About us


Regional Partnering Center (RPC)


RPC, owner of the Sabino Canyon Crawler shuttle service, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity managed through Pima Association of Governments (PAG), the region’s metropolitan planning organization for transportation, air quality and water quality planning. The RPC advances policies, practices and solutions to regional planning, environmental and energy challenges in Pima County through research and educational outreach with the goal of developing programs for their solution or management. The RPC is the managing partner of the Sabino Canyon shuttle system and has employees to manage and oversee shuttle system operations. PAG also manages the Regional Transportation Authority, which implements the 20-year RTA plan approved by voters in 2006. The RTA funds roadway, transit, safety, environmental and economic vitality projects. More than 850 RTA projects have been completed, through October 2019.

Tucson Electric Power


TEP is an electric utility for the Tucson metropolitan area that delivers safe, reliable power to more than 426,000 customers, including the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. TEP provided capital investment for the electric shuttles and electric utility work related to the infrastructure improvements to operate and maintain the electric vehicle system.

TEP’s financial commitment to the Sabino Canyon Crawler is predicated on the community’s desire to provide clean, sustainable shuttle service to benefit the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area’s more than 1 million visitors and its environment. TEP’s investment also will assist RPC in demonstrating the sustainability and adoption of electric vehicles for future regional and transportation planning efforts.

National Express Transit

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National Express Transit, a worldwide leader in fixed-route and paratransit solutions, operates the Sabino Canyon shuttle services under contract with the RPC and has the experience and expertise to lead safe, reliable and efficient transportation programs. National Express Transit is part of the Shuttle (WeDriveU) and Transit division of National Express LLC, a subsidiary of Mobico Group, one of the world’s leading mobility firms serving nearly a billion bus, coach and rail passengers on four continents. Safety is always Job 1.

Other Local Project Collaborators:

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area/U.S. Forest Service
Friends of Sabino Canyon
Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists
Public Lands Interpretive Association

Civil Rights Compliance Requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). For Forest Service issues please call toll free, (866) 632-9992 (voice). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Reasonable Accommodations and Translation Assistance

Persons with a disability or language barrier may request documents in alternative formats or translations or other reasonable accommodations by contacting Sheila Storm at (520) 792-1093. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

If you need assistance with translation, please contact Zonia Kelley at (520) 792-1093. Si necesita ayuda con traducción, llame por favor al (520) 792-1093 y comuníquese con Zonia Kelley.