Maui MPO to hold open house

Maui County residents will have a chance to share their ideas on transportation projects at the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization’s open house Saturday.

The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku and will allow the public to weigh in on the MPO’s long-range transportation plan and what projects should take priority moving forward. The open house will include food and keiki-friendly activities.

The MPO has spent the last eight months listening to the community and documenting opportunities to improve transportation on Maui, which are recorded in the Hele Mai Maui plan, a 20-year transportation vision “to ensure that our communities are connected by a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system,” the MPO said in a news release. Hele Mai Maui builds upon efforts like the Maui Island Plan, community plans, capital improvement programs and the MPO Transportation Improvement Plan.

Ideas like the West Maui Greenway, North Shore Greenway, Honoapiilani Highway realignment, Kihei north-south collector road, Paia relief route, expanded bus service and ways to mitigate car rental impacts will all be considered through Hele Mai Maui, along with other ideas the public may have.

Residents can stop by the open house or share input through an online survey that will be available starting Feb. 23.

For more information, contact Maui MPO Executive Director Lauren Armstrong at 270-8216 or visit mauimpo.org.

To view the Hele Mai Maui fact book, visit mauimpo.org/document/hele-mai-maui-factbook.