Transportation

Transportation

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Getting to and From Campus

The island of Oahu is also known as the City and County of Honolulu. TheBus is the City and County's affordable and convenient public transportation system. HPU's Downtown and Windward campuses are easily accessible by TheBus. The downtown campus is located among major bus corridors offering frequent bus service to all areas of the island; the Hawai'i Loa campus bus stops are located on Kamehameha Highway and Pali Highway.

The UPass is a reduced rate student bus pass sticker placed on your HPU ID card. All full-time undergraduate and graduate students taking classes on the downtown and/or HLC campuses will be assessed a Transportation Fee (UPass) each semester and entitles students to one UPass. Students who are not charged the Transportation Fee (UPass) may purchase a regular UPass at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at ATM. For more information click here.

 

 

The shuttle provides free transportation for students, faculty, and staff between the Hawaii Loa and downtwown campuses. The shuttle departs from the stuttle stops at Hawaii Loa and Aloha Tower Marketplace.

When boarding the shuttle from either shuttle stop, please be sure to board in numerical seating order as posted on the benches to ensure that the persons who arrived first to the shuttle stop are seated first. Please be ready to show the driver your HPU identification upon boarding. Upon seating, we recommend you fasten your seatbelt.

Aloha Tower Marketplace

MONTHLY PARKING OPTIONS

HPU STUDENT VALET DAY PASS

This new parking program looks to provide an affordable weekday downtown parking option to HPU students between the hours of 7:30am – 5:00pm (vehicles must be picked up by 5:00pm each day otherwise additional rates of $3 per 30 minutes, or fraction thereof, start to accumulate and must be paid prior to retrieving your vehicle). These parking passes are sold on a monthly basis for $130.89 per month (inclusive of general excise tax). Of the monthly payment, a portion will go directly to tipping your valets so you won’t need to worry about tipping daily. Parkers will simply drop their vehicles at the valet stand adjacent to Irwin Park upon arriving to campus. When you are ready to leave, you will head to the valet pickup stand outside of Palama Express to request your vehicle. You will need a current HPU student ID to participate in this program.  

Space in this program is limited. Register now at https://eliteparking.net/alohatower/ to secure your spot. If you do not get a spot initially, you can request to be added to the waitlist.

SELF-PARKING AT PIERS 5/6

If the 7:30am – 5:00pm weekday hours of the student valet day pass doesn’t work with your schedule, your next most cost effective monthly parking option at ATM will be self-parking at Piers 5/6 for $209.42 per month (inclusive of GET). This option will provide you with a gate card you swipe to get you in and out of the lot. You have the flexibility to swipe into the lots until 10:00pm daily and can swipe in even on weekends.

Space in this program is limited. Register now at https://eliteparking.net/alohatower/ to secure your spot. We cannot prorate parking for this program. You can start as a new parker the 1st of each month or any day thereafter, but the monthly rate remains the same (i.e. no discounts granted for starting on the 15th of the month). If you do not get a spot initially, you can request to be added to the waitlist.

OVERNIGHT SELF-PARKING PARKING OPTIONS

If you are looking for parking that allows you to leave your vehicle parked overnight at ATM you have (2) options. Anyone can take advantage of these monthly parking programs, but these could be of particular interest to ATM residents with vehicles.

  1. Ala Moana Mini Parking – This program costs $235.60 (inclusive of GET) and provides you a stall in the paved lot at Ala Moana Mini Park. You would have access to park in any stall in the area 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
  2. Richards Street Parking - This program costs $261.78 (inclusive of GET) and provides you a specific reserved stall on Richards Street. You would be the only parker in your stall and would have access to park 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Space in this program is limited. Register now at https://eliteparking.net/alohatower/ to secure your spot. We cannot prorate parking for this program. You can start as a new parker the 1st of each month or any day after, but the monthly rate remains the same (i.e. no discounts granted for starting on the 15th of the month). If you do not get a spot initially, you can elect to be added to the waitlist.

