City Hosts Transit Talk April 2 At Ben Parker

The city will conduct a public meeting on its Short Range Transit Service Operations Plan at 7 p.m. next Monday (April 2) at Ben Parker Elementary School.

Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates seeks comments from area residents about how to improve the effectiveness of TheBus and TheHandi-van. Considerations for Windward Oahu include whether there is enough demand for transportation links between Kailua and Kaneohe, and Waimanalo and Kaneohe. According to the city, for example, Waimanalo riders have requested better service to government offices, medical clinics, etc. in Kaneohe.

Also under review: Does the express system shut down too early? Should the “reverse” commute to Windward, Kaneohe and Kailua be served, and the ongoing debate about moving bus stops.

Comments also may be sent to the project email at

The plan guides future surface transit changes in the next six years.