The Transportation Team is charged with transportation planning and programming in the region. The Team has significant interaction with other regional transportation entities regarding the operation, maintenance, design and construction of transportation plans. These include public transit, streets and highways, aviation, rail and waterborne modes; the facilities that support those, such as buses, terminals and parking; as well as related services, such as bus pass programs, public outreach and education and regulations that support transit-oriented development.
The mission of the Regional Transportation Plan is to establish a safe, efficient and integrated transportation system that reduces reliance on the private automobile, provides for alternative modes of transportation, serves the basic transportation needs of the citizens of the Tahoe Region, supports the economic base of the region in the movement of goods and people, and minimizes adverse impacts on humans and the environment.
Transportation planning and programming are a complex mix of physical, social, economic, environmental, political and civil disciplines. Our primary goal is the efficient movement of people and goods. Where and when we need to improve "capacity" to address increased demand, we start with public transit and public programs before we even consider highway improvements.
We are working on numerous projects around Lake Tahoe to improve transportation options for visitors and residents. Some of these projects include improvements to the Highway 50 corridor, bicycle path planning, employee trip reduction ordinance, and the current ongoing update to the 20-year Regional Transportation Plan.
Please visit the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization website to find out more about these and other transportation projects.
The Tahoe Transportation District
Article IX of the Tahoe Regional Compact that created TRPA also created the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD). The function of the TTD is to own and operate intra-regional and inter-regional transportation services and facilities such as bus and waterborne. It has its own Board of Directors and ability to generate revenue through sales tax or other measures. Visit their website by clicking here.
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