TRAIL AND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS PREVIEW

TRAIL AND TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS PREVIEW

AT OPEN HOUSE, JANUARY 20

“The Road Ahead for Lake Tahoe” Highlights Proposed

Fanny Bridge Preservation Byway, Tahoe Lakeview Trail

Jan. 12, 2010 (Tahoe City, Calif.) – The Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) (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, Thurs., Jan. 20 from 5p.m. to 7p.m. Exhibits will feature the Fanny Bridge Preservation Byway, 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 North Lake Tahoe and Truckee community members for informational and input purposes on proposed and planned trail and transportation improvements affecting the North Shore. The Open House is from 5-7pm at the Tahoe City Public Utility District located near the intersection of Highway 89 and W. River Road at 221 Fairway Dr., Tahoe City, 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 California Tahoe Conservancy, Caltrans, HDR, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Placer County, Tahoe Area Regional Transit, Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tahoe City Public Utility District, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association, United States Forest Service and Wood Rodgers.

Members of the South Lake Tahoe Community are invited to attend a similar Open House, Wed., Jan. 19 from 5p.m. to 7p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College Theatre. Exhibits will highlight proposals for the Stateline – U.S. Highway 50 Loop and the Tahoe Lakeview Trail including the Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bikeway. Lake Tahoe Community College is located at 1 College Dr., South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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 improvements, including bicycle path, roadway and pedestrian thoroughfare projects, water quality and water shed projects, and public transit solutions. www.TahoeTransportation.org

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