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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                           May 24, 2013

MORE OF MAYOR CALDWELL’S BUS SERVICE RESTORATIONS TO TAKE EFFECT THIS WEEKEND

 HonoluluMayor Kirk Caldwell today announced that the City’s latest round of bus service restorations will take effect this Sunday, May 26 for weekend routes, and Tuesday, May 28 for weekday routes.

 “People throughout Oahu depend on our award-winning bus system, and we need to make it as convenient and reliable as possible,” Mayor Caldwell said.

 The latest improvements will include:

 CountryExpress Route C (Makaha to Kapolei to Ala Moana Center)

    • Restoring weekday mid-day service from every 45 minutes to every 30 minutes. 

 Route 55 (Ala Moana Center via Kaneohe to Haleiwa)

    • Improving mid-day service frequencies from every 60 minutes to every 45 minutes.

  • Route 1L (Kalihi to Hawaii Kai)
    • Extending Route 1L to provide limited-stop service along the busiest section of School Street corridor previously served by Route B.  The route extension will provide Kalihi residents with faster service through Downtown to the McCully-Moiliili and Kaimuki neighborhoods.

 Route 2L (Kalihi to Waikiki)

    • Adding additional weekday peak hour trips.

  • Route 5 (Manoa to Ala Moana Center)
    • Improving morning peak hour frequencies from every 60 minutes to every 30 minutes.

 Further service improvements in August will include:

 Route 13 (Liliha via Waikiki to UH-Mânoa)

    • Restoring service frequency from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes.

 Peak hour and weekend service on Route 14 (St. Louis-Waialae Ave. to Maunalani Heights) and weekend service on CountryExpress Route C (Makaha-Kapolei-Ala Moana Center) were restored in March.  Further changes to Route 14 will be implemented to restore additional service around Diamond Head during weekend and weekday off-peak periods beginning July 1, 2013.

The Mayor’s 2013 Bus Restoration Plan, which was based on community input, prioritized near-term restorations to severely affected communities within existing financial constraints.

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Media Contact: Jesse Broder Van Dyke 768-6928