In its efforts toward efficiency, the Transportation Agency will be implementing changes to several Kaua'i Bus routes, beginning Sunday.
The following changes will take effect:
- Coconut Marketplace bus stop will be changed to an on-call bus stop.
- Moloa'a Fruit Stand bus stop will remain a regular bus stop during the day, and will change to an on-call bus stop in the evenings.
- Route 400, Hanalei to Lihu'e - 6:09 p.m.; 6:39 p.m.; 7:39 p.m.; and 8:39 p.m.
- Route 500, Lihu'e to Hanalei – 6:20 p.m.; 7:20 p.m.; 8:20 p.m.; 9:20 p.m.; 10:20 p.m.
- On Monday, April 11, the following changes will take effect:
- Lihu'e Lunch Shuttle will be discontinued.
- Regular Lihu'e Shuttle, Route 70, will be expanded to include additional pick-ups at Kukui Grove Center, First Hawaiian Bank – 11:25 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 1:25 p.m., and 2:25 p.m.
A complete listing of all bus routes can be found on The Kaua'i Bus website at www.kauai.gov/transportation.
Printed bus schedules are available on all county buses and at The Kaua'i Bus office located in Lihu'e at 3220 Ho'olako Street.
The cost of a monthly bus pass is $40 a month, while an annual pass is $400.
Monthly bus passes can be bought at Pono Market in Kapa'a, the Menehune Food Marts in Kekaha, Kapahi and Kilauea, as well as the Lihu'e Civic Center at the motor vehicle registration window.
Another option is to purchase a one-month or an annual bus pass at The Kaua'i Bus office.
For the mainline routes, individual fares are $2 for adults, while seniors and youths ages seven to 18 pay $1 for one-way travel. Children, six and under, ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
Fares for the shuttle routes are less - 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for seniors and youths ages seven to 18.
For more information about the Kaua'i Bus or to arrange for on-call service, please call 246-8110.