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September 5, 2003



Mayor Jeremy Harris announced today that the City will add Saturday bus shuttle service to assist people who need to get into town for work or shopping or to get around within their community.

            Chinatown Gateway Plaza, at the intersection of Hotel and Bethel streets, will continue as “grand central” for most of the school buses that will run shuttle service tomorrow only (Saturday, Sept. 6).

            The free shuttles will run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. but riders are asked to be flexible as the 15 school buses will not run on an exact schedule. Signs will be posted at the shuttle stops to aid riders.

            All routes will run on a circular route. Six of the routes will circle through Chinatown Gateway Plaza while the other two (North Shore and Mililani-Wahiawa-Haleiwa) will circle within those communities.

            Mayor Harris said, “Due to the bus strike, many people have been without any way of doing their essential errands over the past 10 days. We hope this Saturday service can bring some relief to them.”

            The Saturday schedule includes the following routes:

            KALIHI SHUTTLE:  Four stops each way—Chinatown Gateway Plaza to Kohou and Dillingham Boulevard, School Street at Kapalama Elementary School and School Street at Lanakila Street, returning to Chinatown Gateway Plaza


            WAIANAE SHUTTLE: Six stops each way—Chinatown Gateway Plaza, Waikele Shopping Center, FilCom Center (Waipahu), Leoku/Farrington (Daiei), Kapolei Transit Center and Waianae Mall, returning to Chinatown Gateway Plaza


             EWA BEACH-PEARRIDGE SHUTTLE:  Six stops each way—Chinatown Gateway Center, Pearlridge Center, Sam’s Club, St. Francis West, Ewa Beach Town Center, Ewa Beach Shopping Center, returning to Chinatown Gateway Plaza


              CHINATOWN GATEWAY-ALA MOANA-WAIKIKI-UH SHUTTLE:  Six stops each way—Chinatown Gateway Plaza to Ala Moana Center (Kona Street) to Kalia Road/Ft. DeRussy, Kalakaua Avenue (Waikiki Police Station) to Honolulu Zoo to University of Hawaii Sinclair Circle, returning to Chinatown Gateway Plaza


   KAILUA-WAIMANALO:  Five stops each way—Kailua Town (Longs), Kailua Enchanted Lake Shopping Center, Waimanalo (Shima’s Market), Waimanalo Post Office and Chinatown Gateway Plaza


    SALT LAKE-AIRPORT: Three stops each way—Chinatown Gateway, Salt Lake Shopping Center and Kamehameha Highway at Paiea.


                COMMUNITY SHUTTLES:

                NORTH SHORE:  Four stops each way—Haleiwa (North Shore Market Place), Sunset Beach (Foodland), Kaaawa 7-11 and Windward Mall    


                MILILANI-WAHIAWA-HALEIWA : Three stops each way—Mililani Town Center, Wahiawa (Kamehameha Highway at California Avenue), Haleiwa (North Shore Market Place.)

                For more information, contact the Department of Transportation Services at 527-5890 or through the DTS web page (strike information) at



Friday, September 05, 2003

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