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Tahoe-Truckee news briefs: TART to increase bus service for winter

Staff report

TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit is offering expanded services beginning Dec. 15 and lasting through April 9, 2017, officials announced this week.

Earlier this year, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the 2016 Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit Systems Plan Update.

“The plan identified expanded services as a program goal, which are now included in the upcoming extended winter services,” according to a news release from Placer County. “Increased 30-minute service along regional routes, a free night rider service and more will be available starting Dec. 15.”

Among the changes, the free night rider service will take place from 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. through winter and until 9 p.m. beginning in spring 2017; daily service will occur to Donner Summit with connections to Sugar Bowl and Boreal via the Truckee local route; and daily service from the Donner Summit Shuttle will occur through March 12, 2017.

Visit http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/works/transit/tart.aspx for a detailed list of current schedules, routes and fares.

Kings Beach streetlight banner art submissions sought

North Tahoe Business Association is inviting proposals for streetlight banner art to be displayed along main street Kings Beach (Highway 28).

According to a news release from NTBA, banners will be selected based on design and content. Proposals from artists of all experience levels and age groups are encouraged.

The selection committee is looking for artwork that is colorful, meaningful and enhances Kings Beach’s main street. The banners, hung from streetlights, will be viewed by motorists and pedestrians.

Proposals should be sent by PDF file to NTBA at info@NorthTahoeBusiness.org; the deadline to submit is Feb. 24. A $80 honorarium will be awarded for each selected banner. Visit northtahoebusiness.org to learn more.

Tahoe Talks: A Property Owner’s Guide to Placer County and TRPA

Are you a homeowner, resident, or business owner in Lake Tahoe portion of Placer County?

Join Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and Placer County staff next week as they give “an overview of new and improved processes that help home and business owners make changes to their property,” according to a TRPA news release.

“County and TRPA staff will talk about recent changes to streamline permitting, new online tools, the application process, and the Tahoe Basin Area Plan,” according to the agency.

The lunch talk will take place Tuesday, Dec. 13, from noon to 1:30 pm at the Tahoe City Public Utility District Board Room, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.

A Q-and-A session will follow short presentations by both TRPA and Placer County planning staff. The public is encouraged to attend and ask any questions they have about permitting and property ownership in Placer County and Lake Tahoe.

For more information, visit http://www.trpa.org/tahoe-talks or contact Devin Middlebrook at 775-589-5230 or dmiddlebrook@trpa.org.