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Coronado National Forest announces Sabino Canyon shuttle system operator

Tucson, AZ (March 9, 2018) – For Immediate Release. The Coronado National Forest has selected Regional Partnering Center for the new permit for operation and maintenance of the shuttle system for the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in the Santa Catalina Ranger District.

The Forest issued a prospectus and request for applications for the shuttle system on November 28, 2017. The prospectus solicited applications for operation of the shuttle system under a special use permit.

Applications were evaluated by a panel consisting of employees from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, with extensive experience evaluating applications and administering land use authorizations for transportation systems.

The panel’s written evaluation was submitted to Coronado National Forest Supervisor Kerwin Dewberry.

Supervisor Dewberry’s selection of a permit holder was based on the panel’s evaluation, in particular, how the applications addressed the evaluation criteria in the prospectus.

Regional Partnering Center will be responsible for operations and maintenance of the shuttle system consistent with the new permit and operating plan.