Federal funds given for buses

HONOLULU — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced that the state Department of Transportation, partnering with the counties of Hawai‘i, Kaua‘i and Maui, will receive $5.15 million in new federal funding to purchase battery-electric buses and charging infrastructure.

Each county will receive funds to help purchase three new electric buses, which will replace diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful lives. These funds will help move the state closer to its goal of decarbonizing its economy by 2045.

The DOT received this grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Grant Program, which supports transit agencies across the country working to convert their fleets to zero-emission and low-emission alternatives.

  1. I saw a Vampire once July 4, 2021 1:07 am Reply

    Yahoo. One for Brian. Kauai bus is getting more money. I am speechless to hear this.

    Now they can try to paint the older buses. Make it look new.

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