Remember back in March the County of Maui announced that it was adding a big new (used) $378,362 double decker bus to its Maui Bus fleet? Well, on Saturday, July 6, the bus finally went into service. And while the county had sent out numerous photos of the pastel white, green and blue flowery exterior of the bus back in March, they were clearly holding out on us. Because as the photo above clearly shows, the interior of the bus is full of exciting, patriotic red, white and blue sparkly seats.
The bus manufacturer, Alexander Dennis, is a well-known British bus maker. What’s more, the new (used) bus has 90 such seats, which is about double the capacity of the county’s current buses. Undoubtedly hoping to prevent mobs of people from storming the new bus as it tries to go about its business, county spokesmen downplayed the new seats in their July 5 press release.
“The double-decker bus will service the Kihei Islander #2 route, which starts at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 6,” stated the news release. “Bus fares for the double-decker will be the same as those for all other buses that are part of the Maui Bus fleet ($2 per single boarding or $4 per day).”