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Hele-On Bus. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii

County closing Mass Transit satellite sales office at the County building

The County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency is closing its satellite office at the County building at 25 Aupuni Street on Friday, November 2, and is moving its sales office for bus passes and taxi coupons to the Agency’s main office near the Hilo Transfer Station.

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Hele-On double decker bus. Photo by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Mayor announces Carreira as new Mass Transit Agency Administrator

Mayor Harry Kim has announced that bus transportation veteran Brenda Carreira will be the new County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency Administrator, effective November 1, 2018. Carreira has served as the Operations Manager for Roberts Hawai‘i Tours in Hilo since 2012 and was Kona Operations Manager for Polynesian Adventures from 2005 to 2012. Carreira, a […]

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Hele-On Bus. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii

Hele-On Bus service announces adjusted weekend schedule

MEDIA RELEASE On Saturday, August 25, 2018, Hele-On bus services will operate on a limited schedule. The following routes will be in service: All Hilo/South Kohala Resorts 330 Pahala South Kohala/Resorts North Kohala/South Kohala Resorts On Sunday, August 26, 2018, buses will operate as normal. Please be advised that delays, re-routing, and cancellations can occur, […]

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Hawaii County Hele On buses purchased through earmarks by Senator Dan Inouye. Seven 33 and 49 passenger buses were purchased with the federal funds.

Hele-On reinstates Pahoa 3 bus route effective Friday (May 25)

The County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency has announced that the Pahoa 3 Route will be reinstated, effective Friday, May 25, 2018. Due to the current volcanic activity, all PAHOA/POHOIKI routes will end at Nanawale Longhouse. There will be NO stops in Pohoiki, Seaview and Leilani Estates.

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Senator Brian Schatz unveils $576,000 in federal funds for Hele-On buses

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz announced on Wednesday that the County of Hawai’i will be awarded $576,000 in federal funds to purchase new accessible buses. The award by the U.S. Department of Transportation will go to the Hawai’i County Mass Transit Agency, which operates the Hele-On bus system islandwide.

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Hawaii County to hold meetings island-wide on mass transit plan

Hawaii County to hold meetings island-wide on mass transit plan

MEDIA RELEASE COUNTY OF HAWAII, MASS TRANSIT AGENCY Island-Wide Transit Master Plan Community Informational Meetings Kailua-Kona Monday, October 9, 2017 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. West Hawaii Civic Center, Council Building A, Council Chambers 74-5044 Ana Keohokalole Highway Kea‘au Wednesday, October 11, 2017 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Kea‘au Community Center, 16-186 Pili […]

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Hilo man charged for second county bus theft in less than a month

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 21-year-old Hilo man for stealing a county mass transit bus for the second time. At 1:36 a.m., Monday morning (August 28), county employees reported that the lock on the gate to the County of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit base yard was cut and the gates were found opened. Reports received […]

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Hele-On Bus. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii

Hawaii Island receives federal funding for buses that reduce toxic pollutants

Senator Mazie K. Hirono announced that the Hawaii Department of Health will receive nearly $200,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace two diesel-powered buses on Hawaii Island with lower-emission buses. The new buses, part of Hawaii County’s Hele-On bus service, will reduce toxic pollutants released by diesel exhaust.

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Pāhoa Hele-On Bus schedule changes effective October 27, 2014

Starting Oct. 27, the bus stops fronting the Pāhoa 7-Eleven, and at Pāhoa School will not be serviced by Hele-On. New stops have been established along Highway 130 and Highway 132 due to the Pāhoa Village Road closure because of the pending lava flows.

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Study: Transportation approaches recommended to reduce fossil fuel use

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island could reduce fossil fuel use by implementing some short-term, high-impact solutions, according to a new report prepared for The Kohala Center by researchers from University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment. The report, Expanding Transportation Opportunities on Hawaii Island, provides recommendations for reducing fossil fuel use by improving access […]

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Hele-On service added to Hawaiian Paradise Park

MEDIA RELEASE Effective April 1, a change to the Pahoa-Hilo Hele-On Bus route will bring long-awaited service to the residents of Hawaiian Paradise Park. On any given day, a young mother has her child strapped to her back, hiking down Makuu Drive; residents struggle as they hitchhike long distances, and our kupuna become isolated and […]

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Construction to increase parking at Mooheau bus terminal to begin Monday (Feb 11)

Work begins Monday Feb 11 to increase parking (by 17 stalls) in the Mo‘oheau Bus Terminal parking lot in Downtown Hilo. The mauka lane, between Mamo and Hāla‘i Streets, fronting Kamehameha Avenue, will be widened by 7-ft.

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Federal grant to purchase three new buses

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawaii will receive $1.2 million in grant money to purchase three new buses for its Hele-On fleet. The money comes from the Federal Transit Administration State of Good Repair grant program. The modern buses will replace three older ones being retired from the Hele-On fleet, which features 51 buses carrying […]

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A pair of new bus stops were dedicated this week in Waimea, part of an expansion of our public transportation system. (Photo courtesy of the Mayor's Office

Waimea bus shelters dedicated in honor of Camero

MEDIA RELEASE A pair of new bus shelters on either side of Mamalahoa Highway in Waimea have been dedicated in honor of Lance Cpl. Christopher Camero, the a U.S. Marine from Hawaii Island who died in the global war on terror in 2011. The new shelters will protect and keep dry the residents of Lakeland, […]

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