New Campaign Launched Encouraging Public to Ride the Maui Bus

August 9, 2019, 8:24 AM HST · Updated August 12, 11:29 AM
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Photo credit: County of Maui / Chris Sugidono

The County of Maui Department of Transportation is launching a social media campaign to encourage residents and visitors to ride its new buses.

County officials say the buses are now easier to catch and track using the Maui Bus App which provides riders the location of the closest bus stop, a real-time vehicle tracker, the ability to plan rides throughout the day and the option to sign up for notifications and alerts.

The campaign comes following the introduction of two new 40-foot-long Eldorado transit buses that transportation officials say are brighter, quieter and safer than previous buses.

They also feature a new Quantum system that enables disabled wheelchair riders the ability to secure themselves in less than 25 seconds without requiring driver assistance.

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The Maui Bus App can be downloaded on the Apple Store or Google Play.

“When our residents and visitors think about how to get somewhere, we want to be one of their first thoughts,” said Transportation Director Marc Takamori. “Some people don’t realize that riding the Maui Bus is one of the easiest, safest and most reliable ways to commute on the island. It connects to the airport, shopping centers and the beach – running 365 days a year from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.”

“Reception of our two new buses has been overwhelmingly positive, but we continue to look at ways to improve our fixed route, commuter and para transit services,” Deputy Director Michael Du Pont said. “I strongly encourage the public to consider taking the Maui Bus, which is convenient, economical and helps reduce our carbon footprint.”

For more information on the Maui Bus, visit www.mauicounty.gov/bus.

Photo credit: County of Maui / Chris Sugidono

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