Did you know that Oahu has one of the best public transportation systems in the country?

TheBus, the City & County of Honolulu’s bus system, was the only mass transit system recognized by the American Public Transportation Association as America’s Best Transit System twice in 1994-1995 and 2000-2001. Then in 2011, in a 2011 U.S. News analysis, Honolulu was ranked 10th among the 10 U.S. cities with the best combination of public transportation investment, ridership, and safety.

Bus Transit Centers

To make bus service even more convenient and efficient, the City has been putting in place a Hub and Spoke Bus Route, which provides quicker and better connections for bus riders. The hub is a transit center where buses connect to increase travel options. The spokes are community circulators that meet up at transit centers. In Leeward Oahu, transit hubs are located in Waianae, Kapolei, Ewa Beach, and Waipahu. The system allows passengers to make quick connections to other hubs in downtown Honolulu and throughout Oahu.

TheBus City and County of Honolulu
Bus riders between the Waianae Coast, Kapolei, and Downtown Honolulu can beat the traffic with faster service all day long on the CountryExpress!

Vanpool Hawaii
Vanpools work like an express bus but on a much smaller scale. Anywhere from seven to 15 passengers can arrange to vanpool and pay monthly fares that cover the cost of owning or leasing a van and its upkeep.

Honolulu Rail Transit Project
The island's transportation system, and in particular Kapolei's, will expand when the planned Honolulu Rail Transit Project brings a 20-mile transit line that will connect downtown Honolulu with two stations in Kapolei's urban core and three stations in the East Kapolei region - Ho'opili, University of Hawaii West Oahu, and East Kapolei. All three stations are envisioned as transit-oriented development sites that will provide a series of transportation options for residents, workers, and visitors alike.

The project is being managed by The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit (HART), which is responsible for overseeing the planning, construction, operation and extension of the rail transit system.