Ms. Cook Lauer writes:
…Brown says Hawaii County currently has nine buses on order, but of the smaller variety: Five 49-passenger coach buses and four 33-passenger buses, paid for primarily with federal funds.
He’d love to get a double-decker or two for the long haul between Hilo and Kailua-Kona, Brown said. At $800,000 to $900,000 each, it depends on whether federal funding becomes available for them, he said.
“We were checking to see how it does on our roads,” he said, terming the experiment a success…