Ka Hoʻokele

Expanding Hawaii’s public transportation system.

The Hele-On Ka Hoʻokele Rural Transportation Program connects riders to the Hele-On service network.

HCEOC is a service operator of Hele-On Ka Hoʻokele (“The Navigator”), a program of the County of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit Agency designed to expand access to the Hele-On network.

Ka Hoʻokele is free to the public and primarily transports riders from outside Hele-On service areas (areas where riders can access Hele-On fixed routes, Hele-On Kako‘o paratransit routes, and Coordinated Services for the Elderly), to bus or paratransit stops within service areas.


Ka Hoʻokele mainly transports riders from a pick-up location outside the Hele-On network to the nearest bus or paratransit stop; please let us know if you require other accommodations.

Before booking, please note the following scheduling guidelines:

Reserve your ride online between 1 and 14 days in advance. Reservations are confirmed in the order they are received and same-day reservations are limited to availability.

Change or cancel your reservation online at least two hours before your scheduled pick-up. Upon arrival, drivers will wait five minutes before departing.

Schedule your pickup at an accessible location. We do not travel on private, unpaved, or single-lane roads, or on roads that present potentially unsafe conditions for vehicles, drivers, and riders.


Schedule Your Ride

Rides are scheduled by phone reservation only. Call the HCEOC Transportation Office between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PMM to set up your ride with Ka Ho’okele: (808) 731-7009 option 3.

Contact Ka Hoʻokele

(808) 731-7009 *option 3