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Route Changes - EFFECTIVE April 9, 2020 Until Further Notice - REVISION 12

 

For the health and safety of our riders, we ask that riders limit their trips to essential travel only. 

The drivers/buses will practice social distancing to the fullest extent possible. There will be limited seating in transit vehicles to ensure social distancing for the bus operator and passengers. This means that there may be a maximum limit of riders and once that is reached you may have to wait for another bus or you may choose to find your own transportation.
 
PLEASE BE ADVISED that we are tracking the number of riders for each route and we may modify or suspend routes.  We will place the information on this web page.
 
PLEASE check our website regularly.
 

RULE - NO MASK, NO ENTRY

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REVISION 12 - Effective August 03, 2020 - the following routes are back in service: 

  • Intra Kona 3
  • Pahoa 4 - 9:10 PM Hilo to Nanawale 

  • REVISION 11 - Effective August 15, 2020 the University of Hawaii at Hilo--Bookstore stop will be removed. Riders may still utilize the bus stops on Kapiolani St. (fronting the University's

                              Old Gym) and on w. Kawili St (fronting Waiakea High School) to travel to Hilo town and the Prince Kuhio Plaza/Puna areas. 



    REVISION 10 -  Effective August 03, 2020, the time schedule for the S. Kohala Resort to Hilo routes has been modified to accommodate the anticipated increase in ridership and the current COVID-19                                            Social distancing requirements. 


    REVISION 9 -  the following routes will be back in service: RESUME DATE CHANGED TO August 10, 2020


    REVISION 8 - Effective June 26, 2020

    Hele-On routes will resume stops at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Restrooms will remain closed at the Visitor's Center. 

     

    REVISION 7 - Effective June 25, 2020

    Seating Capacity for Hilo to S. Kohala Resorts routes will be 24 passengers for Robert's Hawaii Motorcoaches, and 15 passengers for County buses. 


    REVISION 6 - June 17, 2020

    Hele-On routes are unable to access the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park until phase 3 of the park's re-opening. During this time period:

    ·         Kau to Hilo & Hilo to Kau routes   - will continue to pick up/drop off on the highway—outside of the park.

    ·         Hilo to Volcano routes                 - will end at Volcano Village if there are no riders going to the Volcano National Park area.

    ·         Volcano to Hilo routes                 - will NOT pick up at the Volcano National Park area, the nearest pick up location will be the Volcano Village stops.  

     

    REVISION 5 - Effective May 28, 2020

    • 03:15 Hilo to S. Kohala Resort route  - adding a third vehicle (minibus or van) on Monday to Friday
    • 04:15 Hilo to S. Kohala Resort route  - adding a second vehicle (minibus or van) on Monday to Friday

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    REVISION 4 - May 8, 2020

    • Volcano PM route -  Effective May 11 to 31, 2020  - Mon to Fri route will be conducted with 1 Roberts Motorcoach (17 passenger capacity with social distancing practices) 


    • Re-routing in Honokaa - Effective May 11, 2020 until further notice, all Hele-On routes will not be stopping at the Honokaa Gym Upper Complex bus shelter.  
    • Re-routing in Kona -  Effective May 15, 2020, all routes will no longer stop in front of the Kona Kmart/Macy’s parking lot.  The designated bus stop on Kamakaeha Avenue will be at the Keahuolu (Kona) Courthouse bus shelter.  

     


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    REVISION 3 - Effective May 01, 2020:

    • Route Change for 05:45 Kona to Hilo  - Will start at 6:15 am from Keauhou Shopping Center (stop in front Longs/CVS) and proceed as scheduled to Hilo.  Riders from Kealia to Hanalo may take the 03:30 Pahala to S.                                                                   Kohala Resort route to Keauolu (Kona) Courthouse to connect to the Kona to Hilo route. 

     

    • Route Change for 2:30 pm S. Kohala Resort to Pahala - Added 3:50 PM stop at Keauhou Shopping Center (stop in front Longs/CVS). 

    • 5:20 pm Kau to Oceanview route  - CANCELLED

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    REVISION 2 - on April 27, 2020:

    Due to the extension of the Governor's Stay at Home mandate, route changes have been extended until May 31, 2020.

    • Effective April 27, 2020 - NO flag stop at Fujihara Store
    • Effective May 1, 2020 - The 5:20 pm Kau to Oceanview route will be cancelled. 

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      REVISION 1 - Effective April 22, 2020: 

      • 03:15 Hilo to S. Kohala Resort route will have 2 motorcoaches
      • 2:20 pm Hilo to Honokaa route is CANCELLED

       

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      Route changes are as follows effective April 9 until further notice.  All other routes will run as regularly scheduled: 

      HILO to S. KOHALA RESORTS Routes:

      • 03:15 AM Hilo to S. Kohala Resort to Kona - will operate 1 bus
      • 03:35 AM Hilo to S. Kohala Resort to Kona - will operate 2 buses (MONDAY to FRIDAY), 1 bus (SATURDAY & SUNDAY)
      • 0440 & 0450 Hilo to S. Kohala Resorts - will be COMBINED, to start at 04:50 AM  (dropping off at Hilton & Marriott)
      • 0500 & 0505 Hilo to S. Kohala Resorts - will be  COMBINED to start at 05:05 AM (drop off at Mauna Kea Resort, Hapuna Prince, Shops at Mauna Lani, Fairmont Orchid, Hilton & Marriott)
      • 7:15 PM Hilo to S. Kohala Resorts - will use SPED Van

       

      S. KOHALA RESORTS to HILO Routes:

      • 3:05 PM S. Kohala Resort to Hilo  - will have 3 buses (MONDAY to FRIDAY), 1 bus (SATURDAY & SUNDAY) with pick ups at: 

                3:05 PM  - Fairmont Orchid

                3:10 PM  - Shops at Mauna Lani

                3:25 PM - Waikoloa Beach Marriott

                3:30 PM - Hilton Waikoloa Village

       

      • 4:05 PM S. Kohala Resort to Hilo - CANCELLED

       

      • 4:20 PM S. Kohala Resorts to Hilo A - will have 1 bus with pick ups at: 

                  4:20 PM  - Hilton Waikoloa Village

                  4:25 PM  - Waikoloa Beach Marriott

             

      • 4:20 PM S. Kohala Resort to Hilo B- will have 1 bus with pick ups at: 

                  4:20 PM  - Fairmont Orchid

                  4:25 PM  - Shops at Mauna Lani

                  4:35 PM  - Hapuna Prince Hotel

                  4:40 PM  - Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

                 

      • 11:05 PM S. Kohala Resort to Hilo - will use SPED Van

       

      Click here to view Modified Hilo/S. Kohala Resort Schedule - effective April 9, 2020  

       

      All Extension routes have been cancelled:

      •          Kona to Waimea Extension                   - CANCELLED               
      •          Waikoloa  Village to Waimea Extension  - CANCELLED                 
      •          Waimea to Waikoloa Village Extension   - CANCELLED                   
      •          Waikoloa Village to Kona Extension       - CANCELLED               


      KONA ROUTES (will run on Saturday schedule):   

      •  INTRA KONA 3  - CANCELLED

       

      PAHOA ROUTES:

      • 9:10 PM Hilo to Nanawale – CANCELLED