Glacier National Park purchased a fleet of buses nearly 10 years ago to launch its free visitor shuttle program. The initiation of the shuttle system was federally funded.
Over 160,000 people utilized the free shuttles last year, reducing road and parking congestion and allowing visitors to enjoy the views as they travel the historic road. Because of the significant mileage over difficult elevation changes each day, the buses need to begin to be replaced.
The park was awarded a grant from the Department of Transportation that will fund most of the cost of purchasing four new shuttle Sprinter buses. In order to receive the funding, a cash match in the above amount is required.
This project will help support continued shuttle system service for future visitors to enjoy, while alleviating crowding on the Going to the Sun Road.