New zero-emission electric shuttles tested at Sabino Canyon



TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Testing of zero-emission electric shuttles has begun at Sabino Canyon, a population outdoor recreation site on the outskirts of Tucson.

Coronado National Forest officials believe the new 62-passenger electric shuttles will go into use this fall, replacing 21-passenger gas-powered vehicles being used on an interim basis.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that the first electric shuttle was tested Sept. 3.

The shuttle is being used to train drivers along the routes through Sabino and Bear canyons, about 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) of travel.

Sabino Canyon attracts 1 million visitors annually.

Coronado National Forest officials say four other open-air shuttles are being tested by California-based Trams International before providing services to about 100,000 annual riders.

___

Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.tucson.com

On-Air & Up next

  • Mr. Texas Real Estate
    9:00PM - 11:00PM
     
    All things Texas and real estate. Jason Bible,Mr. Texas Real Estate, and Robert Orfino,Mr. California Investor, share with you their journey in real estate investing and working   >>
     
  • Eric Metaxas
    11:00PM - 1:00AM
     
  • Eric Metaxas
    12:00AM - 1:00AM
     
  • The Larry Elder Show
    1:00AM - 4:00AM
     
  • Armed American Radio
    4:00AM - 5:00AM
     

See the Full Program Guide