Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit gears up for winter with increased transit services, winter park and ride program and free to the rider bus service!
Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit begins winter operations Dec. 12 with new free to the rider bus service on all routes, extended winter hours on the Truckee local route and new night service connections from North Lake Tahoe to Truckee! TART’s regional routes expand daily services throughout Truckee and North Lake Tahoe with extended night service hours and 30-minute service between Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe City, Northstar, and Squaw Valley. Returning again this year: Weekend park and ride service to local ski resorts from both Truckee and North Lake Tahoe, offering guests the option to help reduce congestion, ditch the car and be dropped off right at the base of the slopes.
TART’s winter routes will operate as follows:
- All TART routes and services are free to the rider!
- The TART Mainline route connecting Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, and Tahoe City will operate every 30 minutes between 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.,
- The TART Mainline west shore route will offer hourly connections between Tahoe City and the west shore between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
- TART’s Highway 267 route connecting Crystal Bay, Kings Beach and Northstar will operate every 30 minutes between 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
- TART’s Highway 267 route connecting Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Northstar, and Truckee will operate hourly between 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
- The TART Highway 89 route connecting Tahoe City and Squaw Valley will operate every 30 minutes between 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.,
- TART’s Highway 89 route connecting Tahoe City, Squaw Valley and Truckee will operate hourly between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.,
- TART’s free year-round night service provides extended winter operating hours with nightly bus service between Crystal Bay and Squaw Valley, Tahoe City and Tahoma, and Crystal Bay and Northstar until 2 a.m.,
- TART’s Truckee Local route will provide daily service throughout Truckee between 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. and
- TART’s Night Service is now connecting to Truckee! Night service will now connect Downtown Truckee, Squaw Valley, and Northstar with connections to the North Shores regional night service between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
For up to the minute route information and schedule changes, visit TahoeTruckeeTransit.com or download the NextBus App and follow TART. Connections between routes can be made daily at Crystal Bay, Tahoe City Transit Center and the Truckee Train Depot.
Returning this winter is the winter park and ride program, which has been possible through collaboration with Placer County, Northstar California Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, Tahoe Biltmore, and Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. The park and ride program will provide free bus service every 30-minutes during peak morning and evening periods from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and President’s Day from late December through March between Truckee park and ride locations to Squaw Valley along the state Route 89 corridor and Northstar along the state Route 267 corridor. In addition, peak 30-minute service will also operate from the Tahoe City Transit Center, which offers 130 parking spaces to Squaw Valley and from the Tahoe Biltmore which will also offer park and ride facilities to Northstar California Resort.
The park and ride service for the state Route 89 corridor serving Squaw Valley will operate from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District administrative offices on Donner Pass Road (behind fire station and Wild Cherries). The park and ride service for the state Route 267 corridor serving Northstar will operate from the Truckee Tahoe Airport District on Truckee Airport Road and the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay.
In addition to TART’s winter routes, the following services are also provided within the Truckee-North Tahoe region:
Returning for the fourth year, the Town of Truckee in partnership with Truckee Tahoe Airport District, Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District, Truckee Downtown Merchants Association, and local businesses has made getting into Downtown Truckee easy and convenient with FREE shuttle service from Truckee neighborhoods. Enjoy one of the most festive times of the year and reduce congestion by LEAVING the CAR BEHIND this holiday season. Come take in all that Downtown Truckee has to offer while forgetting about the traffic and parking hassles!
Beginning December 26, 2019 and running through December 31, 2019 (New Year’s Eve), FREE and convenient shuttles will be traveling to and from Downtown Truckee from the local neighborhoods in addition to connecting to Squaw Valley and Northstar via TART’s new night service from Truckee.
TART’s spring services will begin on April 6, 2020. TART’s regional night service will continue until 9 p.m. through spring 2020.
For schedules and additional information visit, www.TahoeTruckeeTransit.com or call 530-550-1212.