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Public Input Sought on Kahului Airport Master Plan

October 19, 2011, 12:11 PM HST
* Updated October 19, 12:45 PM
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By Wendy Osher

Kahului Airport, control tower. Photo by Wendy Osher.

The state Department of Transportation will host a public meeting to solicit public input on a Kahului Airport Master Plan Update and Noise Compatibility Program.

“These meetings are vital opportunities for the public to help guide the future development of Kahului Airport,” said Glenn Okimoto, state DOT Director. “Public input is crucial in developing a long-term plan that will successfully continue to meet the needs of the community.”

The purpose of the Kahului Airport Master Plan Update is to assess the capacity of existing facilities and to determine if the existing facilities are adequate to meet projected future demands.

The Kahului Airport Noise Compatibility Program is designed to identify existing non-compatible land uses, prevent and address potential future competing uses.

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The gathering will include presentations on recently-completed operations and passenger forecasts, alternatives for planned improvements, and updates on current projects.

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The public informational meeting, on Thursday, November 3, 2011, is the third of four meetings scheduled on Maui to gather public input.

The upcoming meeting will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville.

For more information, please contact Ms. Lynette Kawaoka, Airports Division, Department of Transportation, at (808) 838-8818.

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