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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    June 28, 2007

 

 

 CITY ADDING MORE BUSES TO ACCOMMODATE FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS CROWD

 

The City will add extra buses on routes serving the Ala Moana Center area to accommodate the large crowds expected to turn out for the Fourth of July fireworks show at Ala Moana next Wednesday.

 

Mayor Mufi Hannemann said, “The dazzling fireworks show has become an enormously popular annual tradition, and so the City wants to ensure that people can enjoy the festivities without the headaches of traffic and parking.  The additional bus service will enable them to celebrate the Fourth of July by putting the City behind the wheel.”

 

Buses on July 4th will be operating on a Sunday schedule.  However, the City will put 11 more buses into service following the fireworks display.

 

Six of the buses will serve Leeward- and Windward-bound routes, which include Route C (Kapolei/Makaha), Route 19 (Aala Park), Route 40 (Makaha), Route 42 (Ewa Beach), Route 57 (Waimanalo), and Route 62 (Wahiawa).  Passengers should board these buses at the Ala Moana Boulevard stop 6, which is on the makai side of the shopping mall.

 

The other five buses, which will take Route 8, will pick-up Waikiki-bound passengers at the Ala Moana Boulevard bus stop 9, which is located on the mauka side of Ala Moana Park, closest to Atkinson Drive.

 

City transit officials are warning passengers to expect delays because of pedestrian and vehicle traffic following the fireworks.  Passengers who board at other bus stops in the area will experience delays as well.

 

Information and route schedules are available at www.thebus.org or 848-5555.

 

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Contact

Alvina Kubo, 768-8369

Thursday, June 28, 2007

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