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A waterborne solution, such as a passenger ferry service, is one of the options being evaluated in the "North-South Transit Connection Alternatives Analysis," currently underway to apply for federal funding.
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Translake, between North Shore (TBD) and South Shore (tentatively Ski Run Marina)
The expense and landscape/environmental impact of building additional road capacity to accommodate increasing numbers of area residents and visitors prompted studies to determine a more eco-friendly, reliable, convenient and time-efficient transit alternative.
Conceptually speaking, North Shore and South Shore terminals would be constructed for passenger pick-up and drop-off. Regularly scheduled service would be provided, possibly on high-speed catamarans, for connection to destinations/attractions via public transit and private shuttles.
In contrast to increasing private car use with additional road capacity, this approach would have relatively low environmental impact from construction and operation. A passenger ferry could, ultimately, reduce emissions, improving air quality, as well as road-use erosion, improving water quality. It would also provide a relaxing scenic trip, roughly 20 minutes faster than driving.back to top
In broad strokes, the target date for start of service with this option would be summer 2015.back to top
Also including South Shore TMA and the Private Sector.
We welcome your input. Please address written comments to:
Tahoe Transportation District
PO Box 499
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448