Scorecard: Honolulu’s Traffic Worst in the Nation; Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down; What Hawaii Reporter Story is Being Turned Into a Hollywood Movie?

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Scorecard: Honolulu’s Traffic Worst in the Nation

Honolulu drivers don’t need a scorecard to know how bad traffic is here.


But a new report confirms Honolulu Tops L.A. and New York as America’s worst traffic city.

The fifth Annual INRIX Traffic Scorecard released today documents that Honolulu drivers waste 58 hours a year in traffic with the most congested period on Tuesdays between 5:15 to 5:30 pm.

See the full report here

The study gets to the heart of one of Oahu’s most controversial subjects – how to improve traffic.

University of Hawaii Professor Panos Prevedouros has offered several solutions to improving traffic flow, such as traffic light synchronization, bypasses, a tunnel, hot lanes and a bus rapid transit system. Those recommendations are covered extensively at his blog, and in Hawaii Reporter.

However, over the last two administrations, city officials have been largely focused on constructing a $5.3 billion elevated steel on steel rail system on Oahu’s west side that according to their own Environmental Impact Statement, won’t improve traffic. The rail is being built, city official say, to give commuters an alternative means of transportation.

So what are city officials doing to improve traffic throughout the island?

We hope to hear from the city administration today on this.

Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down

Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife Beth – stars of the reality television show Dog the Bounty Hunter, are familiar faces in Hawaii. Their television series on A&E has showcased the Chapman’s personal and professional life and Hawaii’s criminal element for eight seasons.

Yesterday, the couple announced there won’t be a 9th season of the popular show – at least on the A&E network.

Dog and Beth said yesterday: “This has been a great ride for 8 seasons and we would not be where we are today but for our loyal and dedicated fans. We are about to start a new chapter, and an announcement will be made sooner rather than later. You can’t keep a good Dog down.”

Hawaii Reporter’s 10 Anniversary Bash: Special Announcements

Hawaii Reporter is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Friday, June 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Waialae Country Club.

We’ll have great entertainment, delicious food, beautiful ocean views, and a recap of Hawaii Reporter’s top stories from the last decade.

We’ll also unveil a new sister publication.

And we will tell you which Hawaii Reporter news story is being turned into a Hollywood movie.

We hope you will come and join us for an evening of fun. Tickets are $100 and contributions will go toward supporting Hawaii Reporter’s investigative news efforts.

Call 306-3161 or email for reservations.





  1. The rail will NOT solve our traffic problems. I know Panos has a heavy accent, and he’s hard to understand, but his ideas make a lot of sense, to me. Since he’s not running again, you could get my vote by telling me you’d make him head of the Dept. of Transportation.

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