Shuttle service will link North Shore-Truckee to Reno airport
A shuttle service between Reno-Tahoe Airport and North Tahoe-Truckee is set to start in mid-October.
“[It’s] a critical project to have a transportation link to the airport,” said Andy Chapman, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association director of tourism. “We’re at a disadvantage without it.”
Placer County supervisors approved $185,000 to start the North Tahoe Truckee Express while North Lake Tahoe Resort Association has worked to prepare the in-market transportation system, such as the trolleys and TART buses, to prepare for increased transit use, said Chapman. With the new shuttle in action, locals and tourist will have better overall transportation services, both on the North and West shores, as well as to Truckee and the Reno-Tahoe Airport.
“The unique thing is that the service crosses jurisdictional boundaries,” said Steve Teshara, the executive director of North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. “This partnership is truly unique in that a lot of people had to work together to make this happen.”
Other ski resort destinations, such as Park City, Utah, the Colorado Rockies and South Lake Tahoe, have shuttle services from their major airports, said Chapman. In order to fairly compete with the other markets, the North Lake Tahoe region needed to offer similar services, he said.
Services three different routes:
1) Reno-Tahoe Airport through Truckee, down Highway 267, Northstar, and down to Kings Beach.
2) Reno-Tahoe Airport through Truckee, down Highway 89, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, to Tahoe City and down the West Shore.
3) Reno-Tahoe Airport, over Mt. Rose Highway, to Incline Village and on to Crystal Bay.
Holds 26 passengers.
Makes 8 daily trips, with times varying according to reservation and location.
Costs approximately $35 one way, with group and family discounts available.
Visit http://www.northtahoetruckeeexpress.com (up and running by October) for more
detailed information and online reservation options.
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