Mass Transit administrator touts progress to County Council

  • A Hele-On bus headed for Waikaloa pulls up to the Mooheau bus terminal Friday in Hilo. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — Years of neglect led to Hawaii County spending $618,000 to rent last-minute daily substitute buses in December alone, but the Mass Transit Agency is working hard to stop the bleeding, Administrator Brenda Carreira told the County Council this week.