Mayor Hannemann Appoints New Transportation Chief

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The Department of Transportation Services has a new chief.  Mayor Mufi Hannemann appointed Wayne Yoshioka Wednesday to take over as director.

Yoshioka replaces Melvin Kaku when he becomes director of the Department of Emergency Management.

Mayor Hannemann said he's thrilled Yoshioka accepted the responsibility.

"Wayne is well-qualified to take over the reins from Melvin Kaku, who's brought us this far during his tenure, and who has developed a solid record of accomplishment as director," said Hannemann.

Yoshioka's new role takes effect December 1.