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Mess at bus stop lingers due to poor communication

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 26, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question:</strong> I'm calling about the bus stop kitty-corner from City Hall and across from the Hawaii Public Library on South King Street. On Feb. 13 there was a homeless lady who uses her clothes as her bathroom there. If you're within 30 feet of her, the smell is so nasty that you almost throw up. She's there under the bus-stop roof, sitting on one of the benches, and no one is sitting around her. The next day I come by and it's all cordoned off, and there's human feces on the ground and vomit beside the benches. I return Feb. 18 and it's still cordoned off, and the vomit and feces still there. Flies were all around, getting on people. It stunk horribly. It's almost like a Third World country. Can you find out why it takes so long to get messes like this cleaned up? It should be a two-hour turnaround. This is a busy, major bus stop.</p>
<p><strong>Answer: </strong>A city contractor was sent to clean the bus stop immediately after we contacted the city Department of Transportation Services on Feb. 19.</p>
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Question: I'm calling about the bus stop kitty-corner from City Hall and across from the Hawaii Public Library on South King Street. On Feb. 13 there was a homeless lady who uses her clothes as her bathroom there. If you're within 30 feet of her, the smell is so nasty that you almost throw up. She's there under the bus-stop roof, sitting on one of the benches, and no one is sitting around her. The next day I come by and it's all cordoned off, and there's human feces on the ground and vomit beside the benches. I return Feb. 18 and it's still cordoned off, and the vomit and feces still there. Flies were all around, getting on people. It stunk horribly. It's almost like a Third World country. Can you find out why it takes so long to get messes like this cleaned up? It should be a two-hour turnaround. This is a busy, major bus stop.

Answer: A city contractor was sent to clean the bus stop immediately after we contacted the city Department of Transportation Services on Feb. 19. Login for more...



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