Pono Market is 1st business to sell bus passes

KAPA‘A — In an effort to further enhance customer service, the county is partnering with Pono Market on the sale of Kaua‘i Bus passes. The market is located in Kapa‘a at 4-1300 Kuhi‘o Highway.

Pono Market is the first business that has stepped to the plate to sell the bus passes, for $25 cash transactions during normal hours of operation.

Until now the passes were only available through the mail or at the Treasury Division at the Lihu‘e Civic Center and the Kaua‘i Bus office.

“We’re delighted that Bob Kubota, a long-time Kaua‘i businessman, has agreed to sell monthly bus passes at his market, and I’d like to thank Council Vice Chair JoAnn Yukimura for initiating this arrangement,” said Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr. “Collaboration is key for us to achieve the goals we seek.”

The county is also in discussion with other businesses around the island about selling the bus passes.

“Having bus passes available for purchase at local businesses has been one of the goals of the Transportation Agency for a while so it’s very nice to see this come to fruition,” said Celia Mahikoa, executive on transportation.

Bus route information is posted at most bus stops and on the county website. Brochures listing bus routes are available on all county buses and at a number of businesses around the island including all Times Market and Big Save locations, Kukui Grove Center office and Safeway.

For more information about The Kaua‘i Bus, please go to the county website, www.kauai.gov or call 241-8111.

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