New MEO buses blessed
Representatives Justin Woodson (from left), Troy Hashimoto and Sen. Roz Baker participated in a ceremony Oct. 28 for three new MEO buses to service Maui island. The buses, which were blessed by the Rev. Tino Cordova of Iao United Church of Christ, will primarily transport Head Start keiki and will supplement MEO youth transportation services. A fourth bus is being shipped to Molokai and will be blessed there at a later date. The new buses include integrated child safety seats, making it easier to transition services between preschool age keiki and youth and were funded by a state grant-in Aid.