System Alert: Vine Schedule to Change May 9, 2021

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Vine Schedule to Change May 9, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 4/28/2021

Media Contact: Robin Craig, NVTA Communications Officer
Email[email protected]
Phone: 707-253-4599

Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) Introducing Two New Fixed Routes in the City of Napa & Expanding Hours on Select Existing Services

NAPA —In response to Napa County’s move into less restrictive COVID tiers coupled with increased usage and demand for Vine services, NVTA will implement two new fixed route services in the City of Napa, expanding service hours on select Community Shuttles, and returning to a weekday schedule on the Routes 10 and 11 beginning on May 9, 2021.

Two new City of Napa routes, Route N and Route S, will serve major destinations along Trancas St, Jefferson Street, Soscol Ave and Imola Ave. The new routes will operate at around 30 minute headways beginning at 7:30AM and ending at 5:30PM Monday through Saturday.

NVTA will continue to operate Vine on-demand service between any bus stops in the City of Napa from 7:30AM to 5:30PM Monday to Saturday in addition to the two new fixed routes. Routes N and S offer a convenient option for riders in the high demand areas which will alleviate pressure on the on-demand buses serving these areas and deploying     them elsewhere in the City.

Due to increased demand, NVTA will extend the Yountville and Calistoga Shuttle hours on Fridays and Saturdays to 9:00PM. Additionally, NVTA is returning to a weekday schedule on Route 10 and Route 11. This will provide additional trip options for riders of these services.

NVTA continues to strongly encourage Vine riders to follow all of the latest recommended health and sanitation protocols so that Napa County’s public transit system can continue to provide vital transit service safely. Face coverings are required on Vine vehicles, at bus stops, and at all facilities. Seats are blocked off to promote physical distancing between passengers and Vine buses are thoroughly sterilized each day  with high touch-points cleaned several times during the day.

A summary of service changes are as follows with new changes indicated in bold:  

VINE TRANSIT

City of Napa will operate as an on-demand service

Routes N & S will begin service in the City of Napa

Routes 10 & 11 will return to a weekday schedule on Monday – Friday

Route 21 and 29 Regular service (No weekend service)

No service on Routes 10X and 11X

Napa Valley College will now be regularly served by Route 21

COMMUNITY SHUTTLES

Yountville Trolley:

Friday – Saturday 10am to 9pm

Sunday – Thursday 10am to 7pm 

Calistoga Shuttle

Monday – Thursday 7am to 7pm 

Friday 7am to 9pm

Saturday 8:15am to 9pm

No Service on Sunday

Ride Free to Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

We’re offering free rides to and from your COVID-19 vaccine appointment on all our routes!

How to Ride Free:

1. Plan the best route to your vaccine appointment on our homepage or call (707) 251-2800 for assistance.

2. Show proof of your appointment to your driver when boarding. (appointment card, text or email confirmation, etc… may be shown on a printout or mobile device).

3. Ride free to and from your appointment.

Find Out When You Can Get the Vaccine

Sign up online to get notified when you’re eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

OR

Call Napa County’s Vaccine Interest Hotline at (707) 253-4540, 9AM-5PM, Monday through Friday.

Clipper START Discount Fares Now Accepted on Vine

Save Money with Clipper START!

¡COMIENCE A AHORRAR con Clipper START!

Clipper START allows qualified riders to purchase Vine rides at a 20% discount. The rides may be used on any Vine route, but are not accepted on Vine Go.

Clipper START es un programa que ofrece descuentos de 20% para viajes individuales en Vine Transit. Clipper no se acepta en Vine Go.

Eligibility

Adults who have a household income of up to 200% of the federal poverty level (approximately $53,000 a year for a family of four) are eligible.

Clipper START está disponible para los residentes elegibles del Área de la Bahía de San Francisco con edades entre los 19 y los 64 años y con bajos ingresos. Para calificar, debe tener un nivel de ingresos bruto (antes de impuestos) de los siguientes valores o menos.

How to Apply

Apply online or download an application at clipperstartcard.com.

Solicite en línea o descargue una solicitud en clipperstartcard.com.

