A number of free transit options are available this summer for residents and visitors to head to the beach, trails, shops, and restaurants while enjoying the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region without a car. LAKE TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif/Nev (June 10, 2021) This summer, explore Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, and beyond, car-free! The North Lake Tahoe region offers several transportation services to connect you to trails, to beaches, to shopping and dining, on the North Lake Tahoe, in Truckee, and to head to Sand Harbor, and even to Reno.
Starting June 24, 2021 and continuing through Labor Day, TART (Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit) is launching TART Connect, a micro-transit service that will operate within three zones, including Zone 1: Dollar Point, Tahoe City, Sunnyside, Homewood, and Tahoma; Zone 2: Kings Beach, Brockway and Tahoe Vista; Zone 3: Incline Village and Crystal Bay.
TART Connect users can download the TART Connect app and enjoy free, on-demand, curb-to-curb, shared- shuttle service anywhere within the TART Connect zones. It’s simple – just tap, relax and go! Easily get around and leave the car at home. This service will operate from 8:00 am – Midnight, daily. For more information go to: tahoetruckeetransit.com/summer21 and beginning June 24th, for those who would like to book a ride by phone, call: 530-214-5811.
Traveling outside of your zone? Take TART Connect to a TART mainline bus stop to connect to the greater region. Make TART Connect your link to transit and trails on the North Shore this summer. Beginning July 1st, TART offers free, hourly, daily mainline bus service to Tunnel Creek, servicing the Tahoe East Shore Trail and recreation hub on the East Shore. TART’s night service on the North Shore is extended to 12:45 am. The TART mainline routes will also provide daily, hourly service connecting Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe City and the West Shore. TART service also includes a Highway 267 route from the North Shore to Northstar and to Truckee and the TART Highway 89 route connecting Tahoe City, Squaw Valley and Truckee. For specific TART schedule and route information go to: www.TahoeTruckeeTransit.com.
TART’s Truckee local route provides service throughout Truckee including Donner Lake, Crossroads, Gateway, downtown Truckee and Henness Flat, daily between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm. Truckee night service provides connections between Truckee and Northstar and from Truckee to Squaw Valley. Truckee’s Dial-A-Ride operates 7 days per week available within Truckee for seniors, persons with disabilities and the general public. It is an economical door-to-door service and ADA passengers are free to ride.
Day trips between Reno and Incline Village are now easier than ever with the new RTC FlexRIDE service. The Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC) will offer regional service between the Reno/Sparks area and Incline Village and Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe. It’s easy, just book a public transit trip on the app 24 hours in advance and enjoy a stress-free ride to your summer biking, hiking trip or a day at the beach. For those who are traveling to North Lake Tahoe or Truckee from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, the North Lake Tahoe Express airport shuttle has you covered. The North Lake Tahoe Express offers affordable daily, scheduled service between the Reno-Tahoe International Airport with multiple stops in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Once in Truckee or North Lake Tahoe, you can take TART or TART Connect: no need for a car, and TART and TART Connect are free. For airport shuttle reservations, go to: northlaketahoeexpress.com or call 833-709-8080.
This summer, the sky’s the limit for car-free travel in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe! Travel to Truckee, park your car, take TART, and TART Connect to get around the North Shore and Truckee, using free park and ride lots and shuttles. The Castle Peak parking lot, located at Northstar, will provide free parking and free TART/shuttle service to/from King’s Beach. The second parking location at the Truckee Tahoe Unified School District in Truckee will provide free TART/shuttle service to/from Tahoe City. Once you hop off the bus, just take TART or TART Connect. These free park and ride lots and shuttle services are available weekends from July 3rd through September 6th.
For more details to plan your trip visit tahoetruckeetransit.com/summer21.