Tahoe in the News

Driving to Lake Tahoe? Planners hope you’ll take the bus instead.

Tony Bizjak, Sacramento Bee
May 10, 2017

Visitors to Lake Tahoe this winter found themselves caught in a series of major traffic jams in and out of the basin during a historic snow year. That may be nothing, though, compared to what drivers could face this summer.

The next few months may be the most crowded in a decade on Tahoe’s roads, thanks to a solid economy and forecasts of a hot Central Valley summer that may drive people east in search of cooler temperatures.

“Tourism traffic is back, ” said Carl Hasty, head of the Tahoe Transportation District. “We’re everybody’s playground.”

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