NVTA Commits to Bay Area Healthy Transit Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 09/22/2020

Media Contact: Robin Craig, NVTA Communications Officer

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 707-253-4599

Local transit agencies unite to provide a safe environment for transit workers and riders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NAPA —At its September 16 Board Meeting, the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) adopted a resolution that commits the agency to follow the Riding Together: Bay Area Healthy Transit Plan action items for frequent system cleaning, personal protective equipment and face coverings, and social distancing.

The plan recognizes that the region’s transit systems all connect with each other through transferring riders and a consistent health and safety plan to combat the spread of the coronavirus is essential to keep the region’s transit system operating safely and to keep transit workers and riders safe.

The Plan identifies standards and clarifies the responsibilities of transit workers and riders. Guidelines for face coverings, physical distancing, hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting, ventilation, touchless fares, and minimizing vocalization onboard are included in the plan.

It’s safe to get back on the bus. Vine Transit riders are slowly returning as the region eases restrictions on certain activities. Regional participation in this plan will help ensure the safety of riders and transit employees as ridership continues to increase.

The Bay Area Transit Plan was jointly developed by transit operators in all nine Bay Area counties, through their work with the Blue Ribbon Transit Recovery Trask Force, a committee convened to oversee the recovery of transit in the Bay Area. Blue Ribbon Task Force member, MTC Commissioner and NVTA Board Chair, Alfredo Pedroza commented that, “the Region’s transit systems keep our labor force moving, reduce traffic on our highways and freeways, and provide essential transportation for many of the Bay Area’s residents – riders need to know they’re safe before they’ll start riding again”.

The guidelines provided are based on information from the California Department of Public Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

Learn more about the Bay Area Healthy Transit Plan at http://www.healthytransitplan.com/.

Fares Resume September 13

As a result of enhanced safety measures, fare collection will resume September 13, 2020, on all Vine services.

Vine fares have been suspended since March, to reduce interactions between riders and operators. Driver barriers have now been installed on buses, making it possible for passengers to safely board through the front door again.

To keep riders and operators safe, Vine Transit is using enhanced cleaning practices, limiting passenger loads, and blocking off seats to promote social distance. Riders and staff are required to wear face coverings on all Vine vehicles, at bus stops, and at the transit center. Social distancing is also required onboard buses and at bus stops.

In order to keep lines moving quickly, and ensure proper physical distancing, we encourage riders to use cash-free fare options whenever possible. Multi-ride passes and Clipper Cards can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/vinepass or at the Soscol Gateway Transit Center. Riders can also pay their fare on a mobile device, using Hopthru or Token Transit.

For more information about fares (including fare costs, payment methods, and more), please visit https://vinetransit.com/fares/.

Riding Together: Bay Area Healthy Transit Plan

The COVID-19 Pandemic has been a massive strain for everyone. And it presents transit systems with a historic set of challenges, including the need to adjust protocols and procedures to ensure a safe operating environment for everyone.

Transit operators in the nine Bay Area counties, have joined forces to initiate research, study U.S. and international efforts, and review information from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), to develop common commitments and expectations for employees and passengers in our Bay Area transit systems.

From this work, we developed Riding Together—Bay Area Healthy Transit Plan. Development of our plan has additionally included collaboration with regional leaders, transit workers, paratransit providers, rider advocates, public health experts, and others.

As we are all guided forward by our State and local leadership toward business resumption, we view the safety of our employees and passengers as job number one. This plan serves as a tool for us, providing common commitments that have been set in place for our employees, our current passengers, and those who will be returning to transit.
This is a plan we own. A plan we will report on. And a plan that we will modify to the fluctuating nature of this pandemic. Furthermore, we are committed to the success of this plan, and look forward to a partnership with our customers and the shared responsibility for reducing transmission by properly wearing face coverings and meeting other expectations. We are all in this together. We look ahead to serving our customers as well as teaming with them to work through this challenging time that faces everyone.

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Face masks required on all Vine buses

Use of masks or other face coverings is now required on board all Vine vehicles in accordance with the County of Napa updated Shelter at Home Order.

Uso de mascarillas ya es obligatorio abordo del Vine de acuero con el orden del Condado de Napa.

CLICK HERE for more information about COVID-19 related service changes.