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Maui County to suspend bus service, announces emergency shelters

Mayor Alan Arakawa has declared a state of emergency for the entire County of Maui, effective 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, and the county will suspend bus service and officials prepare for the potential onslaught of Hurricane Iselle.

The state of emergency extends until further notice, the mayor says.

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MAUI BUS SERVICE

The county, meanwhile, has suspended bus service on Thursday and Friday due to safety concerns.

All fixed bus routes will be suspended between 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, depending on the route. Last departure times for each route are:

Queen Kaahumanu Center (Last Departure Times)

Haiku Islander 4:00 p.m.

Upcountry Islander 4:30 p.m. 

Lahaina Islander 4:30 p.m.

Kihei Islander 4:30 p.m. 

Kahului Reverse Loop 5:00 p.m. 

Wailuku Reverse Loop 5:00 p.m. 

Kahului Loop 5:30 p.m. 

Wailuku Loop 5:30 p.m.

Whalers Village (Last Departure Times)

Kaanapali Islander 5:00 p.m.

Napili Islander 5:00 p.m.

Wharf Cinema Center (Last Departure Times)

Lahaina Villager 5:00 p.m.

Kaanapali Islander #2 5:00 p.m.

Lahaina Islander 5:30 p.m.

Maalaea Harbor (Last Departure Times)

Kihei Villager 5:05 p.m.

Pukalani Street (Last Departure Times)

Upcountry Islander 5:00 p.m.

Kula Villager 5:00 p.m.

Maui bus commuter service will be suspended on Friday, but commuter service will operate as normal on Thursday.

The Maui Bus Paratransit Service will also be suspended at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. On Thursday, Maui Bus Paratransit Service will be available for same-day reservations from home to the nearest shelter by calling MEO at 877-7651 up until 5:30 p.m.

Complimentary transportation to the shelters in Maui County will be provided from various designated pick-up points between 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

All Maui Bus services will be also be suspended on Friday morning, until the determination is made that the weather and roads are clear and safety to travel.

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MAUI SHELTERS

Shelters open at 1 p.m. Thursday

Baldwin High (Wailuku)

Lokelani Intermediate (Kihei)

Kekaulike High (Upcountry)

Hana High & Elementary

Molokai High

Kilohana Elementary (Molokai)

An additional shelter at Lahaina Civic Center is expected to open at 1:00 p.m.Thursday.

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 www.mauicounty.gov for further updates.

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