Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March Tahoe transportation meetings

March 4, 2008


Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV - Two roundtable discussions
have been scheduled to give the public an opportunity to weigh in on a
new regional transportation plan being developed by the Tahoe
Metropolitan Planning Organization (TMPO) for the Tahoe Basin. The plan will
shape funding and planning decisions for the area over the next 23 years.
The first public discussion will be held 6 p.m. to 9
p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the North Tahoe Conference Center in Kings
Beach. The second is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 12,
at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency office in Stateline.
The discussions are part of a broader effort by Tahoe
Basin transportation officials to integrate community input into the
transportation planning process, building upon that already received
through the Pathway 2007 regional planning process over the past two years.
Public transportation funding priorities and capital
improvements to the Tahoe Basin's transportation system that concentrate
on pedestrian-transit oriented development will be among topics open
for discussion.
Current marquee capital projects include improvements
to U.S. Highway 50 through South Lake Tahoe and State Route 28 through
the Kings Beach commercial corridor. These projects evolved out of
earlier regional planning workshops.
A new regional transportation plan is scheduled for
adoption this summer. Policies outlined in the plan will be incorporated
into the updated Regional Plan for the Tahoe Basin scheduled for
adoption next year.
Additionally, an online transportation survey is being
conducted by the TMPO. To complete the survey, go to on the Web. For
additional information, contact Dennis Oliver at 775-589-5235 or

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