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Future of Tahoe-Truckee public transit focus of Feb. 2 meeting

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The TRPA, in its capacity as the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization, created the Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series to provide a casual forum for people to discuss ways to strengthen and improve communities, make the region safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, and protect Tahoe’s unique environment. Partners include the League to Save Lake Tahoe, One South Shore, Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition and Lake Tahoe Sustainability Collaborative Community Mobility Group.

Visit bit.ly/1UmN6Xo to learn more, submit topic suggestions and view scheduled updates on the Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A monthly lunchtime series created by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency discussing topics such as the environment and transportation is coming to the North Shore.

Since starting in November 2014, Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series has grown from informal webinars to meetings held on Tahoe’s South Shore. Starting next month, those meetings will expand north, said Tom Lotshaw, public information officer for TRPA.

The first North Shore forum will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Tahoe City Public Utility District Board Room at 221 Fairway Drive, where a panel will discuss upcoming transit plans for the Tahoe Basin, challenges and opportunities for improving transportation, and the North Shore Transit Vision.

Panelists include Sandy Evans Hall, executive director of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association; George Fink, transit system program manager for the Tahoe Transportation District; and Jaime Wright, executive director of the Truckee/North Tahoe Transportation Management Association.

The first hour will consist of a presentation, followed by an optional half-hour discussion. Light snacks and refreshments will be available for free in the event someone forgets to bring a lunch.

“The forums are a great way to foster community dialogue and get people thinking and talking about the challenges that face Lake Tahoe, and how we can work together to solve them,” Lotshaw said.

Other upcoming forums, which are free for the public, include:

Feb. 17: “How-to-City: Town of Truckee’s Success in Funding Trails” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Aspen Room in Lake Tahoe Community College, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe.

March 16: “How-to-City: A Property Owner’s Guide to the City and TRPA” in the Creekside Room in Lake Tahoe Community College.

April 20: “Hide Trash Here, Please: Protecting our Shoreline from Trash,” location to be determined.

May 18: “It All Affects the Lake: Stormwater, Drought, and Other Water Issues at Tahoe,” location TBD.

June 15: “Unwanted visitors: Tackling Invasive Species at Tahoe,” location to TBD.

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