Say NO To A Transit Hub At The Old Elementary School

Say NO To A Transit Hub At The Old Elementary School

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Stop The School Hub started this petition to Tahoe Transportation District Board and

ATTENTION INCLINE RESIDENTS AND HOMEOWNERS:

The Tahoe Transportation District (TTD)  is proposing buying the old Incline elementary school property and turning it into a transit hub, which will most likely involve parking for hundreds of cars and a bus stop for multiple bus routes. Other uses under consideration are a large communication tower and a shuttle between Reno and Incline. The appraisal done on the property concluded the best use would be affordable housing or a mixed use development - not a transit hub.

TTD failed to engage the Incline community in this project until the last minute. TTD has consistently hid the ball - scheduling last minute meetings, misrepresenting that the property has already been purchased, and failing to include the Spanish speaking members of the Incline community in the process.

The school property is located on a residential street (Southwood) and is bordered on two sides by residential communities. The purpose of a transit hub is to encourage drivers from outside of Incline to drive and park at the hub and then get on buses to other destinations like Spooner and Sand Harbor. No studies have been done to determine how the hub would impact traffic, safety, noise, crowds etc.

TTD is eager to move forward with the purchase because it has secured federal funds that are going to expire in June. TTD is proposing buying the property and selling it later if TTD decides not to use it. TTD should not be in the real estate business. Rather, TTD should identify compatible locations and then move forward with a purchase. That is how master planning works - not the other way around.

There are other existing parking lots that are much better locations for a transit hub, such as Diamond Peak, Mt. Rose ski area, the Spitsen lumber lot and the old Ponderosa Ranch parking lot. 

TTD has misrepresented that the Incline community supports this project, despite hundreds of residents signing letters against the project.

IF YOU DISAGREE, PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO TELL TTD THAT YOU OPPOSE A TRANSIT HUB AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LOCATION!!

 

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