North Lake Tahoe water shuttle begins Friday |

North Lake Tahoe water shuttle begins Friday

Staff report

TAHOE CITY, Calif. andamp;#8212; Residents and visitors have a new way of getting around the North Shore, thanks to the launch Friday of the North Tahoe Water Shuttle.According to a press release, the shuttle is a modified 30-foot Centurion boat that can carry up to 12 passengers, the crew and up to eight bikes for each run. The vessel is manufactured and operated by Fine Line Industries.Service begins Friday through the end of September. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8:19 p.m. through August 26 and then the schedule will run through from 8 a.m. to 6:46 p.m. to coincide with daylight changes.Participating docks for the pilot program are West Shore Caf, Tahoe City Marina, GarWoods Grill andamp; Pier and the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area. Rates start at $10 for adults, $7 for children up to 12 years old. For reservations and more information, visit or call 530-581-8707 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Ticketing kiosks are available at some of the participating docks; seats are limited, so book ahead.This pilot program is funded through Placer County Transient Occupancy Tax/North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association and sponsored by the Tahoe Transportation District, with contract management by the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association. For more information, call TMA directly at 530-546-2912, Monday through Friday.