University of Hawaii Announces Bus Strike Plan

Carpooling, ride-share and additional parking stalls to help alleviate strain

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Aug 22, 2003

HONOLULU — The University of Hawai'i (UH) today announced its plans to address traffic flow around its campuses ensuring students, faculty and staff are able to make it to their destinations. UH is encouraging carpooling and ride-sharing through a web-based ride-share matching service available to all UH Oahu campuses. The ride-sharing matching service will be available on the UH website at and will enable participants to offer or request a ride.

UH Mānoa will potentially have 1,900 additional parking spaces available on a first come, first served basis both on and off campus. Priority parking will be given to vehicles carrying two or more passengers at UH Mānoa‘s Bachman lawn before 10 a.m. Additional on-campus sites will be Kennedy Theatre-McCarthy Mall, the Music Building, Klum Gym gravel area and the Lab School lawn. To off-set costs and provide for security the normal $3 parking fee will be assessed at all on-campus lots.

UH Mānoa has sought and received approval to use the following off-campus parking sites: the Blaisdell Center, Kakaako Waterfront Park, Mānoa Valley District Park and Ala Wai Community Park. There will be no parking fee assessed for off-campus sites except Blaisdell Center where parking will cost the normal $5. Limited shuttle service will be provided between the university and all off-campus parking sites. Only students, faculty and staff with a valid UH identification card can ride the shuttle. Shuttle schedules are located at

UH Mānoa Parking Services will temporarily eliminate some dorm shuttle services and reassign them to other shuttle routes where distance is an issue. UH Mānoa has also made arrangements to shuttle students living in Waikiki hotels. Two shuttles in the morning and two shuttles in the evening will be provided.

There will be a ride-share bulletin board on the first floor of the ʻOhina Building. KCC students can also access the ride-share matching service at Parking is free and parking rules and regulations will be enforced.

HCC students can email the Office of Student Life at for carpooling assistance or visit Faculty and staff needing assistance can contact the Office of Administrative Services at

LCC and UHWO will have no additional parking stalls available and students are encouraged to arrange carpooling and ride-sharing options at There will be a campus overflow lot opened but it will not be able to accommodate the anticipated increase in cars. Parking is free and parking rules and regulations will be enforced. UHWO students with additional questions can contact Mike Yano at 454-4742 or email at

WCC will have a bulletin board in the Campus Center Building or students, faculty and staff can visit for carpooling or ride-share information. There is sufficient free parking on campus.

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