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Mass Transit slates meeting in Pahoa

Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency will host a Pahoa Hub community meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility at 15-3022 Kauhale St.

According to information provided by the county, Mass Transit plans to increase bus service in Puna and covert to a hub-and-spoke system, meaning there are two types of routes that meet at a central location where passengers can transfer from one to the other.

Long routes would run direct from the Pahoa hub to Hilo using large buses, while new circulator routes would travel within communities and include Hawaiian Beaches-Nanawale-Seaview and Hawaiian Paradise Park-Ainaloa-Orchidland. These routes would use smaller buses and continue throughout the day.

Six alternate locations in different parts of Pahoa were identified for the hub. The July 31 meeting will discuss each of them.

For more information, call Jo-Anna Herkes at 277-7631.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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