Author: Tiara Wasner

Route 50 service extended during select Tahoe Blue Event Center events

Tahoe Transportation District is pleased to announce the extension of route 50 to accommodate select Tahoe Blue Event Center events throughout 2024.

TTD will operate the Route 50 Express, serving ONLY the stops listed below. The route will extend to the Kingsbury Transit Center (parking garage adjacent to Kahle Dr. on eastbound Highway 50). The final departure is planned for 11:15 pm from the Tahoe Blue Event Center.

Route 50 Express will serve all stops listed below. Those displaying times are timed stop locations. For stops displaying the “~” symbol, please defer to the time designated at the timed stop location listed immediately before.

Buses will stop on US 50 directly in front of the Tahoe Blue Event Center at the designated bus stop. If you’re planning on attending a event, be sure to take advantage of the expanded FREE service on:

February 17 & 18: Reggae Fest

March 2: John Summit

For up-to-date information, download the transit app:

East Shore Trail closed for maintenance starting September 29th

The East Shore Trail will be closed for approximately 4 days starting September 29th due to a slurry seal on the entire 3-mile length of the trail. During this time, there will be no access to the trail. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this maintenance period.

NV Energy to Replace Poles, Remove Hazard Trees, and Replace Equipment Along State Route 28 Using Helicopter

NV Energy will be replacing poles, removing hazard trees, and replacing equipment
along State Route 28 beginning on September 5, through mid-late September 2023.
This work is related to the NV Energy Resilience Corridors Project and the company’s
Natural Disaster Protection Plan, which is aimed at protecting the community from the
increased risk of wildfires and other natural disasters. Click HERE to read the full release.

Lake Tahoe’s First Electric Transit Bus Fleet Marks First Year of Service

Lake Tahoe’s First Electric Transit Bus Fleet Marks First Year of Service

Receives FTA Grant for $3.4 Million to expand fleet with four new hybrid buses

July 12, 2023, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. — Partners in the Lake Tahoe Basin’s first electric charger mobility hub gathered at Lake Tahoe Community College today to mark a historic year of service for the area’s first zero-emission electric transit bus fleet and collect a check from the Federal Transit Administration. Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) won a competitive federal grant process and is receiving $3.4 million to expand the area’s clean transit fleet with four new hybrid buses. The grant is funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

TTD’s Clean Transit Initiative is focused on improving fleet reliability, reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Lake Tahoe Basin, providing a clean and quiet solution for neighborhood transit, and reducing operating costs while helping TTD meet the standards of the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit Rule years before it is required.

The Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) Mobility Hub project includes two 450-kilowatt overhead, fast chargers to accommodate on-route charging of electric buses along with a 60-watt pedestal charger for the overnight charging of the electric buses. The facility also features passenger amenities including heated ADA-accessible sidewalks, bicycle storage and maintenance station, and passenger notification screens. The project was developed through a strategic partnership with TTD, LTCC, and Liberty Utilities.

In one year of service, the zero-emission electric buses have run a total of 66,861 miles saving an estimated 13,372 gallons of diesel fuel resulting in the elimination of 136.11 metric tons of CO2 from the environment.

During the ceremony, TTD officials did a live demonstration of noise pollution reduction in neighborhoods with the use of electric transit. Using a handheld decibel meter, the diesel bus idle noise levels hit 80 decibels. The electric bus registered at 50 decibels.