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           Mayor Jeremy Harris announced today that the popular City Van Program will be expanded with the help of volunteer business/community drivers to assist seniors who need to get around during the day.

           Starting tomorrow (Sept. 10), the City Senior Van Program will kick-off with four components:

        DOWNTOWN/CHINATOWN-KALIHI SHUTTLE: The shuttle currently runs between Chinatown Gateway Park and two stops on School Street at Kapalama Elementary School and near Lanakila Avenue. Additional stops will be added at North King Street across from Kalihi Shopping Center and on School Street near its intersection with Kam IV Road across from 7-11.

        KUPUNA SHUTTLE: Large senior housing facilities are taking reservations for their residents who need transportation to local shopping centers, pharmacies and grocery stores.

        SENIOR CENTER TRANSPORT: Seniors who need transportation to the Lanakila and Moiliili senior centers are encouraged to reserve space on vans through their senior center managers.

        SENIOR CENTER HOLOHOLO: Vans will be provided to the Lanakila and Moiliili centers for clients who need mid-day transportation to the market and other locations.

Forty vans will be used to provide transportation for seniors. For more information, call 523-4545 or go to the City web site at


Wednesday, September 10, 2003

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