April 2023 Meeting Highlights

Meeting Date: April 26, 2023

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Attendance: 23 Participants

Welcome Attendees

President Keoni Wasano welcomed the attendees and started the meeting.


President Keoni Wasano announced the open registration for the ITE Joint International & Western District Annual Meeting.  More information can be found here: https://www.iteannualmeeting.org/

Registration is also open for the ITE Hawaii Section Technical Solutions Event in May 2023. We’re changing the format this year so you all can see more presentations.  There will be three 30-minute sessions throughout the afternoon with 2 presentations during each session in separate breakout rooms.  The schedule for the event and detailed information can be found on the website under “Technical Solutions Event” (link provided below as well). Presentations will be from Transnomis, Rekor, PTV Group, Swarco, Google and Iteris. Registration for ITE members and agency members is free, non-member fee is $10.  For more information, click here: https://www.ite-hawaii.org/technical-solutions-event/.

Committee Chair Updates

No Updates

National/District Updates

Section Administrator Cathy Leong reminded everyone that the upcoming Western District Meeting is scheduled to be in-person and held in Portland, OR on August 13-16, 2023.  


Cathy Leong introduced the guest speaker, Brian Canepa who is a Planner and Principal at W-Trans specializing in innovative parking and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plans designed to promote prudent sustainability and maximize available resources.  His presentation was on how similar to Honolulu’s Bill 2, other public agencies have implemented no minimum parking requirements including a bill that was recently enacted in California (AB2097) that prohibits public agencies or cities from imposing a minimum automobile parking requirement on most development projects located within a half-mile radius of a major transit stop.  He discussed the potential ramifications of this new statewide law along with the experiences of other jurisdictions tackling the same issue. In addition, he shared some lessons learned about the implementation and impact of these types of legislature.

Brian’s presentation is available here.

Closing and Next Meeting

Keoni thanked the speaker and announced the upcoming meetings listed below:

May 17, 2023 – Technical Solutions Event

June 22, 2023 – Hybrid Section Meeting with Peter Koonce on Vision Zero

July 19, 2023 – Virtual Section Meeting with Dr. Roger Chen from UH Manoa

August 13-16, 2023 – ITE Joint International & Western District Annual Meeting

Upcoming Event Links

May 2023 Technical Solutions Event: https://www.ite-hawaii.org/technical-solutions-event/

2023 ITE Western Districts Annual Meeting: https://www.westernite.org/annualmeeting/