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Initiative seeks solutions for transportation funding shortfall at Lake Tahoe

A new initiative focused on securing funding for transportation projects at Lake Tahoe launched Thursday, Jan. 24.

Known as “ONE TAHOE,” the project is a collaborative effort between Tahoe Transportation District and agency partners. Through a newly launched website, http://www.ONETAHOE.org, the public can submit ideas and suggestions on ways to secure the funding needed to complete long-awaited projects envisioned in community plans.

Through 2040, officials in the Tahoe Basin have identified a $1.53 billion shortfall in necessary transportation funding.

“Much of what we love and cherish about Lake Tahoe is at stake,” Carl Hasty, district manager of the Tahoe Transportation District, said in a press release. “Emissions and particulates from vehicles and parking lots wash into the lake and are a major cause of declining water clarity. We know that providing transportation choices are key to protecting Lake Tahoe’s health and improving the quality of life and visits for those drawn to its shores.”

We know that providing transportation choices are key to protecting Lake Tahoe’s health and improving the quality of life and visits for those drawn to its shores.

Ideas submitted through http://www.ONETAHOE.org will be considered and weighed by a group of transportation professionals working with local agencies to develop a final recommendation, according to TTD. That recommendation will then be presented to elected officials and leaders.

As part of this effort, TTD is hosting a series of public meetings/workshops to inform and discuss the Regional Transportation Plan, current challenges, available funding, and potential solutions to address the transportation funding shortfall.

Venues and times for the first meetings are as follows:

  • South Shore — Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4-7 p.m., at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 128 Market St., Stateline, Nevada
  • North Shore/Incline Village — Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4-7 p.m., at the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nevada

Visit http://www.ONETAHOE.org for project updates and notices regarding additional public meetings. Visit http://www.TahoeTransportation.org for information about TTD.