Kauai County Adds New Bus Routes to North Shore

HANALEI, Kauai (KHNL) -- To meet the growing need for public transportation on the north shore, Kauai county officials have added three new bus routes.

Officials added a morning route departing Hanalei at 7:20 a.m., an afternoon route from Kauai Community College heading out to Hanalei at 3:21 p.m., and a late afternoon route at 5:20 p.m. from Hanalei to Lihue.

"Hopefully these changes will address the growing demand for bus service on Kauai for now," said Janine Rapozo, executive on transportation."

Rapozo said that the Transportation Advisory Committee are in the process of evaluating ridership on all the routes.

Ridership bus passes are $15 a month and it entitles a rider to travel anywhere on the island that the Kauai Bus goes.

Individual fares are $1.50 for adults while seniors and children ages 7 to 18 pay 75 cents for one-way travel.  Children six and under ride free when accompanied by an adult.

For more information on the Kauai Bus, click on the Kauai County link.