Here's your chance to provide input on fare increases for TheBus, TheHandi-Van
A Honolulu Rate Commission plan would increase TheBus and TheHandi-Van daily fares for the next fiscal year, and add a residency requirement for discounted fares.
If the Honolulu Rate Commission passes their fare proposal, a single bus ride for adults will change from $2.75 to $3. A single bus fare for adults 65 and older, and disability cardholders will increase from $1 to $1.50.
The commission also plans to restrict deeply discounted fares for adults 65 and older, disabled, and low-income riders to Hawaiʻi residents only.
Nonresidents would still receive a discount from the adult full fare — similar to most transit systems across the nation — but residents would receive a bigger discount.
The commission plans to vote on the fare changes at the Feb. 8 meeting from 2:30 p.m. up to 4:30 p.m. in the Mission Memorial Auditorium near Honolulu Hale. Interested parties may participate in person or online.