Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO) is a hub for transportation throughout Maui County. It lives up to its motto: “Helping People… Changing Lives” by coordinating the services of over 20 different agencies and nonprofits, and providing low-cost specialized transportation with grant support from the county of Maui, Department of Transportation. These services are particularly important to seniors and persons with disabilities.
The Maui County Department of Transportation contracts with Roberts Hawaii, Inc. to run the Maui Bus fixed route MEO starts the next sentence MEO runs the complementary paratransit service. Disabled riders must qualify for the paratransit service through Maui County Department of Transportation. Riders of the fixed route and paratransit may purchase daily or monthly bus passes on any Maui Bus or paratransit vehicle and at Maui Mall in Kahului at the County Business Resource Center or at the Wharf Cinema Center Management Office in Lahaina.
MEO’s most recent collaboration with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) created the One-Call, One-Click Transportation Resource Center to assist veterans and military families getting around Maui to take care of business. To use the service, veterans just have to register with the Maui County ADRC. For more information call 808-344-1703 (8am – 4pm) or visit www.Maui1Click.com anytime.
MEO Human Service Transportation also offers rural shopping shuttles in Hana and on the islands of Molokai and Lanai. MEO is the only public transportation on these islands. Disabled riders living outside the 3/4-mile service area of paratransit may use the Ala Hou service.
Ala Hou “On the Move Again” accessible vans serve persons with disabilities who have registered with MEO and live more than 3/4-mile from the fixed route. Reservations may be made 14 days in advance for scheduled service, daily from 8am to 4:30pm.
Other human services transportation include Senior Services, Day Health, Nutrition, Leisure, Employment-to-Work for low-Income workers, Dialysis and after school Youth Transport. Upcountry Maui citizens may connect to local financial and medical offices on i-Shuttles. Through Maui County Department of Transportation, MEO offers fare discounts for individuals with verified disabilities who use the fixed-route Maui Bus Service. Low-income workers may also receive free rides to and from work.
MAUI ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, INC
99 Mahalani St., Wailuku, HI 96793 808.249.2990 | Transportation: 808-877-7651 www.meoinc.org
FOR NEIGHBOR ISLAND SENIOR BUS TRANSPORTS:
Kauai: www.tinyurl.com/KauaiCounty-SeniorBus 808-246-8110
Hawaii: www.tinyurl.com/HawaiiCounty-SeniorBus East HI: 808-961-2681, West HI: 808-322-3429