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Kauai to begin shuttle service for isolated residents, car registration deadline extended

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KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Kauai Emergency Management Agency announced two important pieces of good news for residents in isolated areas.

The Department of Motor Vehicles is extending the deadline for Wainiha and Haena residents who missed their motor vehicle registration deadline on April 30.

Residents of Wainiha and Haena will now have until May 31 to renew their car's registration without a fee. In order to be eligible, car owners need to bring a registration address in one of the two areas, and/or a piece of mail displaying their name and a Wainiha or Haena address.

Car owners in those areas will also need to fill out a declaration, claiming that the reason they weren't able to pay on time was because of the roads closed by flooding.

A shuttle service will also begin on Tuesday for isolated Wainiha and Haena residents to get to Hanalei and Kiluauea. Residents can get day-only passes, that can be used on any county bus once they are transported from Wainiha.

Passes, which are limited, will be given to residents on a first-come first-served basis and will be available for pickup from 1 to 7 p.m. every day. Passes must be picked up at the County of Kauai office at the Hanalei Colony Resort a day before traveling. 

An outbound shuttle will leave the Wainiha checkpoint every day at 6 a.m., and one return route will leave the Kilauea post office at 6 p.m.

Large items are not allowed on the bus, but residents may bring two grocery-sized bags, according to the Kauai Emergency Management Agency.

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