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.