North Lake Tahoe residents and visitors now have a new microtransit rideshare service available through Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit called TART Connect. The Placer County Board of Supervisors authorized spending $465,000 to implement this new service as a pilot program through summer 2021.
The microtransit program is one of the many efforts being taken by Placer County to reduce traffic impacts in North Lake Tahoe. Taking a triage approach to increasing mobility in the region, the county is working to address all areas of transportation including road mobility, alternative transportation, pedestrian support and public transit incentives. This program is another tool in the toolbox to those broader efforts.
“This is part of our larger effort to meet the growing transportation needs around North Lake Tahoe,” said District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson. “It is vital that we reduce traffic impact throughout the basin through innovative programs such as microtransit. I hope to see this valuable service implemented around the region in the years to come as we implement various transportation programs to meet the needs of our residents and visitors.”