TART gears up for winter transit services; expanded half-hourly service temporarily on hold
Published on December 26, 2017
Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit winter operations are underway with extended winter hours on the Truckee local route and Donner Summit shuttle. Regional TART extended night winter services begins Dec. 21, with routes extending to 2:00 a.m. However, Placer County will need to delay the planned offering of service every 30 minutes between Incline Village, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley and Northstar until new bus drivers have been hired and trained. The regular 60-minute service will remain intact.
TART’s winter routes will operate as follows:
• The TART mainline west shore route will offer hourly connections between Tahoe City and the west shore between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
• TART’s state Route 267 route connecting Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Northstar and Truckee will operate hourly between 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.,
• TART’s state Route 89 route connecting Tahoe City, Squaw Valley and Truckee will operate hourly between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.,
• TART’s free year-round night service provides extended winter operating hours with nightly bus service between Crystal Bay and Squaw Valley, Tahoe City and Tahoma and Crystal Bay and Northstar until 2 a.m.,
• The TART mainline route connecting Incline Village, Crystal Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay and Tahoe City will operate every 30 minutes between 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.,
(expected to begin in mid-January to early-February),
• TART’s state Route 267 route connecting Crystal Bay, Kings Beach and Northstar will operate every 30 minutes between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (expected to begin in mid-January to early-February),
• The TART state Route 89 route connecting Tahoe City and Squaw Valley will operate every 30 minutes between 6 a.m. - 7 p.m., (expected to begin in mid-January to early- February),
• TART’s Truckee local route will provide daily service throughout Truckee between 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and
• TART’s Donner Summit shuttle returns Dec. 14, with daily Donner Summit service connecting with the Truckee local route between 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. through March 11.
Connections between routes can be made daily at Crystal Bay, Tahoe City Transit Center and the Truckee Train Depot.
TART regional route bus passes may be purchased with a credit or debit card at the Tahoe City Transit Center. Bus passes for TART Regional routes, Truckee local route and Donner Summit shuttle may also be purchased when boarding the bus using exact change.
Placer County has had recent successes in hiring bus drivers and continues to aggressively hire and train bus drivers for the winter season and for year-round TART service. The county has also contracted with MV transportation to help boost the number of bus drivers available for the winter season.
TART’s upcoming spring service schedule for the Truckee local route begins March 12 and TART’s regional services will begin spring service on April 9. TART’s night service will continue until 9 p.m. through spring 2018.
For schedules and additional information visit the Tahoe Truckee Transit website or call 530-550-1212.