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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

Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan
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
Fix 50
Wildfire Map Viewer

Current Announcements


This announcement is being initiated as required by TMPO’s Public Participation Plan to provide public notification of the thirty (30) day public comment period for the Draft Tahoe Basin Intelligent Transportation Systems(ITS) Strategic Plan Update. The comment period for this document commences on July 10, 2015 and closes on August 8, 2015.

View the Public Notice Here
View Draft ITS Plan Here

Tahoe Talks

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Tahoe Talks will be taking a break for the month of July – please check back later this month for an update on the Fall and Winter schedule.

Annual Listing of Federal Obligated Projects FFY 13/14
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Fun Fact:

California and Nevada 3 foot passing laws in effect!”