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Zion Shuttles Are Old, But There's No Money To Replace Them

 Every day, packed shuttles chug through Zion National Park carrying thousands of hikers, bikers, tourists and locals into the country’s third most visited National Park.

 The Spectrum newspaper reports nearly 40 buses they have on hand have carried passengers since 2000, and haven’t been replaced since, much to the dismay of visitors and park officials alike. Zion has been trying to secure federal funding to replace the shuttles since 2017 but been repeatedly denied. The U.S. Department of Transportation. The agency says the grant program is highly competitive, but advocacy organizations continue to be perplexed.