A Hilo-Pahoa bus route will begin stopping in Hawaiian Paradise Park on Monday as part of a pilot project.
The Hilo-bound bus will turn from Highway 130 down Maku‘u Drive to 16th, across to Paradise Drive, and back up to Highway 130.
The Pahoa-bound bus will turn down Paradise Drive, across 16th Avenue, and up Maku‘u Drive before continuing on Highway 130 toward Pahoa.
The dedicated bus stop will be located at the HPP Activities Center and riders may park their vehicles or bikes there.
Flag stopping will be honored where it is safe to do so, but riders should call the transit agency for tips.
The Hilo-bound bus will run through HPP at 6:25 a.m., 12:05 p.m., and 4:35 p.m. The Pahoa-bound bus will run through HPP at 10:45 a.m., 2:35 p.m., and 4:50 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For more information, contact the Hawaii Mass Transit Agency at www.heleonbus.org, or call 961-8744.