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CITY ANNOUNCES FREE PARKING AT KAPOLEI FOR THEBOAT RIDERS

            Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced that about 40 stalls of free parking have been temporarily designated in Kapolei for riders of TheBoat. These stalls are in addition to the 23 carpool stalls at the Kalaeloa Barber’s Point Harbor terminal.

            The Kapolei parking site is a cleared lot owned by the James Campbell Company on the corner of Kamokila Boulevard and Ulu`ohi`a Street, with entry and exit off of Ulu`ohi`a Street. The temporary lot, good for 90 days, is adjacent to the Assaggio Restaurant.

            The mayor said, “I am very pleased that the James Campbell Company stepped up to the plate to support TheBoat. When drivers consider whether to take TheBoat to town, they first ask if there is someplace to park their car. This new park-and-ride lot will certainly encourage drivers to seriously consider taking TheBoat to Aloha Tower and back.”

            The lot is located on the F-13 ferry shuttle bus route that will take riders directly to the Kalaeloa terminal. The 23 carpool stalls at the Kalaeloa terminal are for cars with three or more occupants on a first-come, first-available basis.

            Special “F” route buses serve the Waianae, Maili, Nanakuli, Makakilo and Kapolei communities to get to the Kalaeloa terminal. These buses will be waiting at the terminal in the afternoon for the return trip.

            The morning schedule has TheBoat departing Kalaeloa for Aloha Tower at 5:30, 6 and 8 a.m. After unloading, TheBoat departs back to Kalaeloa from Aloha Tower at 6:35, 7:05 and 9:05 a.m. for passengers who want to go in that direction.

            The afternoon schedule has TheBoat departing Kalaeloa for Aloha Tower at 3, 4 and 5:30 p.m. The trips back to Kalaeloa from Aloha Tower depart at 4:20, 5:20 and 6:50 p.m.

            The service is provided by two vessels, each air-conditioned, capable of carrying 149 riders and offering free wireless Internet service courtesy of DR Horton-Schuler Homes. The cost is $2 for each ride, which includes two bus transfers. Because it is part of TheBus system, riders can use their bus passes.

            For current information on the schedule, routes, fares, parking, security and baggage, call 848-5555, 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., or visit www.trytheboat.com to sign up for instant e-mail alerts to get the latest news.

            TheBoat has joined TheBus, TheHandi-Van, bike paths, pedestrian routes and the proposed fixed guideway as elements of the City’s integrated multi-modal approach to transportation.

 

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CONTACT:

Bill  Brennan, 527-6928

 

Monday, October 08, 2007

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