- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - The public has until June 5 to weigh in on solutions to overcrowding on Glacier National Park’s popular Going-to-the-Sun Road.

The Flathead Beacon reports (https://bit.ly/1JbSVnc ) that the National Park Service published preliminary alternatives of the Going-to-the-Sun Corridor Management Plan.

One of the corridor plan’s key focuses is on the free shuttle system, which instead of reducing cars on the Sun road has increased traffic. Two options consider either increasing shuttles, or getting rid of them.

Other possibilities include a timed vehicle entry or reservation system for drivers and building additional infrastructure and parking. There is also a no-action plan and a flexible plan, which would establish triggers that would determine when the agency should respond with an action.

After collecting public comment, the park service will release a draft in the fall.


Information from: Flathead Beacon, https://www.flatheadbeacon.com

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