MOTORCYCLE PARKING

For $52.36 per month (inclusive of GET), motorcycles can park at Piers 5/6. This option will provide you with a gate card you swipe to get you in and out of the lot. You have the flexibility to remain in the lots until 10:00pm daily and can swipe in even on weekends.

Space in this program is limited. Register now at https://eliteparking.net/alohatower/ to secure your spot. We cannot prorate parking for this program. You can start as a new parker the 1st of each month or any day after, but the monthly rate remains the same (i.e. no discounts granted for starting on the 15th of the month). If you do not get a spot initially, you can elect to be added to the waitlist.

Elite Parking Services is the manager of all parking operations at Aloha Tower Marketplace. Their monthly parking cancellation policy as well as all the terms & conditions for parking at ATM can we found on https://eliteparking.net/alohatower/. Simply select the new customer button on the 1st screen and your desired parking option on the 2nd screen. The 3rd screen will show the monthly parking agreement that you must agree to before proceeding in the reservation process. Please note, there is also a one-time activation fee of $25 to setup a new parker account regardless of the monthly parking program you select.

NON-MONTHLY PARKING OPTIONS

EARLY BIRD PARKING

You may only need to be downtown once in a while so paying a monthly parking fee doesn’t make sense for you. In this case, we are offering an early bird parking rate of $10 flat per day if you enter the lot at Piers 5/6 before 8:00am and exit before 5:00pm daily. There is no validation or pass needed to secure this rate. You will simply pull a ticket from the machine as you drive into the lot. You can park in any stall in the Piers 5/6 lot you wish. Upon exiting prior to 5:00pm, you will be prompted to pay $10. The $10 rate applies for any fraction of the day you are parked in the lot as well (i.e. is isn’t cheaper if you exit at 2:00pm vs. 5:00pm).

MOPED & BIKE PARKING

There are (2) locations on property that students can park bikes and mopeds free-of-charge. The parking locations are the bike racks at the corner of Aloha Tower Drive & Bishop Street and the bike racks at the entrance to the lot at Piers 5/6. It is advised you lock your bike or moped to prevent against theft. Anything parked in either of these locations is parked at the sole risk of the owner of the bike or moped.

Questions? Please contact the ATM Elite Parking Office at (808) 544-1458 Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Should you need to visit them in-person, the parking office is located between Old Spaghetti Factory and eSports Arena at ATM.

Downtown Honolulu

Hawai'i Pacific University does not provide an institutionally-owned parking garage or parking lot in downtown Honolulu for the use of its students or visitors. Parking, for a charge, is available in private and municipal parking garages and parking lots. Metered on-street parking is available on certain streets during the day, in off-hours, and on weekends. All parking is within close walking distance to the downtown campus. Parkopedia is an independent online service that provides parking information.

Below are a few areas near the Waterfront Plaza (WFP) for consideration. HPU does not endorse these independently operated parking garages; contact the garage operators for up-to-date information. Note: The rates below were pulled in July 2019.

  • Waterfront Plaza (500 Ala Moana): M-F: 6am-10pm; Sat: 9am-2; $6/hr; Early Bird $11; Monthly parking: Yes - Unreserved: $178; Reserved: $251
  • South Street Garage (564 Pohukaina St.): 3 min walking time to WFP; M-Sun: 7am-5pm; $1/hr; $2/2hrs; Additional hour: $2 per; no validation; no monthly parking
  • Pohukaina Parking Lot (690 Pohukaina St.): 6 min walking time to WFP; $7 flat rate; open lot but staffed; no monthly parking available
  • Makai Garage (530 Halekauwila St): 8 min walking time to WFP; M-F: 7am-5pm; $1/hr; $2/2hr; Additional hour: $2 per; gated/staffed lot
  • 677 Ala Moana Building: 12 min walking time to WFP; M-F: 6am-8pm; $3/30 min
  • Queen and South Street (600 Queen St.): 10 min walking time to WFP; M-Sun: 7am-5pm; $7/2 hrs; Early bird: $25 all day; Flat rate in after 5 pm-6am: $5; monthly parking – yes, $170

Hawaii Loa Campus

Students may purchase a Hawai’i Loa campus decal from the Hawaii Loa Security office which is located in the lobby of the Academic Center.  Cost for a parking decal is $200 per semester for vehicles, $50 for motorcycles and $25 for mopeds. Transactions will be charged to the student’s online account and can be paid for either on line or directly to the HPU Business Office.

