TESA Tech Team Road Report

Fact Checks, Data Analysis & Project Insights from Tahoe East Shore Alliance
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Better Idea ? Build a Trumpet Interchange

Design Considerations for US 50 / SR28 Trumpet Interchange by Robert W. Byren, TESA Tech Team We suggest that a “trumpet” interchange at the Spooner Summit interchange, with SR20 passing under US 50, may be a better alternative to the

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US 50 Road Diet Violates Federal Guidelines

US 50 Road Diet Violates Federal Guidelines

Abstract This paper compares government-specified road-diet thresholds in traffic volume to peak daily traffic data from Placer.ai visitation data in the segment of US 50 from Stateline to Round Mound.  In all cases, maximum thresholds were handily exceeded during peak

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TESA tech team Tahoe East Shore Alliance Keep Hwy 50 four lanes
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TESA Tech Team

The TESA Tech Team comprises several professionals with a broad range of technical backgrounds, from physics, to aerospace engineering, to nutritional biology, to communications, to accounting.  The team is responsible for evaluating and substantiating claims, gathering data, and conducting technical analyses in support of TESA’s mission.  To date, the team has evaluated US 50 accident data to determine real root causes and is now evaluating roadway configurations in support of wildfire evacuation preparedness and emergency response.

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