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Post-school traffic a nightmare in Kapa‘a
Wednesday I was stuck in the Kapa‘a roundabout blockage (2:30 p.m.) when the middle school got out. The buses were at the school, dozens of parents were blocking traffic both ways, kids were running into the road and across it to get into cars, there were NO crossing guards, traffic directors or anyone in charge!! It was insane! Traffic was at a standstill in every direction and kids were everywhere. Who’s in charge there!???
Larry Allen, Wailua
His Eagle project is bone-marrow registry drives
COVID-19 is the headline every day, but let’s not forget that there are people with other challenges, such as life-threatening blood cancers and who are desperately seeking a bone-marrow or blood-stem-cell transplant.
That’s why my Eagle Scout project involves partnering with Be the Match – Hawai‘i and organizing marrow-donor-registry drives to add more people to the registry so that more lives can be saved.
I’m seeking people age 18 to 44 to do a simple cheek swab. Online registration is offered for my upcoming drives:
w Lana‘i: Saturday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Straub Lanai Family Health Center;
w Kaua‘i: Sunday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kukui Grove Center;
w O‘ahu: Friday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kahala Mall;
w Moloka‘i: Saturday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to noon, Lanikeha Community Center;
w Kona, Hawai‘i Island: Saturday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., KTA Super Store in Keauhou Shopping Center;
w Hilo, Hawai‘i Island: Sunday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., KTA Super Store – Puainako;
w Maui: Saturday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center.
Your participation and help to publicize my project would be appreciated. Visit my.bethematch.org/imuascouts.
Riley Yoshio Regan, Honolulu
Post school traffic is crazy- even in Waimea the highway traffic was at a standstill around the middle school road. There needs to be more planning and attention to this issue.
The county struggles to think of ways to provide mass transit for tourists and locals. Yet when it’s provided residents would rather just drive to get their kids. Probably because it’s more convenient. As long as the free market allows for the best form of transportation, cars, we’ll use them. I personally love public transportation if it provides the service well.
The difference in the amount of traffic when school is out vs. in is outrageous.. WHY? Parents drive their kids to school because they have to PAY for the school bus service. It is not included for public schools. from what I understand it is up to $100 per quarter for one child. Multiply this by 2 or 3 kids to parents that are struggling just to pay rent & put food on the table. It seems if we want to control the morning and afternoon traffic congestion the state or county should subsidize the bus system so it is FREE or even mandatory for students to use.
FREE?? There’s no such thing. That just means that someone else pays. Why should I pay for your kids to ride to school. You certainly didn’t pay for mine. Think of some other solution.
Lol. Try $100 per month for riding the School Bus. And yes, I also dealt with that traffic insanity when my son attended Kapaa Elementary thru Kapaa High School.
There were many times we sat at the Roundabout entrance trying to get in and out.
When will people learn, you don’t stop in the Roundabout to let people in?? 😂😂
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