Long overdue MAHALO
A big MAHALO to the County of Kaua‘i Agency Transportation, Gerald Nakamura (Paratransit Operations) and the Paratransit drivers ( Eddie, Willy, John, Mario )and dispatchers (Michelle, Averie) working with ALOHA on a daily, consistent basis for our Kaua‘i kupuna.
I am a caregiver for my 92-year-old mother who moved from O‘ahu almost two years ago. These past six months using the Paratransit has been a God-send. In the morning, the drivers are diligent about being on time, displaying “akahai /kindness” and tenderness when handling loading and offloading of our elderly. I know she is well cared for and often hear of her admiration for their thoughtfulness in tiny gestures as reaching out a hand to go down the stairs, fastening a seat belt.
On behalf of Ronella …Mahalo nui loa and know that your exceptional work is noticed!
Roberta Zarbaugh, Wailua Homesteads
Heavy duty trucks require evryone’s attention
On Monday, Nov. 1, there was a three-vehicle accident on Kuhio Highway which lead to a death of a passenger in one of the vehicles.
My understanding is that a truck hit the vehicle on the backside causing it to spin out unto the oncoming traffic that caused the oncoming vehicle to hit the spinning vehicle.
My plead is to the truck drivers (rubbish trucks, semi, delivery, to include over size vehicles) to slow down and pay attention. To the truck drivers, “remember you get paid by the hour and not on how fast you get there!” Kaua‘i’s highways and roads are not designed with a truck lane.
Also, vehicle drivers: Do not make any sudden stops or movements such as pulling out in front of a huge oncoming vehicle at intersections/driveways. It would be a guaranteed hit cause these heavy vehicles (trucks) will take some time to stop.
Let’s all drive safely on the highway/roadway and be alert!
Howard Tolbe, ‘Ele‘ele
Lavish praise for the WONDERFUL ROUND-ABOUT at Kealia.
The inside stone part with plants is beautiful.
The outside parts are also beautiful.
Traffic whizzes around, no problem.
Now you don’t have to take your life in your hands as you pull out into dangerous traffic!
It probably cost too much, but who cares?
Thank you for all the workers who built the WONDERFUL ROUND-ABOUT!
(You are probably relieved I didn’t send in another Pandemic Pop Quiz.)
Molly Jones, Kealia