Tahoe City's $4.5 million transit center, which opened in late October on 2.5 acres just south of the Y in town, was just named the Overall Winner for the 2012 Western Red Cedar Architectural Design Awards. The awards are presented by a trade group promoting Western red cedar, and will be highlighted in an advertising insert in Architecture Daily. It's a nice little prize for the transit center, which seriously trumps the humble analog bus stops along the lake. Beyond's the center's cool design, 130 park-n-ride parking spaces, and bike lockers the hub will employ a high-tech display system made by NextBus that will provide real-time updates on bus arrival times on displays at the center, with info available by text as well.
· Tahoe City Transit Center wins design award [Sierra Sun]