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City is working on a plan to allow luggage on TheBus

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 22, 2014

~~<p><strong>Question</strong>: I live one block from a bus stop where the two airport buses, the Nos. 19 and 20, stop. You would think it would service residents who want to get to the airport without paying a lot for a taxi or shuttle. A taxi in rush hour can easily run $50, and a shuttle can be delayed. After all, we pay taxes for these buses. However, any suitcase larger than the type that will fit in an overhead airline bin are not allowed on, and you can be denied boarding with an average-size suitcase. Most modern cities on the mainland allow suitcases on their buses.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Why has Hono&shy;lulu lagged behind on this matter? It cannot be a safety issue if all large mainland cities allow this. I travel a lot and find this policy to be antiquated and not in line with a modern city.</p>
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Question: I live one block from a bus stop where the two airport buses, the Nos. 19 and 20, stop. You would think it would service residents who want to get to the airport without paying a lot for a taxi or shuttle. A taxi in rush hour can easily run $50, and a shuttle can be delayed. After all, we pay taxes for these buses. However, any suitcase larger than the type that will fit in an overhead airline bin are not allowed on, and you can be denied boarding with an average-size suitcase. Most modern cities on the mainland allow suitcases on their buses. 

Why has Hono­lulu lagged behind on this matter? It cannot be a safety issue if all large mainland cities allow this. I travel a lot and find this policy to be antiquated and not in line with a modern city. Login for more...



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