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A Notice of Intent/Notice of Preparation (NOI/NOP) has been issued for the Lake Tahoe Passenger Ferry Project.  The public comment started November 11, 2013 and concludes on January 3, 2014.  Please submit written comments to Alfred Knotts, Project Manager, by mail, fax or e-mail.
Tahoe Transportation District
PO Box 499
Zephyr Cove, NV  89448
Fax: 775-588-0917
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General Project Information
General project information coming soon.

Upcoming Meetings/Events
Two public scoping meetings for the NOI/NOP will be held on:

December 4, 2013
TRPA APC meeting
TRPA-Board Room
128 Market Street
Stateline, NV  89449

December 13, 2013
TTD Board Meeting
Granlibakken Conference Center
725 Granlibakken Road
Tahoe City, CA  96145

Both meetings begin at 9:30 a.m., however the public scoping is not time certain.

Project Documents

North-South Transit Connection Alternatives Analysis.pdf

Project Maps
Map of Proposed Transportation System Improvements 

Lake Tahoe Passenger Ferry

Map - Location - History - Design - Goals - Timing - Project Partners - Contact

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.

Map Click on map to enlarge.


Translake, between North Shore (TBD) and South Shore (tentatively Ski Run Marina)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In broad strokes, the target date for start of service with this option would be summer 2015.

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Project Partners


Also including South Shore TMA and the Private Sector.

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We welcome your input. Please address written comments to:

Tahoe Transportation District
PO Box 499
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

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FAX: 775.588.0917

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