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Tahoe Transportation District Relaunches East Shore Express for Summer 2022 Season | South of Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. — The popular East Shoe Express shuttle service returns this summer, starting June 25. The free transit line provides beachgoers and trail users with recreational access from Incline Village, along SR28 to Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe State Park, and back.

Last year, TTD had to suspend the East Shore Express due to staff shortages following service suspensions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The service runs a continuous loop daily, including holidays, from the former site of the Incline Village School at 771 Southwood Boulevard to Sand Harbor State Park on State Route 28.

“The East Shore Express was one of our fastest growing routes before the pandemic and we are excited to be returning this summer,” said TTD District Manager Carl Hasty. “Highway 28 is one of the most dangerous roads in Lake Tahoe and we’re proud to be part of the solution to help people navigate safer.”

Since its debut in 2012, the course has grown exponentially, with nearly 40,000 runners in 2019.

There are 13 partner agencies working together to implement transportation solutions and manage the SR28 corridor, a popular recreation area.

“Our primary goal is to achieve the basin’s collective environmental goals and improve lake clarity by improving transportation options at Lake Tahoe and throughout the region,” Hasty said. “We are currently working to provide services such as the East Shore Express which continue to ease congestion in the area during peak months.”

TTD encourages all visitors to Lake Tahoe to consider leaving their car and using public transportation to better enjoy the basin safely. In coordination with the Nevada Division of State Parks and the Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission (Washoe RTC), as well as Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) and the Truckee North Tahoe Transportation Management Association (TNT-TMA) , TTD asks everyone to download and use Transit app to access Tahoe public transit.

Timetables and additional information for TART services can be found at TahoeTruckeeTransit.com. Additionally, passengers can download the TART Connect app for seamless curb-to-curb rides and transfers to the main bus system on the North Rim or set Google Maps settings to the public transport setting this summer and enjoy free bus services in and across the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Before planning a day trip to Sand Harbor, TTD and Nevada State Parks ask potential visitors to check the State Parks Facebook page to see if parking is available. Over the past few years, lots have filled up quickly causing traffic jams on the already congested narrow highway. For frequent updates, you can visit their Facebook page.

Next year, Nevada State Parks will add a reservation system for parking at Sand Harbor as another tool to reduce traffic on SR28.