Posted: Jan 31, 2013 8:44 AM by MTN News
Updated: Jan 31, 2013 8:45 AM
WEST GLACIER - The iconic red jammer buses will continue to be a part of Glacier National Park for years to come.
The National Park Service announced Wednesday that it's modifying the terms of a prospectus for the concessions operations at Glacier National Park to reinforce the park's intention to retain the operation of the entire fleet of red buses.
"We love the red buses and our intent has been to retain this iconic symbol of the park," acting Glacier National Park Superintendent Kym Hall said. "We appreciate the advocacy for the red buses by the Glacier Park Foundation and others, and their dedication to preserving the fleet of 33 iconic and historic buses," she added in a statement
The National Park Service owns all the existing 33 historic red buses in the fleet, which have 1930's era bodies adapted to modern chassis.
Park service officials say they intend to monitor the condition of the red buses and rehabilitate them over the course of the 16-year contract.