Yosemite National Park has added two new shuttle buses to the park’s fleet with the goal of helping alleviate traffic congestion within Yosemite Valley.
The fleet of 27 hybrid electric shuttle buses serve over 3.7 million visitors annually in and around Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows, and Glacier Point.
The free shuttle buses area great way to visit popular Yosemite Valley destinations, such as Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Village, and El Capitan. The shuttle service in Tuolumne Meadows provides access to the visitor center, Lembert Dome, and other popular trailheads. The shuttle bus to Glacier Point brings visitors to the iconic location, in which visitors can view Yosemite Valley, Vernal, Nevada, and Yosemite Falls. Just park your car or rv in a day-parking area, at your campground, or hotel and hop on the bus.
“The shuttle bus system in Yosemite National Park provides visitors with easy access to popular destinations and alleviates the need to drive from one point to another throughout the park,” stated Acting Superintendent Chip Jenkins. “These shuttle buses are an essential component of our visitor services operation in Yosemite National Park. We are excited to add two new buses to the fleet.”
The park’s shuttle fleet is operated by Yosemite Hospitality, Inc. (a subsidiary of Aramark), the park’s primary concessionaire. These new buses were manufactured by New Flyer in St. Cloud, MN. The buses are 40-feet long, fully accessible and accommodate up to 74 passengers. They are powered by a diesel-electric hybrid engine that is 50 percent more efficient than standard diesel engines.