City Takes Small Step Toward Zero Emission Bus Fleet

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Mayor Kirk Caldwell recently posed for a picture in front of an electric bus in San Francisco. A year ago, he toured an electric bus operation in Miami.

By the end of the year, he wants to have one electric bus doing test runs on Oahu.

"We want to start now. Then in the next fiscal year, 2019, to start acquiring buses and start to replace our fleet," he said.

The city is serious about a bus fleet with zero emissions. To start the wheels, turning the City Council appropriated $10 million in this year's budget.

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