Napa Valley Transportation Authority, Vine Transit Drop Mask Requirement on Buses and at Transit Centers

NVTA recommends bus riders and Transit Center visitors wear masks

Starting tomorrow, Vine bus riders and visitors to the Soscol Gateway Transit Center won’t need to wear a face mask.

The Napa Valley Transportation Authority has lifted the mandatory mask mandate on the Vine Bus system and facilities. This decision follows a federal court decision and an announcement from Transportation Security Administration that masks are not required on federally-funded public transportation systems.

Although masks are no longer required, NVTA encourages riders to wear masks when riding a Vine bus or visiting the Soscol Gateway Transit Center.


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.