Napa Valley Transportation Authority Invests in Imola Park & Ride to Increase Safety and Reduce Travel Times for Express Bus Riders

Commuters may temporarily experience increased traffic at W. Imola Avenue by SR 29 due to construction

Napa, Calif. – Napa Valley bus riders will soon experience better access, reduced commute times, and improved safety as the Napa Valley Transportation Authority constructs improvements to the Imola Park & Ride.

This project includes constructing and installing:

  • Northbound and southbound bus pullouts and platforms, with acceleration and deceleration lanes, on southbound on-ramp and northbound off-ramp SR 29;
  • Pedestrian infrastructure and lighting at and between the Park & Ride lot and on/off ramps;
  • Sidewalk and bicycle facilities on the south side of Imola Avenue;
  • Traffic signal improvements for bus and pedestrian access;
  • Sheltered waiting areas with lighting;
  • Wayfinding and transit information;
  • New pavement at the Park & Ride facility; and
  • Electric vehicle charging stations.

As a result of construction, some motorists may experience traffic delays. The two eastbound lanes of Imola Avenue at the SR 29 interchange have been reduced to one lane. Construction is expected to be completed by this summer.

The project will create major timesaving for riders of the Vine express bus system. Riders will experience significantly reduced travel times to and from the El Cerrito Del Norte BART station by not going into the City of Napa and stopping at the Soscol Gateway Transit Center.

“This is really going to make significant improvements for Vine express bus riders and will greatly improve bike and pedestrian access in the area as well as make significant repairs to the Caltrans’ Park and Ride,” said NVTA Executive Director Kate Miller.

This project is estimated to cost about $3 million.

The NVTA appreciates your patience during construction and invites your comments.


Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) serves as the Congestion Management Agency (CMA) for Napa County, responsible for programming state and federal funds for local projects. A Joint Powers Authority, NVTA is responsible for the county’s short- and long-term regional transportation planning, working closely with its local, regional, state and federal partners to improve Napa County’s streets, highways, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. NVTA also manages the Vine Transit bus system, providing local fixed-route service in Napa, door-to-door paratransit and community shuttles, and regional express bus service throughout the North Bay.