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New Napa Valley Bus Schedules, Routes, Fares Begin

The Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency has rolled out new schedules, fares, routes and stops including the new transit center on Burnell Street. Bookmark this article for quick links to all the VINE info you need.

The new website for VINE bus schedules and information is ridethevine.com. Here are direct links to the new schedules for all VINE routes. Most adult fares are $1.50.

Intercity routes

Napa city routes:

Community shuttles:

Vital stats: Soscol Gateway Transit Center, 625 Burnell St., Napa: (707) 259.8631, www.ridethevine.com, contact@nctpa.net.

About the changes: It's a whole new VINE: The municipal bus system serving Napa County has new schedules, fares and stops — as well as a new website — and is now operating, along with its parent agency, out of a brand-new building on Burnell Street east of downtown.

"A lot of us were here at 5:30 this morning," said Kate Miller Monday. Miller is executive director of the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency, which has moved out of its rented digs on Randolph Street and into offices above the new Soscol Gateway Transit Center on Burnell, which replaces the now-closed Pearl Street bus station.

Apart from some opening-day hiccups, like the fact the new NCTPA website was still displaying dummy text Monday afternoon, Miller said for the most part the switchover "went really well."

What do you think of the changes? Tell us in the comments.

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Tom Roberts December 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM
I am sorry there has been some miscommunication here. To be clear: a) You may transfer at any point between any bus on any route and board any bus on any route at any designated stop. Your standard 31-day monthly pass is good on any bus on any route beteen Calistoga and the Vallejo ferry and everywhere in between EXCEPT the route 29 express bus. -Tom Roberts, Manager of Public Transit
Tom Roberts December 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM
We have been working with rusty and have come up with some better options that should get his daughter to school in about 20 - 30 minutes. That said, once we have been running these routes in real time for a month or two and received all the public comment, we will be adjusting timings and tweaking things here and there. -Tom Roberts, Manager of Public Transit
Tom Roberts December 14, 2012 at 11:20 PM
I am sorry you had this experience. i will forward it onto the operations and facilities folks. -Tom Roberts, Manager of Public Transit
Tom Roberts December 14, 2012 at 11:25 PM
We are very happy to work one-on-one with riders to help them plan their route. What we can say is the former system was dominated by long site-seeing tours of napa where it took 1 to 1.5 hours to cross Napa by bus. For the vast majority of people the new routes are shorter, faster and more direct. We are finding that people may not understand that, unlike the old system, now they are welcome to transfer buses for free anywhere and they should always consider the routes 8, 10 and 11 to move quickly between north and south Napa.
Ashley Yoder March 27, 2013 at 07:02 AM
when is route 20 going to be available?

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