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LIHUE — The cost of passes for the Kauai Bus is scheduled to go up July 1.
The monthly pass will go from $25 to $30, and the annual pass will rise to $300 from $240. The six-month bus pass, which currently sells for $120, will no longer be available as of July 1.
There are a number of locations where the monthly bus passes can be purchased including:
• Lihue Civic Center, Kapule Building, Treasury Division, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Pono Market in Kapaa
• Menehune Food Mart in Kilauea, Kapahi, Lawai and Kekaha
The six-month and annual bus passes are only available at the Kauai Bus office located at 3220 Hoolako Street in Lihue.
Transportation Executive Celia Mahikoa notes that the increase in the cost of bus passes was recommended in the Kauai Multimodal Land Transportation Plan and approved in the fiscal year 2014 budget process.
She also said that the rate increase is necessary to cover a portion of the major changes in services offered over the last few years.
“We expanded our operations by about 35 percent adding Sunday service and extending hours on weekdays,” said Mahikoa. “In addition, we hired a consultant to design shelters for all of our bus stops, and are scheduled to build several bus stops later this year.”
Other changes that were implemented include three additional runs for the Kapahi shuttle to make the service hourly, and restructuring of the Koloa shuttle schedule to provide hourly service.
Another change on the horizon for the Kauai Bus is the transition of the Koloa ball park bus stop from a regular bus stop to an on-call stop. This will take effect on July 1.
A complete listing of all bus routes can be found on The Kauai Bus website, www.kauai.gov/transportation.
Printed bus schedules are available on all county buses and at The Kauai Bus office.
For more information call 246-8110.
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