HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Riders of Oahu's bus system who frequently use one-time paper bus transfers now need to buy single-day passes.
The paper transfer system was discontinued in favor of the 1-Day Pass, which provides as many as 27 hours of unlimited rides per purchase.
The new passes, which can be purchased at fairboxes aboard TheBus, cost $5 for adults, $2.50 for youths, and $2 for eligible disabled, senior, and U.S. Medicare and TheHandi-Van card holders.
"Passengers, upon boarding TheBus, should ask the bus operator for a 1-Day Pass before placing their money in the farebox," says Andrew Pereira, a spokesperson for the City and County of Honolulu. "After inserting the appropriate payment, the operator will give the passenger a 1-Day pass, valid for unlimited rides until 2:59 a.m. the next day."
Anyone seeking more information on the new passes can call TheBus information line at (808) 848-5555.