Everyone can rejoice with Hawaii island, especially Pahoa and Kapoho people, whose linkage via Highway 132 was broken by lava since the eruption of 2018. That critical artery was just reopened on the day before Thanksgiving.
Residents at the official blessing told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser it was a “first step at healing” and that more roads lie beneath lava awaiting recovery.
But it’s not really clear how many of those, without the aid of federal funds, can, or should, get done within a rift zone.
Drop off instead of parking at HNL
On an average day, more than 58,000 people are inbound or outbound at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. And during the holidays, the travelers’ count can ramp up at a pace of up to 5% each day.
Due to the uptick — combined with an increase in flights, construction and growing number of electric vehicles that park for free — parking fills quickly. So, state officials are encouraging a time-saver practice many of us already swear by: curbside dropoffs.
Despite the challenges of navigating HNL, the airport is a standout in one respect. So far this year, it’s reporting the lowest percentage of flight cancellations in the country.