Plans, Projects and Programs



TRPA works with the community and many agency partners to create planning documents that help shape the future of Lake Tahoe’s transportation infrastructure, public transit services, and land use patterns. We value public input, public participation, and collaboration. For a quick overview of our plans, check out our Fact Sheets.

2012 Regional Transportation Plan (Mobility 2035)
This is the transportation element of the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan and the blueprint to improve mobility and safety for the traveling public while also delivering environmental improvements throughout the transportation system. It identifies short-, medium-, and long-term transportation projects and includes highway Corridor Connection Plans. Learn more about the Regional Transportation Plan or check out this interactive Linking Tahoe Corridor Map.

2016 Active Transportation Plan
Improving transportation options for bicyclists and pedestrians is one of the most effective ways to conserve and restore Lake Tahoe’s environment, revitalize the economy, enhance recreation opportunities, and improve public health. This plan identifies challenges and solutions to existing mobility issues and priority projects. Read the full plan here or review by chapter and appendix, including Appendix A: The Lake Tahoe Complete Street Resource Guide. Building a project or want to see routes up close? Check out our Active Transportation facilities and Buffer Zone Map.

2014 Intelligent Technology Systems Strategic Plan
This plan identifies opportunities for technology to increase transportation efficiency, safety, and balance. Changeable message signs and online apps are just two examples of how technology can improve our transportation system by giving people the real-time information they need.

Transit Plans: The Tahoe Transportation District BlueGo Short Range Plan and Placer County TART Short Range Plan identify existing and proposed transit infrastructure, operations, and maintenance. The Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan shows how human service agencies work with transportation providers to address the needs of seniors, the disabled, and low-income residents. As the administrator of Transportation Development Act funds for the Lake Tahoe Region, TRPA creates an annual Unmet Transit Needs Report each year. The purpose of the report is to ensure that all unmet transit needs that are reasonable to meet are met before Transportation Development Act funds are spent on non-transit uses such as streets and roads.


TRPA’s many partners are actively completing projects such as sidewalks, bicyclist and pedestrian paths, bike lanes, and water quality improvements. Check out what is happening now!


TRPA supports efficient use of the existing transportation system through incentive programs and regulations, such as the Employer-Based Trip Reduction Program, Section 65.5 of the TRPA Code of Ordinances.   This program requires employers to provide information about travel options and in some cases provide transit services to employees. As part of the 2016 Regional Transportation Plan: Linking Tahoe  update, TRPA focuses on strategies that invest time and funding into programs that incentivize residents and visitors to utilize walking, biking and transit as the preferred mode of transportation to work, to enter and exit the region, and to visit Tahoe’s many recreational sites.