Council committee advances fare-free bus

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  • Passengers board the Hele On Kona Trolley Tuesday on Luhia Street. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Passengers board a Hele-On bus to Hilo Tuesday on Luhia Street. On Tuesday, Hawaii County Council members voted 8-0 to advance Bill 105, eliminating bus fares, to the first of two required council readings. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today Passengers board a Hele-On bus Tuesday on Luhia Street in Kailua-Kona. On Tuesday, Hawaii County Council members voted 8-0 to advance Bill 105, eliminating bus fares, to the first of two required council readings.

By NANCY COOK LAUER