We are pleased to announce the receipt of four nomination applications for new byways--three on Oahu and one on Hawaii Island. The Scenic Byways Advisory Committee will review applications and provide recommendations to HDOT's Director Okimoto. We hope to announce results in our next issue.
Olomana Loomis ISC was awarded a contract to create the logo and signage design for our state byways; Senator Brian Schatz introduced his first bill in the United States Senate: the "Pacific Islands Parks Act of 2013"; and the Hawaii Tourism Authority via the Hawaii Community Foundation recently awarded a generous grant to assist with interpretive signage for our Kau byway, Slopes of Mauna Loa.
Mahalo nui to Olomana Loomis, Senator Schatz, HTA and HCF!
David L. Zevenbergen
Hawaii Scenic Byways Coordinator
Hawaii Department of Transportation