Superferry EIS begins amid continued concerns.
A date for resumption of the Superferry's service to Kaua`i is still pending. The company has attempted to continue its daily trips to Maui, but was delayed by court action, docked by bad weather, and grounded by damage to the vessel. Yikes! The public will have another opportunity to provide input after the draft EIS is published, which is expected by this October. There is one final 45-day commment period.
The scope of the EIS will include air quality, cultural resources, marine resources, parks and recreation, public facilities and services, socioeconomics, terrestrial resources (agriculture and invasive species), traffic and circulation and travel.
Most of the ongoing press about the Superferry has not been positive so it doesn't seem like the Superferry will be traveling to Kauai any time soon. However, since the loss of Aloha Airlines, people are reminded again of the need for more than one mode of transportation between islands.
Ron Margolis, RA, CDPE, ABR Hawaii Life Real Estate Services 808.346.7095 email: firstname.lastname@example.org