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Contact: Pamela Edwards, 928-638-7713GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park announces the award of the contract for the South Rim’s shuttle bus operation to Paul Revere Transportation, L.L.C. The ten-year contract is in effect from December 1, 2020 through November 30, 2030.
Under the new contract, Paul Revere will continue to operate Grand Canyon's shuttle bus system and maintain the park's fleet of 33 compressed natural gas transit buses. The shuttle bus system operates year-round and provides a hassle-free way for visitors to access South Rim trails, viewpoints, and other areas of interest. Use of the shuttle bus service is free for visitors and is funded with park entrance fees. Buses are equipped with ramps and are wheelchair accessible. All buses are also equipped with two or three-capacity bicycle racks in front.
Grand Canyon's transit system has been in operation since 1974 and is the heaviest utilized shuttle bus system within the National Park Service (NPS). Ridership on the system has grown considerably in the last decade, which has reduced the park’s carbon footprint and visitor congestion, particularly to the historic Grand Canyon Village. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were approximately 7.5 million boardings annually.
From March-September 2020, shuttle bus service was suspended on the South Rim due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In early September 2020, Paul Revere Transportation resumed service with modified operations to meet COVID-19 guidelines. Under these operations, the buses now carry a smaller number of passengers per trip with additional safety measures in place.
Paul Revere Transportation is based in Boston Massachusetts and specializes in fixed route public transportation. Besides operating numerous transportation systems in the Boston area, Paul Revere Transportation has operated the Grand Canyon shuttle bus system since 2000.
For more information about Grand Canyon National Park’s shuttle bus system visit: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/shuttle-buses.htm
Last updated: January 5, 2021