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Transportation & Traffic

Brave new world for taxis

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Tuesday (June 19) vetoed a bill that would have capped surge pricing for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft. And kudos to the mayor for that. The City Council has until July 19 to override the veto, but at the moment economic common sense

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A ‘first’ Honolulu doesn’t need

MEDIA RELEASE from Grassroot Institute of Hawaii CONTACT: Joe Kent, (808) 987-7322 or jkent@grassrootinstitute.org   HONOLULU, June 7, 2018  >> The Honolulu City Council yesterday approved what could be the nation’s first ban on “surge pricing” by ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, prompting the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to warn

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Share freedom, not red tape

Hawaii took the long route to increasing consumer choice at its largest state airport, but it arrived there nevertheless, if only temporarily. After lengthy negotiations, the state granted Uber and Lyft permission to pick up passengers from two designated areas at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu, under

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Time for change at Hawaii’s airports

Hawaii’s Legislature is on the verge of enacting a major reform that may improve the efficiency of Hawaii’s airports, but while it falls short of full privatization, it may be just what it is needed – for now.

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Is the Hawaii wharfage increase needed?

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin published on Sunday, November 20, 2016, an opinion-editorial (op-ed), “Don’t rush into raising wharfage rates,” written by Todd Offutt, who was until recently, the Hawaii State Harbors Division Oahu District Manager, questioning the need for the proposed Hawaii wharfage increase. Offutt states ”wharfage rates would jump 47%

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Hawaii Department of Transportation to study isle ferry services

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported on Monday, October 3, 2016, in the news article, “Federal funds will help state conduct study on new ferries,” that the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded Hawaii State Department of Transportation (HIDOT) a grant of $500,000.00 to complete a feasibility study of various intra-island (within

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Brave new world for taxis

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Tuesday (June 19) vetoed a bill that would have capped surge pricing for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft. And kudos to the mayor for that. The City Council has until July 19 to override the veto, but at the moment economic common sense

Read More →

A ‘first’ Honolulu doesn’t need

MEDIA RELEASE from Grassroot Institute of Hawaii CONTACT: Joe Kent, (808) 987-7322 or jkent@grassrootinstitute.org   HONOLULU, June 7, 2018  >> The Honolulu City Council yesterday approved what could be the nation’s first ban on “surge pricing” by ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft, prompting the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii to warn

Read More →

Share freedom, not red tape

Hawaii took the long route to increasing consumer choice at its largest state airport, but it arrived there nevertheless, if only temporarily. After lengthy negotiations, the state granted Uber and Lyft permission to pick up passengers from two designated areas at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Oahu, under

Read More →

Time for change at Hawaii’s airports

Hawaii’s Legislature is on the verge of enacting a major reform that may improve the efficiency of Hawaii’s airports, but while it falls short of full privatization, it may be just what it is needed – for now.

Read More →

Is the Hawaii wharfage increase needed?

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin published on Sunday, November 20, 2016, an opinion-editorial (op-ed), “Don’t rush into raising wharfage rates,” written by Todd Offutt, who was until recently, the Hawaii State Harbors Division Oahu District Manager, questioning the need for the proposed Hawaii wharfage increase. Offutt states ”wharfage rates would jump 47%

Read More →

Hawaii Department of Transportation to study isle ferry services

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported on Monday, October 3, 2016, in the news article, “Federal funds will help state conduct study on new ferries,” that the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded Hawaii State Department of Transportation (HIDOT) a grant of $500,000.00 to complete a feasibility study of various intra-island (within

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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