TheBus to offer free service Saturday, trash pickup to resume Monday

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Now that Lane has weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm, the City and County of Honolulu is resuming key services starting Saturday.

City workers who work weekends will resume normal Saturday and Sunday schedules. All city employees with resume work on Monday, Aug. 27.

TheBus and Handi-Van

TheBus will slowly resume service on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m., except for the W routes to Waikiki, which will begin morning peak-hour service from Ewa Beach, Waipahu, and Kalihi.

Service will be free all day.

Reservations for TheHandi-Van will be accepted starting at 8 a.m. Saturday with service to resume at 2 p.m.


The 20 shelters currently open across Oahu will remain open Saturday until noon.

As of 5 p.m. Friday, there were 1,072 people in the shelters. City buses will be used for special service to transport people from shelters to where they were picked up from 10 a.m. to noon.

City Parks

All 299 city parks will reopen on Sunday, Aug. 26, except for Hanauma Bay, which will remain closed Saturday and Sunday. Lifeguards will continue to monitor ocean conditions in mobile units through Saturday across Oahu, and then return to their towers on Sunday.

The Honolulu Zoo and municipal golf courses will reopen on Sunday, Aug. 26, barring any standing water that may affect the playability of these courses.


The Fire Department will still be on alert for possible flooding conditions. Call 911 if your home is experiencing high water. Exercise caution when driving on ponding roads. Turn around, don’t drown.

The Honolulu Police Department is planning to return to normal staffing levels by Saturday.

Environmental Services

Garbage pickup resumes Monday, Aug. 27 for both regular opala and bulky items. Transfer stations and convenience centers will reopen on Sunday, Aug. 26.

Emergency Operations Center

The City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will remain fully staffed through 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24.   

Vital Department of Emergency Management staff will be retained and continue to answer the city’s hotline, 768-CITY, until 6 a.m. Saturday.

With Oahu still under a tropical storm warning, residents and visitors are urged to use caution and prepare for possible heavy rain and flooding.

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