Boston company to manage shuttles at Grand Canyon

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GRAND CANYON, Ariz.-- A Boston transportation company has secured a new contract to run shuttle buses at the Grand Canyon.

The national park announced Tuesday that Paul Revere Transportation will maintain a fleet of 30 buses through November 2019. The shuttles are free to visitors at the South Rim.

Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga says the shuttles help reduce vehicle emissions and traffic in the park. Some 2 million people boarded the shuttles last year.

The shuttles run four routes, two of which are offered year-round and two that are seasonal. One of the seasonal routes takes visitors between the South Rim and a tiny town just outside the national park.

The service is funded with entrance fees.

Paul Revere has operated shuttles at the Grand Canyon since 2000.