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.


Total Transit Enterprises (Total Ride)


Total Ride is a team of transportation professionals who operate the Sabino Canyon shuttle services under contract with RPC. For almost 34 years, Arizona-based Total Ride has remained true to its mission statement: To be the most trusted, convenient and reliable partner of transportation solutions to enhance every community we serve. Having provided transit, dial-a-ride, circulator and shuttle operations since 2002 as both a transportation provider and transportation manager, Total Ride has the experience and capabilities to serve Sabino Canyon passengers with safe, reliable, compassionate transportation services, and will provide those services consistently and with pride.


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.