TRAIL AND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS PREVIEW

TRAIL AND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS PREVIEW

AT OPEN HOUSE, JANUARY 19

“The Road Ahead for Lake Tahoe” Highlights Proposed Stateline –

U.S. Highway 50 Loop, Tahoe Lakeview Trail

Jan. 12, 2010 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) – The Tahoe Transportation District (http://www.tahoetransportation.org) is partnering with local, state, regional and federal agencies to host an Open House regarding various projects, with public comment invited, Wed., Jan. 19 from 5p.m. to 7p.m. Exhibits will feature the Stateline – U.S. Highway 50 Loop, Tahoe Lakeview Trail and others intended to reinforce the connection between area trails, roads and transit while promoting sustainable communities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The free event is open to all South Lake Tahoe community members for informational and input purposes on proposed and planned trail and transportation improvements affecting the South Shore. The Open House is from 5p.m. to 7p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Community College Theatre, located near the intersection of Al Tahoe Blvd. and College Dr. at 1 College Dr., South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Complimentary beverages and appetizers will also be offered.

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from the Tahoe Transportation District and project partners from federal, state and local planning, public works and engineering departments. Event co-hosts scheduled to attend include representatives from BlueGo, California Tahoe Conservancy, Caltrans, City of South Lake Tahoe, Douglas County, El Dorado County, HDR, Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, United States Forest Service and Wood Rodgers.

Members of the North Lake Tahoe Community are invited to a similar Open House on Thurs., Jan. 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tahoe City Public Utility District. Exhibits will highlight proposals for the Fanny Bridge Preservation Byway, Tahoe Lakeview Trail and more. The Tahoe City PUD is located at 221 Fairway Dr., Tahoe City, Calif., near the intersection of Highway 89 and W. River Rd.

For maps and more details on the open houses, visit www.TahoeTransportation.org/openhouse or call (775) 589-5500.

The Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) is responsible for the implementation and management of transportation projects and programs in the Tahoe Basin. The organization has facilitated many area safety including bicycle paths, roadway improvements, pedestrian thoroughfares, water quality and water shed improvements and public transit solutions. www.TahoeTransportation.org

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