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Maui Bus to offer reduced monthly fare, reinstate some routes July 1

The Maui News

The Maui Bus will offer a $25 fixed-route, reduced monthly bus pass starting July 1, the county announced.

The pass will be available for seniors 55 and older, paratransit-eligible riders, people with disabilities, Medicare cardholders and students with a valid ID who are 24 and younger.

Currently the bus system offers separate passes, with paratransit passes at $45, passes for people with disabilities at $30, student passes at $30 and senior passes at $25.

Certified disabilities fixed-route applicants will be required to register with Maui Economic Opportunity to qualify for the new rate, the county said. For an application and more information, contact MEO at (808) 249-2900.

Other fares for fixed routes and commuter services will remain the same.

Monthly and daily passes will no longer be available for ADA paratransit service, though the $2 one-way fare option will remain.

A 12-ride (one-way trip) ticket book will be available for purchase for $20 and will be valid from July 1 through June 30, 2022.

Children ages 5 and under continue to travel free and must be accompanied by a paying passenger for fixed routes only.

The fare changes are part of the recommendations provided by the Maui Bus Rates and Fee Study, which is available at www.gettingonboardmauibus.com.

Also beginning July 1:

• The Maui Bus fixed-route service will resume for Kihei Villager Route #15 and the Ka’anapali Islander Route #25.

• Maui Bus commuter service will resume for the Makawao-Kapalua Commuter, Kihei-Kapalua Commuter, Haiku-Wailea Commuter and the Wailuku-Kapalua #3 and #4. All times for the reinstated routes will go back to pre-COVID-19 routing and time schedule.

Masks must still be worn at all times while using public transportation, including at bus stops and while boarding and riding the Maui Buses, the county said.

The Department of Transportation is also planning to launch its safety survey campaign and will have personnel available to answer questions from 9 a.m. to noon today at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center transit hub and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Wharf Cinema Center transit hub.

For safety-related inquiries, questions or other information, contact the Maui County Department of Transportation at (808) 270-7511 or email public.transit@mauicounty.gov. Riders can also follow @themauibus on Instagram.

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