ABOUT MOUNTAINEER
TRANSIT COMPANY

Mission
To provide transit within Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows to assessed businesses' guests, employees, owners, and visitors to improve resort traffic congestion, guests’ experience, and safety.

Vision
Continue to be the leader and innovator of free, on-demand micro transit in and around Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows resulting in reduced personal vehicle use, and remaining open to future integration with regional transportation systems where there are measurable benefits to assessed businesses and their guests.

 

Background

Mountaineer Transit Company (MTC), the nonprofit formed as a collaborative effort of Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows’ homeowner associations, lodging properties, and the ski resort, has been offering its complimentary Mountaineer on-demand shuttle service provided within Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows since December 2018.
 
MTC’s goal is to reduce in-valley trips within Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows by providing convenient, shuttle service at no cost to the rider. The intention is to eventually integrate into the Tahoe Area Regional Transit system (TART and TART Connect) to make it easy for those interested in traveling outside of the resort community to areas such as Truckee, Tahoe City, and other North Lake Tahoe destinations without the need for a personal vehicle. 
MTC funds Mountaineer, the microtransit system through a Tourism Business Improvement District (District) with a combination of a one percent assessment on lift tickets sold on-site by Palisades Tahoe, one percent assessment on Palisades Tahoe frequency products, and a one percent assessment on transient lodging and vacation rentals within Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows. MTC operates on these assessment funds alone, but may seek partnerships with Placer County and others to pursue additional funding for expanded services. The District was put in place for an initial five year period. In June 2022 MTC began the process of renewing  the District for an additional five years.
 
MTC is run by a 9-person volunteer Board of Directors comprised of local stakeholders and one part-time staff member, responsible for ongoing District oversight and Mountaineer service administration and operations.
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