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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Getting around without TheBus: Information you can use

Advertiser Staff

If you're driving, leave home at least 30 to 45 minutes earlier than usual. To cut down on the number of traffic-slowing stalls on the road, vehicles should be checked and maintained. Share rides (car pools, van pools), bike or walk to help cut down on traffic.

Numbers to call

CityVan program

  • CityVan program: Limited seating for passengers with reservations. Free. Call 523-4381. Morning and return routes are listed below:

  • Wai'anae Satellite City Hall
  • Kapolei Transit Center
  • Wahiawa/Fred Wright Park
  • Hans L'Orange Park
  • Blaisdell Park
  • Kane'ohe/Windward Mall bus stop

Passengers will be dropped off at Chinatown Gateway, where they can take shuttles to the following locations:

  • CityVan shuttle stops to and from Hotel Street: Free. No reservations needed at:

  • Ala Moana Center at Kona Street (diamondhead-bound)
  • Ala Moana Center at the Ala Moana bus shelter ('ewa-bound)
  • Waikiki — Zoo parking lot stop moved to designated stops along Kapahulu Avenue fronting zoo.
  • Waikiki — Waikiki Police Station on Kalakaua is drop-off with pick-up on Kapahulu across from Queen Kapi'olani Hotel.
  • Waikiki at the Hale Koa Hotel opposite the parking structure
  • University of Hawai'i at Sinclair Circle
  • In Kalihi at Kapalama Elementary School across from Kamehameha Shopping Center

Express service

  • Limited stop bus express service: (Reservations on the 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. CityVan will be honored on the 5:30 p.m. Limited Stop Express Bus.) At about 5:30 p.m., 15 buses leave Hotel Street for the following locations:

  • Blaisdell Park
  • Windward City Shopping Center
  • Kane'ohe District Park
  • Kailua Road/Police Station
  • Mililani Park and Ride
  • Waikele Center
  • 'Ewa Beach Shopping Center
  • Filipino Community Center (Waipahu)
  • Kapolei Transit Center Wahiawa (California/North Cane)
  • Wai'anae Mall
  • Hawai'i Kai Park and Ride

Free service on first-come, first-served basis. For additional information, call 527-5890 or visit www.co.honolulu.hi.us.

Other services

  • Commercial trolley service: ENOA Tours offers trolley service from Waikiki to Kaimuki, Hawai'i Kai, Pearl Harbor, Waikele and downtown and a circle-island tour. For more information, call 591-2561 or visit www.enoa.com.


Drivers willing to offer rides and people in need of a lift are encouraged to hook up at these locations:

  • Kapolei Hale
  • Pearl City Youth Center in Manana
  • Kane'ohe District Park Gym
  • Wahiawa Botanic Garden
  • Waipahu Gym
  • City Square in Kalihi
  • Sinclair Circle at University of Hawai'i
  • Hawai'i Kai Park and Ride
  • Mililani Park and Ride
  • Kunia Park and Ride
  • Niu Valley Shopping Center
  • Kailua District Park

Zipper/HOV lanes

  • The state Department of Transportation will open the H-1 Freeway zipper lane from 4:30 until 8:45 a.m. for vehicles with two or more occupants. Normally at least three occupants per vehicle are required from 5 to 7 a.m., and two required from 7 to 8:30 a.m.
  • The high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes along H-1, H-2 and Moanalua freeways and Kalaniana'ole Highway will be open to all vehicles, regardless of the number of occupants.

University of Hawai'i-Manoa

• UH-Manoa will potentially have 1,900 additional parking spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis, both on and off campus. Priority will be given to vehicles carrying two or more passengers that arrive at the Bachman lawn before 10 a.m. Additional on-campus sites will be at Kennedy Theatre-McCarthy Mall, the Music Building, Klum Gym gravel area and the Lab School lawn. To offset costs and provide for security, the normal $3 parking fee will be assessed at all on-campus lots.

Off-campus parking sites: Blaisdell Center, Kaka'ako Waterfront Park, Manoa Valley District Park and Ala Wai Community Park. No parking fee except at Blaisdell, where parking will cost the normal $5.

Limited shuttle service will be provided to the university and all off-campus parking sites. Only students, faculty and staff with a valid ID can ride the shuttle. See www.hawaii.edu/busstrike for shuttle schedules.

• Ride-sharing information available on the UH Web site at www.hawaii.edu/busstrike.