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Evaluate service, costs of TheBus


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 05, 2012

~~<p>Honolulu officials are trying to strike a difficult balance between meeting the need for an essential service &mdash; bus transportation &mdash; and managing the city's rising costs, largely due to the increasingly expensive diesel fuel that powers those buses.</p>
<p>This effort took effect this week as the city Department of Transportation Services rolled out the first batch of changes to its bus timetables that, without further tweaking, could discourage bus ridership. Avoiding such an outcome should be the goal of continuing surveillance gauging the impact of the changes. Engagement with community leaders must continue to find ways of keeping the bus a practical means of transit for Oahu's commuters.</p>
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Honolulu officials are trying to strike a difficult balance between meeting the need for an essential service — bus transportation — and managing the city's rising costs, largely due to the increasingly expensive diesel fuel that powers those buses.

This effort took effect this week as the city Department of Transportation Services rolled out the first batch of changes to its bus timetables that, without further tweaking, could discourage bus ridership. Avoiding such an outcome should be the goal of continuing surveillance gauging the impact of the changes. Engagement with community leaders must continue to find ways of keeping the bus a practical means of transit for Oahu's commuters. Login for more...



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