Mariposa & Yosemite

Yosemite gets $1.3 million to boost transportation in park

Yosemite National Park received a $1.3 million federal grant to improve public transportation in the park, officials said today.

The money will help Yosemite post real-time updates on the park’s Web page to allow visitors to see traffic counts at park entrances. In addition, it will also allow visitors to view a model of traffic congestion at locations throughout the park.

The money is from the Federal Transit Administration, which is handing out $24.8 million to boost public transportation in America’s national parks, national forests and wildlife refuges.

The Yosemite Area Regional Transit System was given $1.6 million in funding to buy three clean diesel buses.

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