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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Speed Limit Reduced to 35 mph on Pi‘ilani Highway Between Uwapo and Līpoa

Maui motorists are advised that the posted speed limit on Piʻilani Highway between Uwapo Road/Kaiwahine Street and Līpoa Street/Līpoa Parkway will be reduced from 40 mph to 35 mph in both directions. The new speed limit signs were installed June 15, 2021 and are effective immediately.
Monday, June 14, 2021

One Case of “Delta” Variant Detected in Hawai‘i by State Lab

The variant was detected in a specimen from an O‘ahu resident, who traveled to Nevada in early May. The person was fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to travel and had a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to departing Nevada. The person developed mild symptoms consistent with COVID-19 several days after returning to Hawai‘i and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. To date, there is no evidence of household transmission or secondary cases.
Thursday, June 10, 2021

$200 Surcharge Added to $35 Citation to Deter Illegal Parking on Hāna Highway

The signs warning of the $35 no parking citations and $200 parking violation surcharge under Hawaiʻi Revised Statute 291C-111 are being installed to reduce the temptation for drivers to illegally park on Hāna Highway.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Multi-Level State Office Building Proposed for Construction on Grounds of Old Wailuku Post Office Site

An up to six-level state office building over a five-level parking structure is proposed for development on the site of the old Wailuku Post Office at 70 South High Street in Wailuku. The parcel is currently being utilized as a parking lot for the County of Maui with approximately 45 reserved stalls.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Search of Hawai‘i Made Brands

Managers at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center on Maui are setting their marketing efforts on a new program that gives Hawai‘i-made brands and products an opportunity to compete for a chance to win a free “cart” or shop space at the center for three months.
Monday, June 07, 2021

Restaurants Can Increase Capacity When Hawai‘i Vaccine Rate Reaches 60%

Governor David Ige today set additional vaccination benchmarks for gatherings and restaurants. When Hawaiʻi reaches a 60% vaccination rate, social gatherings can increase to 25 indoors and 75 outdoors; and restaurant capacity will increase to 75% (with a maximum group size of 25 indoors and 75 outdoors).
Friday, June 04, 2021

Hawai‘i Inter-County Travel Restrictions to be Lifted June 15; All Travel Restrictions to End at 70% Vaccination Rate

Governor David Ige today unveiled a list of benchmarks he has set for lifting restrictions on travel based on the statewide vaccination rates in Hawaiʻi.
Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Maui Post Arrival Test to End on June 4

Maui’s post-arrival rapid testing program at Kahului Airport will end on Friday, June 4. Follow-up testing revealed that just five travelers were confirmed as positive–including three visitors and two returning residents. To date, the program cost between $2.5 and $2.7 million.
Friday, May 28, 2021

Hawai‘i Rental Car Shortage Prompts Tourism Industry Advice to Travelers

many vehicles are already reserved at most major rental companies through August, with the daily rental fee for available vehicles often being significantly higher than usual. “We have heard reports that some vehicles are being rented for as much as $700 per day,” said John De Fries, President and CEO of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
Thursday, May 27, 2021

Pain at the Pump: Hawaiʻi Gas Prices Climb to 2014 Levels

Heading into the Memorial Day weekend for travel, gas prices for Hawaiʻi continued to climb, reaching levels not seen since November 2014, according to the AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch.
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