Hawaii Island’s mass transit system is carrying a fraction of the passengers compared to a few years ago with a fleet in disrepair, auto and money theft incidents, costly contractors filling gaps, and a past-due multimillion-dollar baseyard project.
Always Investigating looked into the drops in service and what it will take to get things restored.
The biggest impact from all of these issues is service. There have been hundreds of thousands of rides lost in recent years, and we found out that’s having a big impact on the poor and rural areas.
Hawaii County buses used to give more than 1.3 million rides a year — a helpful pickup for locals and visitors in the town areas, a lifeline for others in more rural spots.
Read the full article at http://khon2.com/2017/11/20/always-investigating-digging-into-hawaii-islands-mass-transit-system/