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KAHULUI – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be holding a public informational meeting to update the community on upcoming and ongoing Airports, Harbors and Highways Division projects in the Hana area. The meeting is scheduled at the following location and time: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5 to 7:30 p.m. Hana Beach Park, Helene ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is proud to be a sponsor for the eighth annual Hawai‘i Construction and Career Days event that will take place on Thursday, October 2, and Friday, October 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., daily, at the Aloha Stadium, lower Halawa parking lot. Construction Career Days is ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is preparing its personnel, equipment and assets for possible impact and clean-up response activities in anticipation of the arrival of Iselle and Julio. Currently all state airports and highways remain open. If state airports and highways are impacted by the storms, information regarding closures and re-openings will ...
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Summer internships are available at HDOT. Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 23, 2014. Please click below for an application form and more details. 2014 Summer Application

The sixth annual Hawaii Construction Career Days event took place today at the Hilo Civic Auditorium, providing nearly 900 students from 20 Big Island schools with career guidance from construction industry, trade and educational representatives. Students also received hands-on experience with specialized heavy equipment and trade tools.

Governor Neil Abercrombie today joined representatives of the DOT, the four county police departments, the Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition (KIPC) and other child passenger safety advocates to kick off “Child Passenger Safety Week in Hawai‘i” with a proclamation signing and news conference at The Queen’s Medical Center.

DOT announced plans to prepare for the annual "Beat the School Jam" on Monday, August 20, through Friday, August 24, to alleviate traffic congestion. Lane closures will be postponed, The H-1 Freeway Zipper Lane and the Nimitz Highway Contraflow Lane will be modified, and commuters are encouraged to use alternative ways of transportation.

Governor Neil Abercrombie declared August as “Pedestrian Safety Month in Hawaii,” the only statewide pedestrian safety month in the nation. Pedestrian-related community events and campaigns will be taking place throughout the month to encourage safe pedestrian behaviors, as well as to heighten drivers’ awareness of pedestrians, with the ultimate goal of saving lives and making Hawaii a safer place to walk.

The state DOT and the four county police departments are reminding everyone to buckle up every day, day or night. The national 2012 “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off on May 20 and runs through June 3, but local law enforcement officers will be strongly enforcing seat belt safety laws around the clock and year-round.

Beginning Monday, March 5, 2012 all individuals renewing or applying for a new Hawaii driver's license or learner's permit will be required to show proof of legal presence in the United States. Documentation is required to establish, (1) legal name, (2) date of birth, (3) social security number, and (4) legal presence. A full list of all potential documents, new requirements and frequently asked questions can be found at hawaii.gov/dot.