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COVID-19 Service Reductions Effective September 5, 2021 for 30 Days

Due to an increase in the delta variant and some of the bus operators being on leave, the following service reductions will be in effect for 30 days.

We’re following state and public health guidance on reducing the spread of COVID-19. However, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases on Hawai'i Island, the following service reductions are in effect until September 30, 2021 or sooner:

  • Route 40: Hilo to Pahoa will operate every 2 hours between Hilo and Pahoa on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.  Trips on the even hour will depart Pahoa's Puna Kai Shopping Center (6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., etc).  Trips on the odd hour will depart Mo'oheau Bus Terminal in Hilo (7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., etc).
  • There will no longer be a 3:55 p.m. trip from Honoka'a to Hilo on Route 60: Hilo to Waimea.   Use Route 80: Hilo to South Kohala Resorts instead at 3:55 p.m.
  • Route 102: Kaumana will operate between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  The 6:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. trips are suspended.
  • Route 103: Waiakea-Uka  will operate between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  The 6:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. trips are suspended.  
  • Route 104: Mohouli will start on October 3, 2021.
  • Route 401 will have its 1:30 p.m. trip suspended, Monday through Saturday.
  • Route 402 will have its 12:30 p.m. trip suspended, Monday through Saturday.

Please remember,  by federal law, masks are still required – even if you are vaccinated – while riding transit. Please follow these other common-sense measures: Keep a safe distance from other customers and drivers, wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer, and please stay home if you are ill. Get vaccinated as soon as you can.