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October 19, 2012
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Tahoe transportation summit aims to develop plan for the future

TAHOE/TRUCKEE - Residents and officials interested in learning more about the state of transportation at Lake Tahoe and potential ways to improve it are encouraged to attend a regional summit next Friday at Truckee Tahoe Airport.

A discussion panel at the 2012 Transit Summit will address "The State of Transportation in the North Lake Tahoe Region" and will include representatives from Placer County, Washoe County, Truckee/North Tahoe Transportation Management Association, Truckee Tomorrow, as well as local ski areas, according to a press release.

Also, a luncheon panel will present "The Challenges of Moving People in a Resort Community" and will include Transit Manager Lynn Rumbaugh of Aspen, Colo.; Public Works Director Kent Cashell of Park City, Utah; and Assistant County Manager Thad Noll of Summit County, Colorado.

"The Transit Summit is an opportunity to have your voice heard," said Sandy Evans Hall, CEO and executive director of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, in a statement. "Multiple agencies, organizations and community members will be meeting to discuss what future transportation options in North Lake Tahoe should look like. We'll also be looking at funding mechanisms and how transit is connected to our economy."

The summit's keynote speaker is Walter Kieser, senior principal of EPS, with offices in California and Colorado, who brings 35 years of land planning and urban economic experience. After lunch, Kieser will facilitate a discussion among attendees about developing a transit vision and identifying next steps.

The North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association in partnership with the Truckee/North Tahoe Transportation Management Association is hosting the summit, which is free open to the public. Lunch is $10/person. RSVP to Jessica Walker, of the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, at Jessica@puretahoenorth.com or via phone at 530-581-8727.

For more information about the North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association, visit www.nltra.org.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Oct 19, 2012 05:50PM Published Oct 19, 2012 05:50PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.