VINE Transit

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Valley Intercity Neighborhood Express (VINE) Transit
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VINE Transit bus on Route 21 in 2016
ParentNapa Valley Transportation Authority[1]
Founded1998
Headquarters625 Burnell Street, Napa, CA
Service areaNapa County, California
Service typebus service, paratransit
Routes12
Hubs3
OperatorTransdev[1]
Websitewww.ridethevine.com

VINE Transit (an acronym for Valley Intercity Neighborhood Express.[2]) is a public transportation service in Napa County, California, United States; it is managed under the Napa Valley Transportation Authority and operated by Transdev. The system offers extensive service throughout the County along with providing connections to other public transportation systems in adjacent counties.

Service coverage[edit]

The Napa VINE provides services to the following cities, towns, and communities:

Napa County:

Solano County:

Sonoma County:

Contra Costa County

Schedules[edit]

All Napa VINE services do not operate on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • if Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve fall on a Sunday

However, these services operate on Saturday schedules on other holidays, including:

  • President's Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year's Eve

On other holidays (i.e. Columbus Day, Veterans Day), trips operate on normal weekday schedules.

Vine ElDorado Axess 35' coach parked at Vallejo Station

Routes[edit]

VINE Transit in Napa operates a fixed-route system of eight local and three regional routes which provides connections between other bus systems and BART. Unless noted, Sunday service is not provided.

Route Destination Service Notes
1 Browns Valley
2 Outlets / Old Sonoma / Laurel
3 South Napa Marketplace / Coombs
4 Shetler / South Napa Marketplace
5 Alta Heights
6 Redwood Park and Ride / Sutherland
7 Jefferson / Salvador
8 Downtown / Redwood Park and Ride
10 Napa Valley College / Calistoga Sunday Service Provided
11 Napa / Vallejo Sunday Service Provided
21 Napa / Fairfield / Suisun City
29 El Cerrito Del Norte BART Express route, subject to additional fares. Monday-Friday service only.

Shuttle brands[edit]

VINE manages and operates a number of deviated fixed-route or dial-a-ride bus services in other cities and towns using different brand names.

  • American Canyon Transit (ACT) is a deviated fixed-route service in American Canyon that operates two routes; one for peak service and another for normal service. ACT connects with SolTrans Route 1, and VINE Routes 11 and 29.
  • Calistoga Shuttle is an on-demand dial-a-ride service that operates within Calistoga[3]
  • St. Helena VINE is a deviated fixed route service that operates a route within the city of St. Helena.[4] It connects to VINE Routes 10 and 29.
  • Yountville Trolley is a deviated fixed route service that operates a north-south route in the city of Yountville.[5] It connects to VINE Routes 10 and 29.

Fares, transfers, and passes[edit]

To board a VINE bus, a passenger must either present a pass, Clipper Card, transfer slip or pay a cash fare. VINE offers discount passes in 31-day and 20-ride formats. A 31-day pass offers unlimited rides for 31 consecutive days from the first day of use on regular routes (1 through 25); there are two separate types of 31-day passes for Route 29. For 20-ride passes, one use is used to board a regular bus, while uses differ on Routes 29 and 21. Transfer slips are issued to passengers who pay cash fare or use punch passes. They are used to transfer from one regular route to another without the need to pay an additional fare or punch; however a transfer is not valid between Routes 10 and 11. They can be used on express buses for an additional charge.[6] Since 2014, Clipper Cards are accepted and various 31-day passes can be loaded onto the card. [7] If nothing is presented, a cash fare must be paid.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sousa, JL (26 July 2016). "Napa transportation agency settles on VINE operator". Napa Valley Register. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  2. ^ Motor Bus Society, Convention Report, Spring 2005. April 18, 2005
  3. ^ "Transportation". City of Calistoga. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  4. ^ "St. helena VINE". VINE Transit.
  5. ^ Yountville VINE Shuttle
  6. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". VINE Transit. Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency.
  7. ^ "Bay Area transit card now accepted by the VINE". Napa Valley Register. 3 November 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2016.

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