Paper transfers for the city bus are officially retired

Published: Sep. 28, 2017 at 4:58 PM HST|Updated: Oct. 2, 2017 at 1:25 PM HST
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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.

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