Grand Canyon National Park is set to receive $27.5 million in federal funding to upgrade its fleet of shuttle buses. These buses are essential in assisting the millions of annual visitors in navigating the vast park.

The revitalization project includes the introduction of 30 new buses, with 20 running on compressed natural gas and 10 being electric buses. Charging stations will also be installed to accommodate the electric buses. These new buses are expected to reduce pollution and alleviate overcrowding issues within the park.

The park boasts an extensive network of over 270 miles of paved and unpaved roads.

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Guests exit a shuttle bus at Grand Canyon

Guests exit a shuttle bus at Grand Canyon National Park in Grand Canyon, Arizona, on June 24, 2015. The park will receive $27.5 million in federal funding to enhance its bus fleet.
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Officials representing the Department of Transportation, Interior Department, the park, and adjacent communities will announce the grant at the canyon’s south rim. They will discuss the funding provided by the Federal Highway Administration.

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“Through this grant from the National Park Service, which forms part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, we aim to improve transportation within the Grand Canyon National Park and surrounding communities by delivering safe, sustainable, and reliable travel options,” stated Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt.

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