THE NORTH LAKE TAHOE REGION OFFERS CAR-FREE SUMMER FUN IN 2021! 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: 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: 

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: 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.  

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About the Truckee-North Tahoe Transportation Management Association 

The Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association (TNT/TMA) is dedicated to fostering public private partnerships and resources for advocacy and the promotion of innovative solutions to the unique  transportation challenges of the North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Resort Triangle. 

About Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit 

Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) provides public transportation for the Truckee – North Lake Tahoe  region. Our goal at TART is to provide a safe and direct means of transportation service for Truckee-Tahoe  residents and visitors. We are committed to providing comprehensive, reliable transit service and want our  passengers to enjoy a comfortable and pleasant ride.