The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) released a video recently in honor of Earth Day detailing how the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is supporting sustainable practices in its transportation system.
"Earth Day is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how states are taking a wide-ranging approach to responsible environmental stewardship," Bud Wright, AASHTO's executive director, said. "In our video, Hawaii DOT is seen working across jurisdictional lines to reach statewide sustainability targets, and the examples presented here are but a handful of the ways state DOTs are working to preserve and protect the environment."
HDOT Deputy Director for Highways Ed Sniffen said in the video, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd82jH8x5L0, that a focus on sustainability is a shift in mindset, traversing from service levels to ensuring accessibility and sustainability for everything, not just people living in the state.
The video also said Hawaii aims to enhance sustainability measures that would encourage waste reduction, clean energy, localized food, and sustainable community and workforce practices by 2030.