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Hele-On Service Improvements - Effective Sunday, October 23, 2022

We implement service changes every so often to ensure service is provided where it’s needed most based on seasonal patterns and recent trends. The Service Changes will start Sunday, October 23, 2022. Highlights of the changes include increasing and adjusting bus service across the region to ensure service is provided where it is needed most. We’ll continue monitoring ridership to ensure service is provided where it is needed most as more and more people choose transit.

The following service changes are defined below:

1 - restore three trips between Hilo and Kailua-Kona via the Hamakua Coast and operate seven days a week.  Trips will depart Hilo at 9:30 a.m., 1:29 p.m. and 4:44 p.m.  Trips will depart Kailua-Kona at 7:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. 

2/Blue - first two trips modified to leave at 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

60 - major service change - reduction to two weekday round trips and one weekend round trip in between Routes 1 and 80.

70 - two afternoon trips between KOA airport and Hilton Waikoloa Village eliminated.

75 - minor reschedule to the 2:30 p.m. trip from Kailua-Kona.

76/Green - minor reschedule to improve on time performance.

80 - minor reschedule between Kona International Airport and Hilton Waikoloa Village.

90 - minor reschedule southbound to Pahala in the midday and reschedule of trips between Naalehu and Waiohinu in both directions impacting schedules north and south of these points.

101 - add timepoint at Banyan Drive @ Grand Naniloa Hotel in both directions.

102 - minor reschedule 

301 - minor reschedule to add service to Waiula Drive @ farside of Ouli Ekahi Place, three times a day.

Please call 808.961.8744 option 1 or email heleonbus@hawaiicounty.gov with further questions.