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(Fri., May 11, 2012)Mayor Peter Carlisle announced today that the City and County of Honolulu will transfer eight retired buses to the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM).


            The vehicles being transferred are Gillig buses that first went into service in 1995 and can carry up to 45 seated and 20 standing passengers. NEXCOM will use the vehicles in operating a shuttle bus service for military members on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.


            “I am pleased that the City can help support a transit service for members of Oahu’s military community,” said Mayor Carlisle. “In addition, this opportunity provides a third useful life for these older, but still fully-operational vehicles.”


            The 40-foot transit buses were retired in 2011 from TheBus service to make way for new replacement buses as part of a fleet management plan that maintains the average age of TheBus fleet at a desired target age.





Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor’s Office, 768-7798.