15 new vehicles added to aging Handi-Van fleet

They are the first of 99 vans expected to arrive by October

Marcel Honoré
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

It’s been three years since new Handi-Vans joined the city’s aging fleet of paratransit vehicles, but transit officials hope that a spate of new vans just now starting to arrive on Oahu will help improve the service amid ongoing complaints.

Several of the island’s top transit leaders joined Mayor Kirk Caldwell and advocates of better Handi-Van service at Hono­lulu Hale on Monday to tout the recent delivery of 15 new vans to Oahu. They’re the first of 99 newly purchased vans that are expected to gradually arrive and replenish about two-thirds of the Handi-Van fleet by October.

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
6 May 2014