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MAP-21: Funding Update
All Hawaii's Byways Now on
Upcoming Events along Our Byway

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone enduring the impacts of super storm Sandy, and especially our friends in the Byways community, from state coordinators and local volunteers to our project team member Bob Kull. 
In this issue, Hawaii's Scenic Byways get a visibility bump (mahalo and!), MAP-21 impacts transportation nationwide--including Scenic Byways--and we offer updates on some choice happenings this month on each of our Byways.

As always, mahalo nui loa for your support. Please pass this newsletter on to anyone you think might be interested in our program.  





David L. Zevenbergen
Hawaii Scenic Byways Coordinator
Hawaii Department of Transportation
(808) 587-6357


MAP-21 - Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century
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Many Byways sponsor groups have asked about future funding for Byways and Byway-related facilities. Congress recently passed a two-year transportation bill entitled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, which includes the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).  


FHWA recently released its Interim Guidance regarding TAP eligibility requirements. In brief, several former smaller programs have been combined, including Scenic Byways, and project funding is eligible under TAP funds. 


Here's one published question and answer specifically related to Byways:  
1. What types of Scenic Byways projects are eligible under MAP-21? 
Eligible projects under the Surface Transportation Program (STP) and TAP that may have previously been eligible as part of the National Scenic Byways Program include the construction of turnouts, overlooks and viewing areas; historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities related to a Byway; and bicycle and pedestrian facilities along a Byway.  


FHWA has lots of MAP-21 details here:


If you have any questions, just let us know.
All Hawaii Scenic Byways Are on  
Mahalo to Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) for updating their popular website There, they are featuring information on Kauai's Byway and on the three Byways on Hawaii Island. All are located within the Guidebook section of the site.  
We also appreciate the hard work of the staff at the national website They've updated our section of their website to include our two newest additions, the Slopes of Mauna Loa and the Holo Holo Koloa.
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Upcoming Events Along Our Byway
Have you visited our Byways lately? While there are lots of reasons to make the trek, here are some highlights:
Nov. 3-11: Kona Coffee Festival
Mamalahoa Kona Heritage Corridor
Nov. 10: The Art and Traditions of Hula at KilaueaKau Scenic Byway
Nov. 12: Garden Isle Artisan Fair, Holo Holo Koloa Scenic Byway
Nov. 18: "Kokua Kailua" Hulihee Palace Monthly Event and Village Stroll, Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast Scenic Byway

Hope to see you there! 
Kona coffee
 Kona sunset
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