Free North Tahoe shuttle service begins Thursday |

Free North Tahoe shuttle service begins Thursday

Matthew Renda
Sierra Sun

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; The summer transit season kicks off Thursday for North Lake Tahoe, highlighted by a trio of free evening bus services.

Apart from the regular Tahoe Area Regional Transit paid service and#8212; serving each stop every half-hour daily on Highway 28, beginning at 6 a.m. and ending at 6:45 p.m. and#8212; the following free services begin this week, running through September 5:

and#8226; Northstar Night Rider: Runs 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., running from Northstar-at-Tahoe resort through Kings Beach and truncating at the casino corridor in Crystal Bay.

and#8226; Nighttime Trolley: Runs 7 p.m. until midnight, between Squaw Valley and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe in Incline Village.

and#8226; West Shore Night Rider: Runs 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., linking Tahoma to Tahoe City.

The Emerald Bay Connection begins daily service on Friday, July 1, and runs through Labor Day. TART connects to BlueGo and#8212; the South Shoreand#8217;s public bus system and#8212; in Tahoma. The BlueGo trolley proceeds through Emerald Bay and other popular outdoor recreation locations on its way to South Lake Tahoe.

Free transfers between TART and BlueGo will be offered, said Jan Colyer, executive director of the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association.

Truckee Transit has no major operational changes and remains the same during spring, summer and fall.

TMA also offers an airport shuttle program and#8212; North Tahoe Express. For information, including times, routes and stop locations please visit Group and frequent user rates are available.

For further information regarding all public routes offered by TMA and TART, visit TART is administered by the Placer County Department of Public Works.