Working to provide a smoother bus ride
Our vendor, Roberts Hawaii, does extensive training of the Maui Bus drivers (Letters, Nov. 9). It should be noted that all of the large transit buses in the Maui Bus fleet have a safety feature in which the transmission braking system is actuated when the driver lifts their foot off of the accelerator, thus causing the bus to slow down (lunge forward).
We have noticed that some of the newer buses are more sensitive than previous buses. We are working to lessen this sensitivity with the outcome of providing a smoother ride.
To help us with those drivers that may need additional training, please help us and your fellow riders by giving us a call at 270-7511 with the date, time and route when this occurs.
Don Medeiros, Director
Department of Transportation
County of Maui, Wailuku