Completed in the fall of 2012, the Tahoe City Transit Center (TCTC) represents a vital step toward achieving a more sustainable transportation network within the region. Located in Tahoe City, the TCTC incorporates:
By configuring the facility as a bus loop, with buses loading and unloading on both sides, the facility’s footprint was able to be minimized. Shaped like a boat, with long wooden slats along the underside, the roof is supported by a few stone columns to allow views of the landscape to pass underneath.
A snow melt system around the edge of the roof gradually melts the snow, and a rainwater harvesting system collects the water in gutters, stores it in a 4,000-gallon cistern, and reuses it for irrigation and toilet flushing. The building conserves energy in a number of ways.
The TCTC has received a number of awards, including:
$68,000 in TOT funding was allocated to help pay for signage at the TCTC.