Despite a slow start to summer during the chilly middle weeks of June, ridership is picking up on the East Shore Express thanks to the July 4 holiday, officials said this week.
The Incline Village shuttle bus to and from Sand Harbor saw 2,839 riders from July 1 through July 8, according to statistics provided Tuesday by the Tahoe Transportation District. Of that number, 1,430 passengers were counted on the Fourth of July.
"Overall, I'd say it's been fairly successful," said Curtis Garner, transit manager for TTD.
While most riders were counted as being picked up either at Sand Harbor …