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Free bus fare week to alleviate Oahu’s back-to-school jam

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                                TheBus will be offering free rides for a week to encourage ridership during a time when about 630,000 vehicles pass through main traffic corridors. Gov. David Ige looked down at the live Joint Traffic Management Center’s operations Monday during a news conference.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    TheBus will be offering free rides for a week to encourage ridership during a time when about 630,000 vehicles pass through main traffic corridors. Gov. David Ige looked down at the live Joint Traffic Management Center’s operations Monday during a news conference.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Large monitors along the wall of the traffic management center show live video of Oahu road activity.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Large monitors along the wall of the traffic management center show live video of Oahu road activity.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Surrounded by community leaders, Gov. David Ige spoke during a news conference Monday to address back-to-school traffic concerns at the city’s Joint Traffic Management Center.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Surrounded by community leaders, Gov. David Ige spoke during a news conference Monday to address back-to-school traffic concerns at the city’s Joint Traffic Management Center.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Joint Traffic Management Center.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Joint Traffic Management Center.

Fifty thousand students and faculty members will head back to school Monday, leading Hawaii officials to incentivize residents to take public transportation and marking a symptom of the return to in-person education. Read more

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