Waikoloa bus drivers to get a break(room), Pahoa bus hub could get a public library

  • John Andoh

  • Passengers board a Hele-On bus to Hilo Tuesday on Luhia Street. A measure recently approved the County Council aims to bring bus drivers some relief. The council voted 9-0 Wednesday to approve Resolution 294, to lease space at Queens Marketplace for parking for up to 10 buses and a break-room for bus operators. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

For years, Hele-On bus drivers taking the cross-island trek to deliver passengers to Waikoloa resorts have had to wait in their buses for up to seven hours before making the return trip.