Lake Tahoe, CA/NV – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is kicking off an update to the Regional Transportation Plan. The Regional Transportation Plan lays out the vision for the transportation system at Lake Tahoe and focuses on transit, trails, technology, and communities to support the environment, economy, quality of life, and visitor experience.

The Regional Transportation Plan is updated every four years and highlights projects and programs needed to implement a visionary transportation system that moves visitors and residents around the lake without dependence on personal vehicles. The plan update will outline the transportation system for Lake Tahoe through the year 2045.

The update process addresses regional and community priorities, and includes modernization of the current transit system, completing the Tahoe Trail to encircle the lake, and supports new technology options for in-basin travel.  The goals of the plan include enhancing local communities by expanding transportation access to regional hotspots and aligning transportation priorities with funding.

“A modern transportation system will allow people to interact in an environmentally sensitive manner with Lake Tahoe and the multitude of recreational opportunities that exist across the Region,” said Joanne Marchetta, TRPA executive director. “Improving our transportation system not only enhances people’s recreation experience, it also contributes to our goal of preserving Lake Tahoe’s environment and famed clarity by reducing the reliance on private automobiles.”

Over the next year, TRPA will be asking the community for their input on the projects and programs they want to see implemented to address the Region’s transportation challenges. Public input into the Regional Transportation Plan is important for ensuring the plan meets the needs of residents, businesses, and visitors.

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The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, contact Devin Middlebrook, sustainability program manager, at (775) 589-5230 or