**Please Note: The Kaua‘i Bus 2021 monthly and one-day bus passes will be available at all Kaua‘i Big Save and Times locations starting Jan. 21, 2021. The below news release has been updated to reflect this change. Mahalo!**
--REMINDER: The Kaua‘i Bus announces changes to its public fixed route bus passes, effective Jan. 1--
LĪHU‘E – The Kaua‘i Bus has announced that a new design for its 2021 monthly bus passes and the second phase of its fare increases will take effect Jan. 1, 2021.
To provide the public with flexibility and simplicity, The Kaua‘i Bus’ 2021 monthly bus pass will have a scratch-off activation comparable to its current one-day pass. Riders will need to scratch off the month and year to validate the pass prior to boarding the bus.
Additionally, as part of the recommendations provided by Kaua‘i’s Short Range Transit Plan approved in 2018, the second phase of The Kaua‘i Bus’ new fare structure and fare increases will take effect Jan. 1, 2021. In order to avoid the fee increase, officials are encouraging the public to purchase passes by Dec. 31, 2020.
The new fare structure effective Jan. 1, 2021, will be as follows:
• One-day passes for the general public will increase from $4 to $5;
• One-day passes for seniors ages 65 and over, youth ages 7 to 18, and qualified discount card holders will increase from $2 to $2.50;
• Monthly passes for the general public will increase from $45 to $50;
• Monthly passes for seniors ages 65 and over, youth ages 7 to 18, and qualified discount card holders will increase from $22.50 to $25;
• Annual passes for the general public will increase from $500 to $550;
• Annual passes for seniors ages 65 and over, youth ages 7 to 18, and qualified discount card holders will increase from $250 to $275.
Monthly and one-day bus passes are available at all Menehune Food Mart locations, as well as Aloha Island Mart at the Kapa‘a Shell Gas Station, the County of Kaua‘i’s Treasury Division, and The Kaua‘i Bus Office in Līhu‘e. Monthly and one-day bus passes will be available at all Kaua‘i Big Save and Times locations starting January 21, 2021.
For more information, visit www.kauai.gov/transportation, the County of Kaua‘i and The Kaua‘i Bus Facebook pages, or call 246-8110.
As of Monday, March 9, 2020, The Kauai Bus team has been wiping down all touchpoints on our buses and vans with disinfectant each day.
While all surfaces are clean when a vehicle leaves the facility, it does not remain that way once someone touches the surfaces or coughs/sneezes on them. We need all of our riders to help in preventing the spread of coronavirus. Riders can help by frequently washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; covering their cough or sneeze with their elbow; and to stay home when they are sick.
By working together, we can keep our public transportation system and our community as safe as possible. While we’re doing all we can to ensure a safe and clean environment, we must also ask that riders closely evaluate their own health and take necessary precautions to avoid the spread of disease.
For more information and daily updates, please refer to the following sources:
Hawaii State Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/news/covid-19-updates/
Kauai Emergency Management Agency: http://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html