The HPU Hawaii Loa Campus Security Office is open for decal distribution from 9:00AM until 3:00PM, Monday through Friday.  During Orientation/Registration Week and first week of classes, extended hours will be communicated appropriately. Students are required to complete a Student Vehicle Parking Registration form.  Registration info, safety check, and proof of insurance information are required, as well as student identification information for billing purposes. Those students electing not to obtain a parking decal have the following options:

Purchase of a 10-day Parking Discount Punch Card for $60.  Parking Punch cards may be acquired at the HLC security office. Transactions are charged to the student's HPU account. Punch cards do not provide overnight parking privileges.

Pay the Daily parking fee rate of $8 per visit, day parking, payment to be made in cash or check to the front gate of HLC.  Motorcycles and mopeds are $4 per visit.

Visitor parking fees are collected for University authorized events such as athletic events, lawn events, or Residence Life guests.  Visitor parking fees are $5 for vehicles and $3 for motorcycles and mopeds.

The front gate at the HLC is staffed 24 hours a day.

Students who live in the HLC residence halls and have vehicles, motorcycles or mopeds that will be parked on campus, must purchase a “Resident Student” decal.  They should inform the security officer at the HLC Security Office that they are there to acquire a “Resident Student” decal.  Residence Life decals are the same price as non-resident decals.

The parking decal must be properly affixed on the inside of the front windshield driver’s side and be clearly visible.  Lost or stolen decals must be replaced at the owner’s expense (decals may only be used for the vehicle it is registered to).  The decal is non-transferable.

In order to support and encourage our students and employees to carpool, we’re pleased to launch a new dedicated ridesharing solution designed to help you find commuting partners who work or study at Hawai`i Pacific University. HPU GreenRide is a ridesharing system for use only by Hawai`i Pacific University employees and students. Register today using your HPU e-mail account to find a carpool partner or a walking, biking or transit buddy. Fully secure, it will help you find ridesharing partners who work or study at HPU.

With HPU GreenRide you can:

  • Find partners for carpooling, biking, busing, and walking to any of HPU’s campuses.
  • Find carpool partners for single trips (Live in Waikiki and want to go to the North Shore?).
  • Log all of your commutes to realize emissions savings, cost savings, and health benefits of your transportation decisions.

To sign up, simply go to the HPU GreenRide website at http://www.hpugreenride.com, and use your HPU email address (@hpu.edu or @my.hpu.edu) to register.

Need a car just for the weekend? Want to jump on a bicycle and head to the beach? Check out HPU's partnership with Hui, Biki, and Ride Sharee. 

Hui is a round-trip, station-based service available to users 24/7 from Toyota Connected North America and Servco Pacific Inc. Hui vehicles can be reserved by the minute or day. To utilize Hui, a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record are required. All HPU students over 18 years of age are eligible to drive, subject to other membership requirements. Users simply need to download the app onto their mobile phone, register as a member, then search for the nearest vehicle and reserve a date and time. Gas, insurance, parking at the station, 24-hour roadside assistance, and a 24-hour call center are all included in the hourly rate of the vehicle. There are currently about 95 vehicles on Oahu spanning from Ko Olina to Kaimuki, including Aloha Tower Marketplace across from Pier 8.

Biki is Honolulu’s new transportation system, brought to you by Bikeshare Hawaii. Biki has 1,300 bikes at 130 conveniently located self-service “Biki Stops” throughout downtown Honolulu, including Aloha Tower Marketplace across from Pier 8. Biki bikes are designed to be easy to maneuver, comfortable and fun to ride, while accommodating riders of all sizes. Honolulu is the first city in the world to have this new generation of bike.

Ride Sharee is a dockless dommunity bike company formed In Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a local company based on the basic Hawaiian principles of aloha, kokua and malama honua.