Council committee advances fare-free bus

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

  • John Andoh

  • Passengers board a Hele-On bus 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)

  • 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)

After being named Monday the fourth Mass Transit administrator in as many years, John Andoh on Tuesday won a County Council endorsement of his first bill, a measure creating a fare-free Hele-On bus system for the next two years, if not longer.