I’ve lived on Maui for almost 19 years now & July 1st 2008 will be our public transportation's first birthday. Hooray! Granted, it’s not the most high tech of systems, case in point the ‘bus stop’ signs only showed up a few months ago.
What’s got me chuckling recently in the clearly budget challenged Department of Transportation's ‘no expense spared’ solution for passenger seating. The county (in its infinite wisdom and clearly not thinking of rider comfort) went wild and crazy with the new luxury seating. Crikey, I can hear it now “Brah-you like take your truck fo Home Depot & get doe’s buggers some saw horses, so dey like sit & no complain when da bus be late eh”.
Personally here on Maui I think they should have single decker open top buses and provide umbrella hats for protection rain or shine, I might just sit on that uncomfortable bench for that ride.