Did you know 72 percent of the pollutants that harm Lake Tahoe’s famous water clarity wash into the lake with stormwater from roads, parking lots, and other developed areas? TRPA’s transportation department is working to create a safe, efficient, and balanced transportation system that protects our lake and environment. We support a complete streets approach and promote projects that meet the needs of all travelers, including motorists, transit riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Complete streets enhance economic vitality with improved aesthetics, a unique sense of place, and community partnerships and connections.


As the federally-designated metropolitan planning organization for the Lake Tahoe Region, TRPA plans transportation system improvements and distributes state, regional, and federal transportation funding for programs and projects. Our bi-state partner, the Tahoe Transportation District, implements projects and operates transit services throughout the Tahoe Region. Learn more about this partnership at

October 10, 2016

The Draft 2017 Federal Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FSTIP) is now available for public review at the following web link:

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) prepares the FSTIP every two years in cooperation with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and regional transportation planning agencies in California. It is a federally mandated document that includes phases of all capital and non-capital transportation projects prioritized to receive federal funding under Titles 23 and 49 of the United States Code during federal fiscal years 2016/17 through 2019/20. This document also includes regionally significant projects regardless of their funding source.

The public review and comment period for the Draft 2017 FSTIP begins on October 10, 2016 and closes on October 31, 2016. Please email comments to or send them to the address provided below by October 31, 2016:

Lima Huy
Division of Transportation Programming, MS 82
California Department of Transportation
P O Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001


The overall work program, also known as a unified planning work program, defines the continuing, comprehensive, and coordinated regional transportation planning process for the Lake Tahoe Region. It sets goals for transportation, air quality, and other regional planning objectives for each fiscal year.