TTD Meeting RESCHEDULED – Dissolve IV Mobility Hub Committee

September 29, 2023

At their SPECIAL meeting scheduled for Monday October 16th at 8am, The Tahoe Transportation Board will be discussing and possibly dissolving the Incline Village Mobility Hub Committee due to an “echo chamber of the same public input from a consistent few. The required formality by which the setting, dialog, and interaction of a committee meeting must be conducted has been a factor in less than desired engagement. In addition, the IVMC (Incline Village Mobility Committee) and public input to date have not been satisfied with the public outreach process. With that, Staff have worked with the HDR consultant team and are recommending pivoting to a more typical project approach, reenergizing an outreach effort to engage more of the community through the balance of the site access process. Pivoting to a more typical project process also means discontinuing the IVMC.” This quote may be found on page 296 of the TTD Board Meeting Packet (click here for the materials – page 296 is page 305 of the .pdf). The map of the potential sites may be found on page 298 of the materials, page 307 of the .pdf.

The report goes on to state: “While the comments received thus far are valid from one perspective, TTD believes that the IVMC (Incline Village Mobility Committee) and outreach process to date have not successfully reached a broad spectrum of the community to inform and receive input on the nature of the proposed project and the site selection process . Some of that spectrum includes workforce, low-income residents, seniors, those without access to vehicles, and those with ambulatory difficulty have not been sufficiently engaged via the outreach process. Consequently, TTD decided to suspend the IVMC meetings and postpone the October 2023 Open House, while evaluating an adjustment to the process for Board consideration to complete the site selection effort.

The project team scored the potential sites. Of the nine parcels considered for analysis, Staff believes three parcels scored sufficiently for further consideration; OES, Ponderosa Parking (Duffield Property), and the UNR campus. Communications with Mr. Duffield, however, indicate that acquiring this property for the project will not be a possibility. A fourth lesser scoring option may be viable, however less so because of its physical capacity traits and more so because it is in public ownership by Washoe County. Before the site criteria is finalized, however, Staff will confirm that it meets FTA requirements for the site selection process.

Please review the materials (here) and either attend the meeting on Monday, October 16th at 8am at 128 Market Street, Stateline or write the clerk to the board at jallen@tahoetransportation.org. To view the complete meeting information, it is posted on our calendar and may be found here.

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