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Bus riders from the Ewa plain will soon have a faster way to get to Waikiki.
About two years ago, the popular Route-E country express was cut due to budget concerns. But starting Sunday, the original route returns.
Ewa residents who work in Waikiki will no longer have to get off in downtown Honolulu and catch another bus to Waikiki.
“City bus services are a core function of what we’re supposed to be doing here,” said City Councilmember Kymberly Pine, “and I think that we got a little away from that in previous administrations, and our constituents have said loud and clear that this is a core function that we never want to see cut again.”
The City Council and Mayor Caldwell are looking to restore more routes by finding money in the budget. There’s a list of 25 under consideration.