Hele-On could become free: Council members impressed with Mass Transit update

  • Passengers await to board an arriving Hele-on bus as others disembark at Walmart in November 2020 in Kailua-Kona. (Tom Linder/West Hawaii Today)

  • Interim Mass Transit Administrator John Andoh (center-left, pointing at the Hele-On logo), along with Mayor Mitch Roth and the agency staff. (courtesy photo Mass Transit Agency)

  • John Andoh

The countywide Hele-On bus system could become free of charge next year, interim Mass Transit Administrator John Andoh told County Council members Tuesday.