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Miner nominated for committee board position

Lauren Theodore

The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee is accepting nominations from various governing boards for the upcoming 2001-03 term.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners nominated 4th District Commissioner Don Miner for the position Thursday at a meeting.

The committee recommends funding environmental restoration projects at Lake Tahoe to the federal government.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman appointed 20 members to the organization – commonly referred to as the FACA committee because it is made possible by the Federal Advisory Committee Act – in December 1999.

FACA meets every couple of months and meetings are open to the public.

At Thursday’s meeting the board also heard from Dick Powers from South Shore Transportation Management Association, who gave an update about the proposed Coordinated Transit System at Lake Tahoe.

The CTS will operate similarly to a taxi service, but with shuttle buses which respond to South Shore calls.

Riders will call a dispatch station that will be able to locate the closest vehicle, monitor the number of passengers aboard the vehicle and send a driver to pick up the passenger.

TMA received a 300-page document Wednesday that is intended to be the final report of Phase I of the project. It needs to be reviewed by an oversight committee before Phase II can begin.

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