Comments sought on Tahoe transportation goals
After sending an interview team to collect information last month on travel habits in the Lake Tahoe Basin, two public meetings will be held this month that will ask citizens to weigh in on a new regional transportation plan.
The plan for the basin is being developed by the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization. It will shape funding and planning decisions for the area over the next 23 years, said Tahoe Regional Planning Agency spokesman Dennis Oliver.
The first public discussion will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. March 11 at the North Tahoe Conference Center in Kings Beach. The second session is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. March 12 at the TRPA office in Stateline.
The discussions are part of a broader effort by transportation officials to dovetail community suggestions into the planning process. The idea is to build on comments already gleaned through the Pathway 2007 regional planning process over the past two years, Oliver said.
Public funding priorities and upgrades to the basin’s transportation system that concentrate on pedestrian and transit-oriented development will be among the topics discussed. Current projects include improvements to Highway 50 through South Lake Tahoe and Route 28 through the Kings Beach commercial corridor, Oliver said. 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 basin scheduled for adoption next year.
Last month, TRPA hired the company NuStats to conduct travel surveys with visitors and residents at 19 commercial and 23 recreational locations throughout the basin. The survey ended March 1. Results from the survey will be used to track the success of and help plan travel options around Lake Tahoe.
A transportation survey is being conducted by the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization. To take the survey, go to http://www.trpa.org/transportation/survey.html. For more information, contact Dennis Oliver at (775) 589-5235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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