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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

Link to Draft OWP 2014/2015
Link to Mobility 2035 page
Link to Bike Plan Update page
Link to FTIP page
Kingsbury Construction
Tahoe Air Qualilty
Tahoe Roads
Caltrans Quick Map
Fix 50
Wildfire Map Viewer

Current Announcements

Notice of Thirty-Day Public Comment Period

This announcement is being initiated as required by TMPO’s Public Participation Plan to provide public notification of the initiation of the thirty (30) day public comment period for the Draft 2015 Lake Tahoe Transportation Planning Overall Work Program (OWP). The comment period for this document commences on March 25, 2014 and closes on April 25, 2014. Public comments will be accepted through 5:00pm on April 25, 2014. A public hearing will be held on April 11, 2014 at the regularly scheduled Tahoe Transportation Commission board of Directors meeting.

View Notice
Download Draft OWP Summary
Download Full Draft OWP

TMPO Qualified Firms Listing

View list here.

Annual Listing of Federal Obligated Projects FFY 12/13
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Transportation Monitoring in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Learn about trends in transportation in the Lake Tahoe Basin over the last 30 years. This report tracks traffic, transit, bicycle, parking, and mode share data where available back to the 1970s.
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Fun Fact:

“In 1961 the federal gas tax was 4 cents, which is worth 31 cents in 2014. Today's 18.4 cents per gallon was worth 2 cents in 1961."

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Fun Fact:

“In 1961 the federal gas tax was 4 cents, which is worth 31 cents in 2014. Today's 18.4 cents per gallon was worth 2 cents in 1961."