A new on-demand ride service will be available to people living and visiting in Placer County this summer. As things begin to open, Placer County wants to assist people during what is expected to be an active summer.

Residents and visitors can request rideshare services within designated zones, a service that’s been in the works for nearly a decade. Using the TART Connect app, people within the three zones for free rides can request a lift. One of the 11 TART vans in the fleet will arrive within 20 minutes of the request. The app will be available on June 1.

Regional leaders hope the rideshare system will ease the burden of traffic and parking and also provide a safe transportation alternative so people can easily get to their desired destinations.

Zone one is from the west shore to Dollar point, the second zone is along Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Brockway and Crystal Bay and the third zone is Crystal Bay to Incline Village.

Funded by the Placer County Transient Occupancy Tax, the project is available as a pilot program but it could be expanded into the winter season if it becomes a big success.

Free rides begin June 24 through September between 8 a.m. and midnight.


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