School bus contracts given

The Hawaii State Department of Education reached the final phase of its “Get on Board” initiative with new contracts on Kauai for the upcoming school year.

Akita Enterprises will service the Kapaa and Kauai complexes and Yamaguchi Bus Service will serve the Waimea Complex.

In June 2012, HIDOE eliminated 100 bus routes due to rising costs and a loss of funding.

The Get on Board initiative looks to improve service by streamlining processes and upgrading technology while reducing transportation costs by more than $13 million annually.

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