How will paid parking revenues be used?
Parking fees will support annual and long-term operations and maintenance of the parking facilities and the Tahoe East Shore Trail. The revenue is placed in a restricted fund administered by the TTD on behalf of the project partners. The East Shore Corridor Management Team, made up of the operating agencies in the corridor, will review the revenues and make budget recommendations to the TTD Board.
The parking non-compliance program is intended to fund itself and is tracked separately, with the non-compliant users paying the cost of the non-compliance program. TTD has not set quotas on the number of parking notices nor will any be established. The data is analyzed from time to time to see where messaging can be improved to encourage users to pay for parking and address problem areas.
The revenue and expense budget information is public information. The public is encouraged to attend the annual budget meeting of the TTD Board generally held in May or June.
The Park Tahoe paid parking pilot program is one part of a comprehensive effort to develop a unified parking management strategy that is consistent and easily accessible for visitors to the Lake Tahoe Region. As technology advances and parking facilities expand, plans are in place to add features, such as mobile application access.