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County employee bus program begins Monday

LIHUE, Kauai (KHNL) - More than 180 people signed up for Kauai's employee bus program, which is set to launch on December 1.

Janine Rapozo, executive on transportation says the response has been great.

"When the late Mayor Bryan Baptiste came up with idea for the program, I believe his intent was to have the county serve as a role model," said Rapozo.  "He had hoped that after seeing a lot of county employees riding The Kaua‘i Bus, local businesses would actively encourage their employees to ride the bus or possibly offer it as an incentive."

Rapozo said that it will reduce the number of cars on the roads and the amount of air pollution caused by the cars as well as free-up parking at the Lîhu‘e Civic Center.

Bus passes are $15 a month and it entitles a rider to travel anywhere on the island that The Kaua‘i Bus goes.

For the mainline routes, individual fares are $1.50 for adults, while seniors and youths ages seven to 18 pay 75 cents for one-way travel. Children, six and under, ride free when accompanied by an adult.

Fares for the shuttle routes are 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for seniors and youths ages seven to 18.

The Kaua‘i Bus operates Monday through Friday, 5:15 am to 7:15 pm. On Saturdays and most holidays, it runs on a reduced schedule.

No bus service is offered on Sundays, and major holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Brochures listing bus routes are available on all county buses and at a number of businesses around the island including Big Save, Kukui Grove Center and Safeway.

For more information about The Kaua‘i Bus, call 241-6410 or click on the Kauai County link on this page.

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