Text Description of Area Map for
Hele-On Kako?o Paratransit - HILO
Paratransit means an advanced reservation, origin-to-destination transportation service
for persons with disabilities who are unable to use the regular fixed route Hele-On bus
system within the Hilo and Kona areas.
Fixed Route means a system of transporting individuals including but not limited to
specified public transportation service on which a vehicle is operated along a
prescribed route according to a fixed schedule. The intra-Hilo and intra-Kona bus fixed
routes are determined by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
One-Mile Buffer means corridors whose boundaries extend up to one (1) mile radius
beyond the intra-Hilo and intra-Kona Hele-On fixed bus routes, provided that road(s)
and destination(s) are safely accessible by the paratransit vehicle
The Hele-On Kako?o paratransit service area that complements the intra-Hilo fixed route
bus system extends from Kalaniana?ole Avenue (King?s Landing area in Keaukaha)
along the coast to Hawaii Belt Road, over the Singing Bridge, and out to the Wainaku
Hele-On Kako?o covers the lower part of Kawiki Road before the Kauhiula Road
crossing. Services cover lower Wainaku up to Amau?ulu Road until Puoio Lane where
the County road ends.
Service extends upland (mauka) from Bayfront to the end of the county road for
Pi?ihonua Road. All Ainako and Ka?umana surrounding areas are covered up through
Saddle Road. Service ends at, but includes, the Ka?umana City subdivision.
The entire length of Puainako, Kawailani, and Haihai Streets are covered as are the
surrounding areas within one-mile of these roads.
Service extends upland (mauka) from Ainaola Drive until just past the fork (Hoaka
Service going out towards Puna ends on Kanoelehua Avenue at the intersection of