The County of Maui asks that the public treat the island's new Maui Bus shelters with care. Two shelters in Kihei were vandalized last month, causing about $1,000 in damage. The vandalism took place around March 27 and 28 near South Kihei Road and Uwapo Park, where both makai and mauka shelters were damaged. These shelters are brand new and were just dedicated last year.
The damage mostly involved kicking out and/or bending the metal screen walls of the bus shelter.
"These bus shelters are everyone's property, as they are paid for with taxpayer dollars," said Mayor Alan Arakawa.
South Maui’s new bus shelters on the makai and mauka sides of South Kīhei Road near Uwapo Park were damaged at the end of March.
Those who damage the bus shelters could be prosecuted for Criminal Property Damage, which, depending on the amount of damage caused, can range from a petty misdemeanor up to a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine.