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20 new Handi-Vans, just 10 on the road

The city and the firm that provided the vans differ on why they are not all being used

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 09, 2014

~~<p>City transit officials appear to finally be gaining speed in approving Hono&shy;lulu's much-anticipated new Handi-Vans &mdash; months after the vehicles first started arriving on island, and as clients voice concerns about a recent fire that destroyed a van minutes after its passengers escaped.</p>
<p>Kalihi-based Soderholm Sales &amp; Leasing Inc. has brought 20 new vans to the island since March 7, but only half have been fully licensed and cleared for use.</p>
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City transit officials appear to finally be gaining speed in approving Hono­lulu's much-anticipated new Handi-Vans — months after the vehicles first started arriving on island, and as clients voice concerns about a recent fire that destroyed a van minutes after its passengers escaped.

Kalihi-based Soderholm Sales & Leasing Inc. has brought 20 new vans to the island since March 7, but only half have been fully licensed and cleared for use. Login for more...



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