10 new Maui Bus paratransit buses blessed

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August 6, 2021

The Rev. John Hau‘oli Tomoso blessed 10 new Maui County paratransit buses, which should be on the road in the next two weeks, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Maui Economic Opportunity base yard in Puunene.

Maui County Department of Transportation and MEO officials were on hand for the blessing of the buses, which cost about $140,000 each, according to Maui County Transportation Director Marc Takamori. They will replace more than 10-year-old buses, which will be decommissioned.

The buses, part of the Maui Bus Americans with Disabilities Act paratransit fleet, can carry eight regular or four wheelchair passengers. MEO operates the Maui Bus paratransit system, which offers curb-to-curb pickups for riders with disabilities within three-fourths of a mile of a Maui Bus route.

Patty Copperfield, director of MEO Transportation, said that the buses will be on the road in the next couple of weeks following driver training and other preparation requirements.

“We’re excited that these 10 new buses will be placed into service shortly for our paratransit riders,” said Takamori. “The buses have upgraded suspensions that would provide for a smoother ride.”

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