Status of Alternative Transportation in South Maui

An enthusiastic, but smaller than average audience welcomed our three guests for Tuesday’s (9/18/12) community meeting, but perhaps Christine Andrews’ Nissan Leaf drew the most attention , as it related to her presentation on Electric Vehicles (EV’s).

After President Jon Miller announced the nominating committee for the 2013 KCA BOD, Ms Andrews gave her  presentation about the benefits of all electric personal vehicles on Maui, followed by S. Kihei resident Rich Brunner, who  explained how he was finally able to obtain a federal grant under “Safe Routes to School,” to help a school crossing area along Alanui Ke Ali’i   be safer. Finally, Public Works Director David Goode  addressed Bikeable and Walkable progress in So Maui, as well details on the proposed Waipuilani Beach Bike path.

Unfortunatel;y. due to  major technological challenges, which prohibted any visual presentations, and caused a very late start, two of the three presenters were unable to remain for the panel discussion, although each  make strong efforts to answer inquiries. Thus the panel was just KCA’s Jon Miller and Director David Goode for discussion and the audiences Q & A’s.

Next KCA event will be Oct 9 and 10 with Candidates forum on  Akaku Community Television station( ch53), but no live audience. Next live community meeting is November 20.

Look for a complete report of meeting in Maui Weekly.

 

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