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October 12, 2020 – 12:00pm
LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Years of planning for the future of transportation around Lake Tahoe has led to the creation of a Regional Transportation Plan. Join the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) on Monday, October 12 during a one-hour webinar on the draft plan starting at noon to learn more (register here).
There is broad consensus that the region needs a transformation of the current transportation system that covers two states and five counties. Improvements are needed to help people travel to, from, and around the lake more efficiently. At the same time, there is also the need to conserve and restore Tahoe’s environment; revitalize communities; improve quality of life for residents and quality of experience for visitors; improve mobility and safety for people walking and biking; improve recreation access and sustainability; and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and build a resilient system in response to climate change.
About the Draft Regional Transportation Plan
The Regional Transportation Plan will improve water quality, air quality, scenic resources, noise levels, and recreation resources across the Tahoe Region. According to TRPA, Tahoe’s transportation system should meet the daily needs of transit-dependent riders and employees, make it easier for recreational travelers to use transit, and assure visitors they can get around without their cars.
The plan focuses on:
Transit: Adding services to provide 15-minute service between town centers and recreation destinations, 30-to 60-minute service between neighborhoods and town centers, and inter-regional service for commuters and visitors from neighboring regions.
Technology: Connecting people with information about the many ways to travel around the Region, providing better data and analysis, and ensuring charging facilities are available for electric vehicles.
Trails: Increasing trips by foot and bike by providing walking and biking routes.
Communities and Corridors: Bringing plan elements together with a corridor planning framework connecting workers to jobs, visitors to recreation, and residents to town centers, housing, and recreation.
The update has been developed with significant public input and consultation. A total of 8,500 individuals helped inform the development of the draft plan. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the agencies successfully reached more than 2,000 people remotely through online workshops. Engagement also came from the Bi-State Consultation on Transportation for the Tahoe Region, a partnership formed by the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the California Natural Resources Agency. The consultation represents a diverse group of stakeholders that work together to strengthen public-private partnerships and identify funding to implement transformative projects at Tahoe, according to TRPA.
To learn more about area transportation, visit www.trpa.org/rt
The plan will be considered for adoption by the TRPA governing boards in November.