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South Lake Tahoe has a new way to avoid dreaded ski traffic

by Suzie Dundas
January 23, 2024

Heavy traffic is a part of life in Lake Tahoe. The towns in the area have long been criticized for inefficient and slow public transportation, and suffered from delays and cancellations due to a lack of available drivers on popular routes. But South Lake Tahoe is bucking that trend by expanding its free public transportation around South Lake Tahoe and Stateline, Nevada.

In addition to the Tahoe Transportation District fixed bus routes that service the south shore of Lake Tahoe, there’s a second public transportation option: Lake Link, a free on-demand bus service. On Jan. 17, Lake Link announced major expansions that should benefit both locals and visitors staying around the south shore.

Lake Link expanded its service area, adding three new regions. People can now use the service in the Kingsbury area between Chart House Restaurant and Highway 50, Round Hill Village just south of Zephyr Cove and both sides of Highway 50 on the California side in the neighborhood known as Sierra Tract.

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