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Get realistic about TheBus


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 17, 2012

~~<p>Bus service is one of those things, like beaches and mountain rain, that Honolulu residents take for granted. That's not a bad thing: The longstanding expectation of reliable and affordable bus service is one reason Oahu has a high rate of public transportation use.</p>
<p>But TheBus, like every other municipal service, operates within the reality of rising fuel and labor costs. Keeping operations sustainable for the long term means that city officials need to make sure they're as efficient as possible. So a first phase of changes to 13 routes and to bus frequency during off-peak hours was made June 3, with a second round due to be implemented starting on Sunday.</p>
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Bus service is one of those things, like beaches and mountain rain, that Honolulu residents take for granted. That's not a bad thing: The longstanding expectation of reliable and affordable bus service is one reason Oahu has a high rate of public transportation use.

But TheBus, like every other municipal service, operates within the reality of rising fuel and labor costs. Keeping operations sustainable for the long term means that city officials need to make sure they're as efficient as possible. So a first phase of changes to 13 routes and to bus frequency during off-peak hours was made June 3, with a second round due to be implemented starting on Sunday. Login for more...



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