Transportation:

                … getting people and goods from Point “A” to Point “B”

Transportation is not a “good” but a “bad” economically-speaking. In transportation, moving people and goods costs time, money and effort. If we drive a car, we spend our time behind the wheel and our money on car payments, insurance and fuel. If we take the Bus, we spend time and put our fare into the box to make that trip. If we “Uber” or take a licensed taxi, there is the both the time and the fare. Even if we bicycle we spend time and physical effort to power our way to the destination (but we do get the benefit of increased physical activity). Walking can get us to that Point “B” and the effort can be less but the time will certainly be longer.

Regardless of what you do, you cannot avoid the impact that transportation has on our lives. Even if you never leave your home, those things that you need for living – food and drink – are transported to you.  You experience transportation in the form of the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS. The trash that you generate is hauled away in the County’s or private contractor’s trash trucks. If you regularly commute to employment, transportation and the time it takes can represent a significant amount of your daily schedule – your life.

It may be a beautiful setting but you are still waiting in traffic...

It may be a beautiful setting but you are still waiting in traffic...

Improving movement…

Dust Consulting Services was established on Maui to improve the transportation we experience through effective and efficient planning and implementation of system improvements.

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For all modes…

Transportation happens as a system. It is a system comprised of facilities (roads, rail, airports and harbors) used by various modes (automobiles, trucks, buses, trains, airplanes, ships, bicycles and pedestrians). Dust Consulting Services focuses our efforts on ground transportation modes and the facilities that support movement – roads, paths and sidewalks. As a system, all modes need to be addressed to provide the complete solution needed.

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With Aloha ‘Aina

The transportation system does not exist in a vacuum. The provision of the transportation system occurs within an environment. Maui is a particularly challenging and sensitive environment. The beauty of the Valley Isle is part of the attraction that draws close to ¼ Million to Maui annually. Maintaining that beauty is a challenge to the provision of transportation facilities – modern high capacity roadways are not typically known for their aesthetics. Transportation projects need to be carefully fitted into the environment – planning needs to reflect a “love or caring for the land” or Aloha ‘Aina.

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Dust Consulting Services

Improving movement…

for all modes…

with Aloha ‘Aina

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There is no doubt that Hawaii is a very special place within the United States and the World. The volcanic landscape presents challenges for the movement of people and goods -- the young topography limits the available corridors and those that are available can be challenging to say the best.

The Road to Hana is illustrative of both the challenges to and opportunities for providing transportation solutions for the citizens of Hawaii. 

The Road to Hana is illustrative of both the challenges to and opportunities for providing transportation solutions for the citizens of Hawaii. 

This is not a place that can be simply subdued through the application of creative engineering and massive capital investment. The strong connection between the land ('aina) and the people should be celebrated in our solutions for moving people and goods. The "Road to Hana" is not simply a paved connection between Kahului and Hana but a celebration of the experience of traveling in a corridor constrained by the mountain side and the sea, punctuated by water making it way from upland to lowland.

Just as the relationship with the land needs to be celebrated and treated with "love" addressing the transportation demands of this special place should not rely solely on a single mode. Pedestrians, bicycles, automobiles and transit (both public and private) have roles to play in an integrated system. That integration allows each mode to fulfill its niche in the system so the system actually works as a system!

The ultimate goal of transportation planning is to identify the needed improvements to the system that results in better mobility for the traveling public. Planning succeeds when the identified improvements resonate with the public to the degree that the public is willing to testify in support to the improvement or vote with their wallets to fund the improvements.

A complete transportation must provide safe efficient use by all modes and for all purposes.

A complete transportation must provide safe efficient use by all modes and for all purposes.

 

Who we are

Dust Consulting Services was established in Wailuku in 2012 to provide a local source for professional advice regarding transportation system planning. Our small size allows a quick, affordable response to client needs but also provides local presence on teams for larger projects.

At the start of 2017, Dust Consulting Services became a division of WCEP LLC to improve our ability to serve clients. The only change that our customers will see is that invoices will be issued by WCEP LLC and payments for services provided should be made to WCEP LLC.

Our Team

Evan Dust - PRincipal / Transportation planner

With over 20 years of transportation planning experience, Evan brings a pragmatic effective approach to transportation projects seeking solutions that balance competing demands from system users and the surrounding community. This pragmatic approach was developed through working in both the consulting and public agency environments. Evan's experience provides clients the benefit of understanding the requirements of agencies while still being mindful of private sector needs.

Evan brings the following skills to the team:

  • Transportation demand forecast interpretation
  • Transportation demand management planning
  • Corridor, route and interchange planning (Including Federal IJR/IMR process)
  • Transportation improvement financing programs (including system development charges and transportation impact fees)
  • Environmental assessment of transportation projects
  • Parking demand and supply analysis
  • Public outreach and presentation

WHat we do

Dust Consulting Services offers a wide range to transportation planning services, including:

  • Transportation demand forecast interpretation
  • General / Comprehensive Plan transportation elements
  • Transportation demand management planning
  • Corridor, route and interchange planning (including Federal IJR/IMR process)
  • Transportation improvement financing programs (including system development charges and transportation impact fees)
  • Transportation improvement programs
  • Environmental assessment of transportation projects
  • Parking demand and supply analysis
  • Public outreach and presentations

Dust Consulting Services can use its considerable experience with public policy development to assist agencies with policy development and the public to effectively participate in the public policy process.

Contact us:

Dust Consulting Services
(a division of WCEP LLC)

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 791161
Paia, HI 96779-1161

Phone:: 808-344-7437

Email: evan@dustconsulting.net

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