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Tahoe Gets Public Transit Upgrade

TitleTahoe Gets Public Transit Upgrade
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at
Date Original2003-09-08
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment #36 - "BlueGo" (Airdate: October 7, 2003). A look at South Lake Tahoe, California and Stateline, Nevada's new coordinated public transportation system, "BlueGo."
SubjectLocal transit -- California -- South Lake Tahoe
Bus lines -- California -- South Lake Tahoe
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, or 775-832-4138.
Date Digital2004-12-06
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment 36: "BlueGo" Anchor Intro: If you live in or are planning to visit the South Lake Tahoe area, there's now a way for you to get all over town without getting into your car. Shelly Purdy has details in tonight?s Lake Tahoe Report. ((Take Pkg)) ((nats closing door & driving away @ 1:41)) ((Track 1)) The new system is called "Blue Go." It has taken a complex maze of various different shuttles, buses and other ride services and put them all under one umbrella. Municipal bus service, casino and ski shuttles and even dial-a-ride are all now managed under the "Blue Go" program. And thanks to a new high-tech satellite aided monitoring system, "Blue Go" is an easy and convenient way to travel. ((Sot @ 6:30 Nick Haven, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency)) "We're trying to get people out of their cars. That is the bottom line that has a number of effects. Obviously environmental effects, air quality, water quality and just the quality of life." ((track 2)) You can catch a "Blue Go" bus at any transit stop in the South Lake Tahoe area, or you can arrange to be picked up at your front door. Computerized kiosks with "Blue Go" scheduling and route information have been placed in various locations around town. And there are also direct-line phones you can use to call for service. Prices range from one to five dollars depending on the type of service you choose. This type of consolidated, easy to use transportation system has been in the works for many years. The goal is to get people out of their cars which will help in the effort to protect and preserve Lake Tahoe. ((sot @ 9:15)) "It's exciting. This project's been in the works for over 7 years now. And it's finally coming to fruition." ((Track 3)) With the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy for KOLO News Channel 8. Anchor Tag: The "Blue Go" program is a unique public/private partnership that teams south shore casinos with Heavenly ski area and the city to provide a consolidated transportation service.

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