One Public Comment to TTD on the Mobility Hub

October 14, 2023

At 8am Monday morning, the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) will be holding their rescheduled meeting containing an agenda item to dissolve the Incline Village Mobility Hub Committee (Agenda Item VII. A.) . To read more about the content of the agenda item, click here to view our post highlighting the justification of the potential dissolution of the committee. The language in the referenced post was lifted from the actual materials being provided by TTD. Click here to view the agenda and to access the materials. We encourage you to read the materials, form your own opinion and provide public comment by either attending in person or registering to attend and comment remotely. The instructions to attend remotely are explained on the agenda.

Below is one written submission to the TTD Board reflecting one person’s opinion:

I understand TTD’s mission to aid the movement of people around and within the basin. As a full-time resident, this is not the type of transportation needed for our local businesses, government, seniors nor residents.

As for our seniors, IVGID provides senior transportation to/from doctors, shopping, etc. This is NOT a need to be fulfilled by TTD’s service within the basin.

As for our local business workers, including IVGID, they too do NOT need transportation within basin. They need frequent and reliable transportation from Reno and Carson City. Again, not something TTD is looking to fulfill.

Residents don’t travel around the basin on a frequent basis. Residents drive to the grocery stores, restaurants, etc. TDD’s only niche here is the micro transit. Micro transit has no need for a parking lot or for a mobility hub.

The transportation around the basin, TTD’s audience, is to serve tourists in an attempt to get them out of their cars and onto buses. Given this, the placement of a mobility hub in Incline Village doesn’t serve your audience. The hub should be located where tourists want to go; the East Shore Trail or Sand Harbor. Both are used and visited year-round.

At the workshop held at the Parasol building, our community spoke loudly about the lack of need for transportation within the basin (which is evident by the empty TART buses) and the improper location of a mobility hub. This meeting was well represented by all demographics of our community. We all clarified the need, that being for workers to get to/from work/home in Carson City and Reno and to get the tourists to their final destination which is NOT Incline Village, its Sand Harbor and the East Shore.

To think your issue is the Incline Village Mobility Hub Committee and disband it is wrong. You’re making decisions that impact our community and to disregard our voices because you’re not hearing what you want to hear is wrong.

Please do NOT disband the committee, unless you abandon the concept of a hub in Incline Village. We deserve representation.

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