Author: Judi Allen

Public Draft Tahoe Basin Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Comments

The Tahoe Transportation District and Tahoe Resource Conservation District have developed a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). An HMP is required by a federal law, known as the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), to receive certain types of FEMA grant funding.   

The planning process took one year to complete. The plan addresses climate change, dam failure, drought, earthquake, flood, landslide, wildfire, and winter storm. For each hazard identified, short- and long-term strategies were developed to reduce or eliminate the hazard impact on each district. Strategies were developed using FEMA success stories and best management practices, FEMA job aids, local and regional plans and reports, and input from planning committee members and sustainability and transportation practitioners.

The plan was organized to follow FEMA’s Local Mitigation Plan Regulation Checklist, which demonstrates how hazard mitigation plans meet the DMA 2000 regulations. A copy of the Regulation Checklist can be found here:

The draft plan is available for review and comment until Monday, October 16. Click here to view the HMP.

TTD’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation Goal is posted

TTD is proposing a 4.8% goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation for Federal Fiscal Years 2024 – 2026. Click here for more information.

Tahoe Basin Hazard Mitigation Plan Notification

The Tahoe Transportation District and Tahoe Resource Conservation District, in coordination with regional partners, are developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this plan is to profile the natural and human-caused hazards in our area, determine the impacts of those hazards on our multi-modal transportation system and land conservation efforts, and develop strategies to mitigate future disasters.  

The planning process, a requirement of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will include a public review period, expected to occur this winter.  Once approved by FEMA and adopted by both agencies, Tahoe Transportation District and Tahoe Resource Conservation District will be eligible for certain types of federal funding to help create a more disaster resilient Lake Tahoe Basin. Because this plan is funded through the California Office of Emergency Services, certain requirements in the plan will only address the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin. It is our hope that future updates of the plan will include the Nevada side of our community. In the meantime, to learn more about hazard mitigation, please visit:

Paid Parking at Tahoe East Shore Trailhead Resumes for the 2023 Season

Spring is near, and the 13 Partner Agencies of the SR 28 Corridor Management Team want to remind visitors of the east shore of Lake Tahoe to park safe and park smart to help ease congestion along this popular National Scenic Byway. The Tahoe East Shore Trailhead paid parking requirements has resumed for the 2023 season. You will need your license plate number and credit card information for payment at any kiosk. Or pay by text is also available. Visitors are encouraged to come early or come later in the day to pay a lower rate.

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North Tahoe Recreation Access Plan

Placer County is seeking public input for its North Tahoe Recreation Access Plan.

The plan proposes several trailhead parking and staging area sites that would provide increased access to public outdoor recreation areas. For more information, please click here.

Tahoe Transportation District Begins Paid Parking With Park Tahoe Pilot For The Tahoe East Shore Trail

90 new off-highway parking spots completed last year near Ponderosa Ranch Road provide safer recreational access to the State Route 28 Corridor and Tahoe East Shore Trail

In an effort to enhance recreational access to Lake Tahoe by providing and maintaining trails and safe off-highway parking, the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) unveiled the Park Tahoe pilot program at the Tahoe East Shore Trail trailhead, located north of Ponderosa Ranch Road. The new paid parking facility offers 90 metered spots to expand off-highway parking options along the heavily frequented stretch of State Route 28 from Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park. The new transit-accessible parking consists of three lots, which were completed last summer by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). Pay station kiosks are located at each lot and accept credit card payments only.

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For more information, click here to go the Parking webpage