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Jul 09

Paratransit service shows improvements

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 12:01 PM by Office of Council Services

On July 3, the Housing, Human Services, and Transportation Committee met to receive an update on the County’s paratransit program.

Parantransit service

Since Maui Economic Opportunity was granted full operational control of the County’s paratransit service last July, some residents have been complaining about missed appointments and operational changes.  The County previously provided the service through Roberts Hawaii. 

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May 20

Chair's 3 Minutes: Kalaupapa Memorial: A place of pride and healing

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 9:16 AM by Office of Council Services

Published in The Maui News May 18, 2013
By Stacy Crivello , for The Maui News

The Maui County Council's Budget and Finance Committee recommended appropriating $100,000 in the fiscal year 2015 budget for the planning and design of the Kalaupapa Memorial.

With your support, this memorial will honor the 8,000 people who were exiled to Molokai's remote peninsula of Kalaupapa and died from effects of Hansen's disease, also known as leprosy.

Ka 'Ohana O Kalaupapa, a nonprofit organization on Molokai, organized in 2003 at the request of Kalaupapa kupuna, made it a priority to establish the Kalaupapa Memorial. The memorial will list the names of all those sent to Kalaupapa, 90 percent of whom were Native Hawaiians.

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Jan 18

Public input sought on County’s paratransit services

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Office of Council Services

WAILUKU, Hawaii – The Housing, Human Services and Transportation Committee will consider the effectiveness of existing bus routes and schedules, equipment needs, funding requirements and other concerns related to the County’s paratransit services on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m., Committee Chair Stacy Crivello announced today.
Maui Economic Opportunity

Maui Economic Opportunity
In 2013, Maui Economic Opportunity was awarded a 5-year, $2.5 million contract and is serving 756 paratransit clients. The County had previously provided the service by contract through Roberts Hawaii.

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