by Sheila Storm

Starting this Saturday, July 16, Sabino Canyon Crawler will offer a night ride at 8 p.m. on Saturdays through October at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. Tickets may be purchased online at
The Crawler shuttle seats up to 60 people and depending on demand, two shuttles might be in service for a capacity of up to 120 passengers. The shuttles will return to the Visitor Center by 9:30 p.m.

The Crawler is an emission-free, electric shuttle that provides an automated narration about the canyon during the 7.4-mile round trip through Sabino Canyon.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that transit passengers continue to wear masks.

The Regional Partnering Center is the owner of the Sabino Canyon Crawler service and oversees its operations. Tucson Electric Power provided funding to purchase the electric vehicles and establish the Crawler service. Total Ride operates the shuttle service under contract with RPC.

The Regional Partnering Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity that advances policies, practices and solutions to regional planning, environmental and energy challenges in Pima County.

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