Tap your HOLO card on TheBus to pay for your transit ride anywhere on the island of Oahu.
How It Works
Load money onto your HOLO card online, using your phone, and at local retailers. No need to hassle with cash.
Pay for two trips in one day and automatically earn a day pass. That means you get to ride free all day!
Frequently Asked Questions
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There are lots of convenient reasons to use your HOLO card but the key ones are:
- No paper tickets or passes to keep track off
- Balance protection if your cards is lost or stolen
- Get a card at over a hundred retail locations
- Set up autoload so you are never stuck without fare
Your HOLO card has a chip in it that allows a specific radio frequency to read it at a card reader. The card reader then sends a signal to a back office to confirm the card has a valid account associated with it. The account holds either a pass or value that you can use to ride transit. Every time you tap your card a signal is sent to the HOLO card back office to confirm that your account is good to go.
Just tap your card next to the reader sign on the validator marked HOLO (not the screen) and go! Check out the video on the Help page to see how too.
Right now you can use the HOLO card on the bus, but we will be making it available to use on Handi-Van and on the rail in the future.
The HOLO card can hold a pass or stored value in a linked account. Stored Value is an electronic alternative to cash. It uses a "smart card" that contains a microprocessor computer chip that both stores electronic currency and processes financial transactions.
You can click below to see additional answers to frequent questions or you can call 808-768-4656 and talk to a HOLO representative.