July 1 marked the end of paper monthly passes, stickers and paper one-day passes as the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Transportation Services (DTS) encourages adoption of the HOLO card to ride TheBus service.
The first day of July also marked the start of expanded fare capping for HOLO card users. HOLO card users received free electronic transfers within 2.5 hours from the first paid tap. After the 2.5 hours, the HOLO card will be charged for the second tap and any following taps will be free. Additionally, HOLO card users will not be charged beyond the value of a monthly pass and once a registered HOLO card reaches the monthly fare within a current month, the card will not be charged for the remainder of that month.
In addition to a HOLO card, TheBus will continue to accept cash fares, valid passes and one-way tickets.