Want to Make a Difference on Hwy 64?  See information below...

ADOT Route 64 not in 5 year plan need to act now!
We are all concerned about the safety on State Route 64 - here is a chance for your voice to be heard. 
ADOT currently has a comment period open for their proposed 5 year plan. We need you to comment. Why? Because Highway 64 is not in their 5 year plan and we need to act fast to change that. Comments are due by June 5th.

Below are some key points we are trying to have addressed for SR 64: 
• Installation of rumble strips perpendicular to the road where the speed changes at Hwy 180 and entering into Tusayan. 
• Modifications of the no passing zones. 
• Designation of SR64 as an official safety corridor. 
• Repaving and installing additional passing lanes both south and north.

All of our voices are important to make SR 64 safer. 
Please consider how your voice can make a difference and take action by completing the ADOT comment form before June 5th.

Additionally, here is a list of legislators and agencies that also need to hear our concerns: (just click the links to send them your comments):

State House of Representative members:

State House of Representative members:

Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe

State Senate Sylvia Allen

County Supervisor Art Babbott

Governor Ducey

ADOT

Arizona Department of Public Safety

Coconino County Sheriff Department

Northern Arizona Council of Governements

Grand Canyon Chamber announces new program

Grand Canyon Become the Expert

The Grand Canyon Chamber has partnered with National Park Service and the National Forest Service to bring you this monthly information session. With over 6 million visitors last year we sure get a lot of questions. Join us for an informative session about the Grand Canyon. Topics include: busy day tips, tours, accessibility, Ranger and Jr. Ranger programs, permits and camping, pet friendly activities/accommodations, hiking safety and where to go for the best views.

When: June 12th 10 am

Where: Big E Steakhouse and Saloon

Please RSVP

Grand Canyon Chamber Customer Service Classes Continue

Customer Service = Sales Class 

Are you a supervisor or manager?  Come learn how customer service effects your sales.  We will also review the basics of Customer Service Make it Easy.

When: June 12th 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Where: upstairs at the Best Western Squire Inn

Fee: $10 per person

Register: call 928-638-2901 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The Customer Service classes have been made possible through a grant by APS and funding by Holiday Inn Express and Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel.

National Park Service News

April 24th the National Park Service announced their fee increase plan for road-based CUA holders that will go into effect on October 1, 2019. 

The good news is our comments influenced their original proposal and instead of an over 600% increase we are left with a 150% increase per visitor and a 20% increase in application fees. 

Here's how it breaks out for Grand Canyon:

The visitor per person gate fee will become the same amount used for road-based CUA per person gate fees. Currently CUA holders pay $8 per person this fee will go to $20 per person to match the individual park entrance fee effective October 1, 2019. (Please note these fees can not be applied to the individual's park pass nor can an individuals park pass/annual pass be apply to a CUA holders entrance fee.)

The current annual application is $250 this fee will increase to $300.  This fee will be the same across all parks.


You will also be required to submit your annual CUA reports after each operating season.


Note: There will be no additional per vehicle nor will there be a fee based on annual gross sales as originally proposed.
Here is the link to the updated Commercial Use Authorization page.

Laura Chastain
General Manager

 

Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau
P.O. Box 3007 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 | P: (844) 638-2901
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