LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Officials on Kauai have a created a website to help tourists find transportation options as the island experiences a shortage of rental cars.
Kauai's Office of Economic Development partnered with the Hawaii Tourism Authority to launch a website to help visitors find ways to get around without a car, The Garden Island newspaper reported Wednesday.
They also hope the website will create a more sustainable long-term transportation structure.
Officials said they hope the resource will help reduce traffic congestion created by tourists who are flocking to Hawaii as pandemic restrictions ease.
With rental cars in high demand and no centralized way to search for other transportation options, county officials said the site will be a place people can find the best alternatives to rental cars.
They said the website will be regularly updated as new transportation options become available.
The website also will have a map with Kauai bus stops and routes, regional walking guides and weekly blog posts to help visitors understand airport shuttles, parking permits for state parks and details about accessing remote places.
The website will feature a “How to Travel with Aloha” section that will give tips and recommendations from locals.