|Trillion Dollar Highway Plans
= Multiple Bypass Surgery
a state by state list
|High Priority Corridors
specified by Congress in 1991, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2012
|Corridors of the Future|
| J. Edgar Hoover Parkway: transportation surveillance,
mileage taxes, RFID & video tolling
Corridor A to X in AL, GA, MD, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WV
Hawai'i is one of three states without any High Priority Corridors (the others are Delaware and Massachusetts, which got huge subsidies for its "Big Dig" highway).
H-3 (built, lawsuit unsuccessful)
The H-1, H-2 and H-3 highways on O'ahu are considered "interstate highways" even though they don't (obviously) connect to other states. Part of the environmental opposition to H-3 was concerned about potential aquifer damage from the construction, but their prevention efforts were not sucessful.
Lahaina Bypass - Maui
a four-lane bypass highway spanning approximately nine miles from Launiupoko to Honokowai.
under construction in 2012.
There is no oil in Hawai'ian geology. Active volcanoes are too young to have compressed ancient algae into petroleum. Hawai'i is also the most dependent place in the United States for petroleum to run its electric grid - very little electricity on the "mainland" is generated by burning oil. Hawai'i is also very dependent on long distance aviation for the tourism economy and for the military bases. Nearly all travel between the islands uses airplanes.