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Welcome to the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization

Picture of Transit Center Welcome to the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization web site. This website provides a central location for information on regional transportation planning in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Here, you will find helpful links to major plans, programs and studies that the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) transportation division, the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization (TMPO), and the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for the State of California are responsible for producing.

The Lake Tahoe Region includes three integrated regional transportation planning authorities: 1) Tahoe Regional Planning Compact (PL 96-551) planning requirements, carried out by the TRPA; 2) Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA) for the California portion of the Lake Tahoe Basin, and 3) the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Tahoe Region (TMPO), as designated by federal law. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Board, with the addition of a representative from the United States Forest Service, serves as the TMPO board. In the State of California, TRPA serves as the Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA).

The core mission of the TMPO, consistent with the goals of the TRPA and the RTPA, is to establish a safe, efficient and integrated transportation system that reduces reliance on the private automobile, provides for alternative modes of transportation, serves the basic transportation needs of the citizens of the Tahoe Region, supports the economic base of the region in the movement of goods and people, and minimizes adverse impacts on humans and the environment.

Planning Documents

 Draft FY 16/17 Lake Tahoe Transportation Planning Overall Work Program (OWP)
Tahoe Basin ITS Strategic Plan Update
Link to Final OWP 2015/2016
Link to Mobility 2035 page
Link to Bike Plan Update page
Link to FTIP
Tahoe Air Qualilty
Tahoe Roads
Caltrans Quick Map
Wildfire Map Viewer

Current Announcements

Tahoe Talks

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Our June Tahoe Talks will be “ Hide Trash Here Please – Protecting Our Shoreline from Trash."

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Request for Project Data

The Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization (TMPO) is pleased to announce a Request for Project Data for the 2017 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP). The 2015 FTIP will expire this December 2016. The development process is commencing for the 2017 FTIP.

more information...

Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act

The FAST Act is the first multi-year transportation bill passed by Congress in over a decade, and includes increases in funding for many transportation programs vital to the Lake Tahoe Region.

more information...

Annual Listing of Federal Obligated Projects FFY 14/15
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Fun Fact:

California and Nevada 3 foot passing laws in effect!”