Ridethe Hele-On Bus for a Buck
There are lots of ways to get around the Big Island, but none of them is as easy on the pocketbook as riding the county’s Hele-On Bus. It’s $1 per ride, with monthly passes or pre-purchased tickets available for $7 for a sheet of 10. There’s also a $1 charge per large carry-on, such as luggage, oversized bags and bicycles. Hint: bring exact change.
The county’s Mass Transit Agency recently beefed up service on some of its more popular routes, and two new accessible buses have gone into service to aid disabled riders. The Transit Agency also offers a shared-ride taxi program that provides door-to-door rides for as little as $2 within the Hilo-city area.
For more information and schedules, call the Mass Transit Agency at (808) 961-8744 or visit www.heleonbus.org.