Hele-On bus system ‘meltdown’ leaves schoolchildren, working poor stranded
The 5:05 a.m. Friday bus from Hilo to Kohala resorts is a city bus with lots of standing room. (Courtesy photo/Stefan Buchta)
Hilton Waikoloa Resort hotel workers react with dismay when the driver of the 3:30 p.m. Thursday bus to Hilo bus tells them there’s no more room for passengers. (Courtesy photo/Stefan Buchta)
HILO The working poor and schoolchildren are left stranded. Bus schedules are inconsistent and would-be riders waiting at bus stops often dont know when a route has been canceled.
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