South Shore, North Shore
TTD, TRPA, and TART work together in corridor and transit planning. Consistent transit rider surveys and operations data collection help determine the need for additional services and operating hours. Based on reporting requirements, TRPA's Productivity Improvement Program (PIP), and goals outlined in the Regional Transportation Plan, Long Range Transit Master Plan, and each transit agency's Short Range Transit Plans, the Tahoe transit monitoring program is built to track the following: Deadhead Miles and Hours, Ridership, Transit Mode Share, Productivity, On Time Performance, Operating Cost, Farebox Recovery, Rolling Stock, Equipment, Facilities, and Infrastructure. To find out more about these performance measures, take a look at the Tahoe Transit Monitoring Program: Monitoring Protocol.
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Transit Ridership is reported in the Sustainability Dashboard. Indicators in the Sustainability Dashboard focus on economic, environmental, and community health in the Lake Tahoe Region.
A well-functioning public transit system is one of the primary tools for changing travel mode share in the Lake Tahoe Region to be less dependent on automobile travel. Transit ridership is regularly monitored in the Lake Tahoe Region because it allows transportation planners the ability to assess how and to what extent public transportation systems are being utilized and enables prioritization for the allocation of transportation resources.
This indicator measures the total annual transit ridership for the two most utilized public transportation systems serving Tahoe communities. The first is the Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) system, which primarily serves North Lake Tahoe communities, and connects North Lake Tahoe users with the Truckee Train and Intermodal Depot. The second is BlueGo, which primarily serves Tahoe South Shore communities, and connects South Shore residents with Carson City and the Carson Valley in Douglas County. Transit Ridership is defined as the number of user trips of the transit system, including paid and complimentary trips, whether they are on a fixed route or demand-response.