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Williamv

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  1. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    The final proposal for the Windward Route Redesign was posted today on TheBus website. Also, information on how to get Holo Cards early.
  2. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    Old bus photos are great, but I’d rather see a picture of the new bus #880!
  3. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    At least I don’t think we have this problem In Hawaii. Or do we? https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cta-chicago-transit-authority-bus-drivers-urinating-defecating-little-disciplinary-action/
  4. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    If my memory is correct, 201 was supposed to be an early version of an electric bus. But TMC went out of business before the project was completed.
  5. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    I think one reason some 300s are still around is the city and OTS want to replace them with electric vehicles but are not completely comfortable with what’s available.
  6. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    That’s great! If the order is for 880-889, maybe we can finally bid a long overdue farewell to the 70s in the next few weeks.
  7. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    The 700s are in service, but as there are only 8 of them (for some reason), it is easy to go days without seeing one. As for the articulated buses, there was a Request for Proposal for 60-foot diesel buses submitted in 2017. No information from OTS or the city that there was ever a firm order.
  8. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    Probably because of the holiday. Unbelievable. They just don’t seem to understand how much seniors and others rely on this service.
  9. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    The message on TheBus website was changed today. It now states that the new Windward route proposals will be announced in October.
  10. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    Still no GPS during the Monday morning rush hour. Obviously unacceptable. Also, the Windward Route Redesign is supposed to be announced before the end of the month. Maybe that will give us something new to talk about.
  11. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    No new buses, no new orders, so not much to talk about.
  12. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    Does anyone have any news about buses?
  13. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    CNG is compressed natural gas. The pilot project starting in September at Honolulu airport will include CNG buses as well as electric buses. Older buses are expensive to operate because they require more maintenance. http://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2018/08/03/governor-ige-announces-consolidated-rental-car-shuttle-pilot-at-daniel-k-inouye-international-airport-to-begin-september-1/
  14. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    Buses due for immediate replacement: 40-49 70-79 Remaining 300s Remaining 30s Buses due for replacement soon: Earliest 800s (803-835, assuming 801-802 will last for awhile after refurbish) Hopefully, the city will make a decision soon on new electric or CNG vehicles. The longer old buses remain in service, the more it costs to keep them running.
  15. Williamv

    The Bus (Honolulu, HI)

    The city’s purchasing website lists a bid for “removal and transport of corpses.” But still nothing about new buses for next year. Isn’t transport of living people just as important as transport of dead people?
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