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About the Transportation Commission

The Transportation Commission is responsible for regulating passenger carrying motor vehicles such as taxis and to serve as an advisory commission on mass transit and other transportation-related matters.

 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION  9/1/2019

Purpose:

To regulate passenger carrying motor vehicles such as sampan buses, taxis and other vehicles exempted by the Public Utilities Commission, and to serve as an advisory commission on mass transit and other transportation-related matters.

Authority:

Hawaii County Code, Section 18-3, as amended.

Appointment:

Mayor with Council approval.  Normal five-year staggered terms.

Full Membership:

Nine members.

Specific Representation:

One member from each council district.

Requirements:

None specified.

Meetings:

Normally, meetings are held on a rotating basis in Hilo, Waimea, and Kona.

Financial Disclosure:

Members must file Financial Disclosure within 20 working days of taking the oath of office.  Thereafter, annual disclosures must be filed on or before January 31.  The disclosures are confidential and will be kept on file by the Board of Ethics.  County Code, Chapter 2, Section 2-91.1.

Reappointment:

Following the expiration of a term, no member may be reappointed for at least two years.

Qualities:

Respected by the community as being community-minded and oriented. Able to focus on the community needs as a whole without catering to special or self-interest.

Current Members:

CD

 

Michael Akau, 12/31/20

1

 

Kris L.K. Hoke, 12/31/19

2

 

Andres Baclig 12/31/2020

3

 

James Weatherford, 12/31/22

4

 

Wendy Davis, 12/31/19

5

 

Scott Ancheta, 12/31/22

6

 

John Walker, 12/31/2021

7

 

Benjamin Agdeppa, 12/31/2023

8

 

Michael O’Loughlin 12/31/2023

9

Secretary/Contact Person:

Sari Kogasaka-Cantor
961-8409

Attorney Assigned:

Angelic Malia Hall

961-8251

 

*The information on this sheet is condensed. For full information see appropriate
Sections of the County Charter, County Code and/or Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

 

For more information, contact the Transportation Commission at:

County of Hawai'i Mass Transit Agency
Attn: Transportation Commission
25 Aupuni Street
Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8343
Email: heleonbus@hawaiicounty.gov