Tahoe in the News

Tahoe leaders considering traffic fee to combat congestion, global warming

Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette Journal
February 29, 2020

People could face new user fees for driving in and out of the Lake Tahoe Basin as the region grapples with problems associated with road congestion and global warming.

The Tahoe Transportation District is studying a plan backers say would help the region fill a $1.5 billion shortfall in transportation funds over the next 23 years.

The so-called One Tahoe plan would mean millions of people who visit Lake Tahoe annually would bear a greater burden when it comes to funding transit, trails and other infrastructure projects. Local residents would pay less…

In a Feb. 27 letter Gavin Feiger, the league’s senior land use policy analyst, said much of the work behind the One Tahoe project could be done through the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Bi-State Consultation Group.

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