The County of Hawai'i Mass Transit Agency only allows for advertising on the interior of the transit buses for non-profit organizations and governmental agencies only at no cost. There is no exterior advertising allowed at this time on buses or bus shelters.
The County allows non-profit organizations to post one bus placard on every bus for one month (30 days) for free, once a year. If you have received a 501(c)3 tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you may take advantage of the one month free advertising program.
The process for getting your advertisement on Hele-On begins by submitting a formal letter of request for space to Brenda Carreira, Mass Transit Administrator. Advertisements being posted under the one month (30 days) free option are on a first come / first serve basis.
- In your letter of request, identify your organization as a non-profit wishing to use your one month (30 days) of free advertising space for the year.
- Please remember to include a copy of your 501(c)3.
- If you have a specific posting date in mind, let us know as soon as possible so we can do our best to accommodate you.
- To take advantage of the free posting no corporate names or logos are allowed on the placards.
If you require additional information regarding interior advertising or wish to advertise inside a Hele-On bus, please contact:
Kasie Kailikea, County Transportation Specialist
County of Hawai'i Mass Transit Agency
1266 Kamehameha Avenue, Suite A-2
Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720
Phone: (808) 961-8343