signature ‘Mea Ho‘okipa Service’ as the gold standard in domestic air travel and the only authentic Hawaii experience in air travel.
Hawaiian’s ‘Mea Ho‘okipa’ (translation: I am host) inflight service philosophy has long been embraced by travelers for its celebration of the culture, people and Aloha Spirit of Hawaii. Reintroduced August 1 on all flights between Hawaii and its 11 gateway cities in North America, Hawaiian has taken its acclaimed inflight service and made it even more enjoyable with enticing new made-in-Hawaii products, Island-style complimentary meals and improved service offerings.
The new program was inspired by customer feedback, solicited by Hawaiian to further align its service with the things that customers value most in onboard service and amenities.Read more
Hawaiian Airlines and New York-based JetBlue Airways today announced a partnership agreement that will make it easy for travelers upRead more
Hawaii Lt. Governor Brian Schatz today announced that AeroVironment has been selected to help lead the way to a cleanerRead more
ShakaNet, the largest provider of wireless Internet services in Hawaii, today announced that it is partnering with FreeFi Networks Inc. to provide free wireless Internet access to passengers throughout the concourses, lounges and concession areas of Honolulu International Airport (HNL).
“This is the first deployment of free wireless services at Honolulu International Airport, the largest airport in the state of Hawaii,” said Nam Vu, Chief Technology Officer for ShakaNet.Read more
Hawaiian Airlines extended its streak as the nationâ€™s #1 on-time airline to a sixthÂ consecutive year in 2009, according to todayâ€™sRead more
Hawaiian Airlines today announced a range of exclusively priced air-hotel vacation packages for travel to Hawaii from seven of itsRead more
Hawaiian Airlines today announced that it has signed a “definitive purchase agreement” with aircraft manufacturer Airbus to acquire 12 newRead more
Gov. Linda Lingle today said that tougher measures are needed to penalize drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians inRead more
An early afternoon accident in which a military vehicle damaged a bridge on the H-1 freeway led to hours ofRead more
Water bottles, deodorants, and hair gel weren’t the only things travelers had to dump as a result of tighter airRead more
Jetstar Airways, a low-cost subsidiary of Australia-based Quantas, plans to fly between Australia and Hawaii by the end of November.Read more
While there were long lines and some confusion at Honolulu International Airport yesterday, airport workers and travelers largely adjusted wellRead more
Startup interisland airline go! a subsidiary of Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines has extended its $29 one-way fare through the end ofRead more
Despite having one of the nation’s highest rates of seat belt use, Hawaii’s number of traffic fatalities last year wentRead more
TM Travel, also known as Jackie’s, is losing its charter flight service to Las Vegas next month after its publicRead more
The Australian government today approved Hawaiian Airlines‘ license to establish regular flights from Sydney to Honolulu. This clears the finalRead more
United Airlines is bringing back its daily non-stop service between its hub in Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Honolulu inRead more
Hawaiian Airlines will fly Boeing 717 jets into and out of Kalaeloa Airport (JRF) this month and next through aRead more
Gov. Linda Lingle today greatly reduced the length of time pets are required to be held in quarantine when broughtRead more
A sightseeing tour over the lava fields of Kilauea on Father’s Day turned deadly for a Pennsylvania family when theRead more
Honolulu police shut down the eastbound lanes of Moanalua Freeway at around 5:30 a.m. this morning, through the peakRead more
The reef runway at Honolulu International Airport will be closed for morning repairs for up to four days beginningRead more