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CITY KICKS OFF BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
(Wed., Aug. 10, 2010)—City and State officials alerted the public today about the expected increased morning traffic due to the upcoming school year.
On Monday, August 22, the University of Hawaii-Manoa campus and four community colleges on
Some commuting tips include:
· Plan your commute earlier or later to avoid peak traffic.
· Anticipate longer commutes with the increased traffic
· Keep your vehicle maintained to prevent stalls and break-downs
· Use alternative modes of commuting like walking or biking
· Encourage ridesharing, such as:
o Riding TheBus
City transportation director Wayne Yoshioka said that the City Department of Transportation Services (DTS) will optimize traffic signals islandwide to improve traffic flow. This optimization effort, anchored by its Traffic Management Center (TMC), helps identify and respond to traffic incidents in coordination with HPD, the State Department of Transportation (HDOT) and the traffic reporters who provide information from the TMC during rush hours.
During this busy time of the year,
“You don’t want to be the driver who causes the stall or collision that creates a traffic jam for everyone behind you,” said Chief Kealoha.
Roger Morton, President and General Manager of Oahu Transit Services, Inc. which operates TheBus and TheHandiVan for the City reported that TheBus offers 34 commuter express routes.
“TheBus currently serves riders from various suburban areas of
For more information on bus route service, call 848-5555 or check TheBus website at www.thebus.org. A University Bus Pass Program or “U-PASS” provides bus passes to
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