The Reverend Tino Cordova of Iao United Church of Christ blessed three new MEO buses to service Maui island. These buses will primarily transport Head Start keiki and will supplement MEO Youth transportation services. A fourth bus is being shipped to Molokai and will be blessed there at a later time.
The new buses include integrated child safety seats, making it easier to transition services between preschool age keiki and youth and were funded by a State Grant-in Aid.
Senator Roz Baker, and Representatives Troy Hashimoto and Justin Woodson, MDOT Director Marc Takemori and MEO Board Chair Bard Peterson participated in the small ceremony.
In the last fiscal year, MEO performed more than 78,000 trips of Maui County keiki and youth.