Core functions of the SS/TMA
Serving as an ongoing venue for soliciting business and community input on transportation planning recommendations and suggestions for improving transportation systems in the Lake Tahoe region, including projects planned and implemented at the local level by Douglas County, the City of South Lake Tahoe, and El Dorado County.
Inter-Agency Outreach and Coordination
Aiding the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization (TMPO), and the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD), with public and stakeholder outreach related, but not limited to, planning, implementation, and updates for the development and adoption of regional transportation and transit plans.
Sustainability Collaborative Support
Technical assistance and support for efforts of the Community Mobility Work Group of the Lake Tahoe Sustainability Collaborative.
Assisting TRPA with business community, public, and other stakeholder outreach to promote mobility programs and linkingtahoe.com, including the development of this site as a regional transportation information source.
CalTrans and NDOT Liasion
Annual collaboration with the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association (TNT/TMA) to solicit and provide input to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) as they develop the annual Tahoe Basin Construction Season Map of highway construction projects throughout the Tahoe-Truckee region.
Updating the Nonprofit Bylaws
SS/TMA will create goals to reflect the current state of transportation planning, TMAs and TDM; increase Board Member engagement and expectations; transition to a membership model which has been effective on the North Shore.
SS/TMA will create a job description and title for the staff person; recruit, hire, and train staff person.
SS/TMA shall conduct a strategic planning session producing 3-year goals and objectives and funding requirements, and a budget with projected metrics (cost per mode shift, ROI, etc.).
The SS/TMA Board, staff, and members/partners will create a document to guide its operation and identify and begin work on top priorities for SS/TMA pilot programs for the first several years of operation.
Sustainable Funding Plan
By the end of two years, the SS/TMA will be a sustainably funded organization through mechanism or combination of mechanisms identified through strategic, business, and budget planning. Traditionally, a financially healthy TMA has four reliable sources of revenue: membership dues, public grants or public funding of some sort, fee-for-service, and assessments (Business Improvement Districts, common area agreements, etc.).
Other Potential Projects
Trip reduction ordinance – help getting businesses enrolled
Linking Tahoe – the regional mobility website – help advertising and adding private sector options
Mobility White Paper – inform and help implement relevant recommendations
Private shuttle coordination
Transit and Active Transportation advocacy
Reduced fares for students, low-income residents
Subsidize longer Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) hours
Advertising for TTD
Informing the upcoming Regional Transportation Plan and Short Range Transit Plan updates.