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Route 61 Kalihi to Kaneohe & Aikahi

This route is a modification, extension, and renumbering of Route 56. The purpose of this route is to provide a new connection between Windward Oahu and Kalihi Transit Center via Likelike Highway. This route will be interlined (linked) with Route 66 at Aikahi Park Shopping Center to provide a direct connection to Kailua. You will still be able to reach Aikahi Park Shopping Center, Windward City Shopping Center, Windward Mall, and Windward Community College on this route. All stops on Kaneohe Bay Drive will continue to be served.

Description of Changes

The four major route alignment changes are:

  1. Remove service from Keaahala Road due to poor road and pedestrian conditions and low ridership.
  2. Travel along Likelike Highway to provide new service to the Kalihi Transit Center.
  3. Travel along Kaneohe Bay Drive and Kamehameha Highway between Mokulele Drive and Pua Inia Street to provide a more direct route (local service to areas bypassed by this change will be provided by Route 651).
  4. Trips are interlined with Route 66; TheBus head-sign will change to route 66 (Downtown to Kailua, Aikahi) at Aikahi Park Shopping Center.

Service Areas

  • Kalihi Transit Center
  • Kalihi Valley
  • Windward Mall
  • Windward Community College
  • Windward City Shopping Center
  • Aikahi Park Shopping Center

Route Map

Eastbound

Directions from: Kalihi Transit Center to Kaneohe Bay Dr/Mokapu Blvd (Aikahi)

From Kalihi Transit Center, left Middle St, left Kamehameha Hwy Dillingham Blvd, left Kalihi St, Likelike Hwy, continue onto Kalihi St, left Nalanieha St, right Likelike Hwy, take EXIT to KAHEKILI HIGHWAY, Kahekili Hwy, left Keaahala Rd to Windward Community College. Counter-clockwise in the circle fronting Eckerdt Building, makai on Keaahala Rd, left Kahekili Hwy, right Kahuhipa St, left Kawa St, right Mehana St, right Kamehameha Hwy, left Kaneohe Bay Dr to Mokapu Blvd.

Westbound

Directions from: Kaneohe Bay Dr/Mokapu Blvd (Aikahi) to Kalihi Transit Center

From Kaneohe Bay Dr/Mokapu Blvd, continue on Kaneohe Bay Dr, right Kamehameha Hwy, left Mehana St, left Kawa St, right Kahuhipa St, left Kahekili Hwy, right Keaahala Rd to Windward Community College. Counter-clockwise in the circle fronting Eckerdt Building, makai on Keaahala Rd, right Kahekili Hwy, right Likelike Hwy, left Nalanieha St, right Kalihi St, left Likelike Hwy, continue onto Kalihi St, right Dillingham Blvd, Kamehameha Hwy, right Middle St, right Kalihi Transit Center driveway.