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Glacier National Park awards shuttle contract

Posted at 8:02 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 16:16:04-04

Glacier National Park awarded a contract to LC Staffing, a Kalispell staffing agency to provide bus drivers for the park's shuttles.

This comes after Flathead County severed ties with the park to provide the park's shuttles.

LC staffing will provide drivers, dispatchers, and supervisors for the park's 35 buses.

Flathead County Commissioner Randy Brodehl told MTN that the park didn't provide enough money for the county to continue to operate the shuttles.

According to Glacier National Park, 3 million visitors came through the park in 2019.

Brodehl says 200,000 of those used the shuttles.

According to the park, the shuttle system originated in 1999 as a way to decrease traffic congestion.

Superintendent Jeff Mow said as spring and CDC conditions allow, the shuttle service will hopefully begin Mother's Day weekend.