In early February, the City administration launched an electric bus pilot project to test the electric-powered battery vehicles in our public transit system. During the first week of the pilot, Oahu Transit Services tested the bus on 13 out of 23 established TheBus routes, including several that traversed heavily-traveled urban Honolulu routes traversing Kalihi, Kalihi Valley, Nuuanu-Liliha, Downtown, Makiki-Punchbowl and the University-Waikiki neighborhoods. This week, the pilot routes include Aiea via Kamehameha Highway to Waianae, Mililani, and Waimanalo.
I have requested that Department of Transportation Services provide a representative to attend the February 14th NB #16 meeting to respond to questions from board members and the community.
On February 13, 2018, the City Council voted to defer a final third reading vote on Bill 110, CD2) to the regular February 28th Council meeting after two hours of spirited testimony both for and against a short-term moratorium.