Dillingham Boulevard reopened after pedestrian crash

(Via KHON)

Honolulu police reopened roads in Kalihi following a pedestrian crash.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Emergency officials say a 73-year-old woman was hit by a car fronting 2043 Dillingham Boulevard.

Police say she was in a marked crosswalk.

She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police say Dillingham Boulevard was closed in the westbound direction from Mokauea Street to Puuhale Road until just before 8 p.m.

Police say drugs, alcohol, and speed do not appear to be factors.

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Source:  KHON

Bus fares set to increase Jan. 1

(Via Star-Advertiser)

Honolulu bus fares are going up, starting Jan. 1, 2018.

The one-way fare for an adult will increase by 25 cents to $2.75, as well as $10 more to $70 for a monthly pass, which is good for unlimited usage on regular and Express! service during the month purchased.

Monthly, one- and two-year bus pass rates will change starting Wednesday, Dec. 20, with the sale of the passes valid on Jan. 1, 2018. Annual adult passes, available from TheBus’s pass office at Kalihi Transit Center, will increase to $770 from $660.

Te Honolulu City Council approved the increase in bus fares earlier this year to help recoup funds as well as to comply with a policy requiring between 27 percent and 33 percent of its revenue come from bus fares.

The one-way fare for youth ages six through 17 will remain the same at $1.25. The monthly youth pass, however, increases from $30 to $35 starting Jan. 1. Children five years and under are still free when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger and not occupying a seat.

No changes were made to one-way fares for seniors and persons with disabilities, who pay $1. However, monthly fees for seniors and persons with disabilities will go up to $35 from $30 for the one-year pass, and to $70 from $60 for the two-year pass.

Transfers were discontinued Oct. 1, and replaced with a one-day pass good for rides all day. The price for a one-day pass will increase to $5.50 from $5 starting Jan. 1.

For more information, visit thebus.org.

Source: Star-Advertiser

Mayors pledge 100% ground transportation powered by renewable energy by 2045

(Via KITV)

Hawaii is now the first in the nation to commit to a 100% renewable transportation future.

Hawaii’s four mayors came together on Tuesday to sign proclamations aboard the historic voyaging canoe Hokule’a, committing to an all renewable transportation system by 2045.

“We honor the meaning of this wonderful floating classroom.  This education opportunity for our young people and for people throughout the world.” Explained County of Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho.
The mayors teamed up with President of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Nainoa Thompson to call for an end to fossil fuels.  Thompson’s travels showed him first hand the damage we’re doing to the environment.

“We’ve known about the problem for such a long time.  It’s not a new problem and we know we’re at peak oil.  It’s going to run out and we know that right now there’s no options, but today was a day when Hawaii’s leadership took a stand.”  Said Thompson.

“The next step is to get the public, the private sector to convert their vehicles to sources that are not fossil based.” Said City and County of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Also in Tuesday’s signing, the City and County of Honolulu, the County of Maui, and the County of Kaua’i pledged to transition all fleet vehicles to 100% renewable power by 2035.

“Maybe we don’t know the pathway, but you’ll never know the pathway until you make the commitment.  Today is a day of courage by leadership.  That I’m proud of.” Said Thompson.