KAHULUI (KHNL) -- Four new County buses are running on Maui's roads.
The buses were put into service at a dedication ceremony Thursday.
Several public officials were on hand to witness the blessing, including Mayor Charmaine Tavares, Council Chair Riki Hokama and U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye.
Mayor Tavares says the Maui bus is a tribute to Senator Inouye's concern for the common person.
"His support in obtaining federal funds is the reason we are able to expand our bus service to meet the community's need," said Tavares.
The state-of-the-art buses have passenger accessibility features, including automated unfolding ramps and four wheelchair placement. Each bus has a maximum seating capacity of 37 people.
This is the first of seven new buses purchased by the Country through a $2.3 million grant from the Federal Transit Authority.