Oh yeah! The Honolulu Advertiser reports that by 2013, half of the current TheBus fleet in Oahu is expected to be hybrid buses. You can ride a hybrid bus on Route 17 and Route 18 currently. They truly are better experiences. The ride is a bit smoother, for one. The whole interiors are better designed. It just feels newer, and more modern. The newspaper reports that drivers like it better because it has better control. The company likes it because it cuts fuel costs by 1/3 of what the other buses take. Everyone else likes it because it’s better for the environment.
This is all good news for mass transit users like myself. Woot! (yes, I said it)