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MAYORWatch: Why Has One of the Lower Honoapiilani Road Bus Shelters Been Removed?

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Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff.

Question: Much needed bus shelters were installed on Lower Honoapiilani Road and Hoohui Road in front of the Valley Isle Resort. However, the shelter on the south side of the road is no longer there and only has a couple of seats. Can you explain why?

Answer: Mahalo for your question and unfortunately, the shelter you are referring to was removed after it was damaged by someone driving their truck into our bus stop.

Our Department of Transportation is working with Corporation Counsel and Risk Management to determine our next steps in recouping the costs needed to fix the shelter or having it replaced. The other issue is we do not have any spare shelters to quickly install at the location, so installing a replacement will take time and possibly a budget amendment.

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