New Leadership at Napa Valley Transportation Authority


NVTA and NVTA-TA Boards elect new chair, vice chair to one-year terms

The Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) and Napa Valley Transportation Authority – Tax Agency (NVTA-TA) are under new leadership, effective July 1, 2002.

At the Wednesday, June 15 NVTA and NVTA-TA Board of Directors meetings, board members unanimously voted in Liz Alessio as board chair and Mark Joseph as board vice chair. Alessio is the City of Napa District 1 council member. Joseph is a City of American Canyon council member. The NVTA and NVTA-TA chair and vice chair serve one-year terms with the option to extend for another year. Napa County Supervisor Alfredo Pedroza and Alessio served as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, from 2020-2022.

“I look forward to using my experience as NVTA and NVTA-TA vice chair to continue delivering on capital improvement projects that relieve traffic congestion, improve commute alternatives, and provide clean and reliable public transportation for residents and visitors to the Napa Valley,” said NVTA Chair Alessio. “Supervisor Pedroza led us during difficult times as the agency weathered the pandemic, struggling to keep transit relevant and getting many capital projects funded and ready for construction. I’m very grateful to him for his dedication and leadership.”

Mark Joseph noted, “I am honored by the Board’s confidence, and I feel optimistic that this appointment will help focus transportation improvements in the southern portion of the county.”

There are 13 appointed members of the NVTA and NVTA-TA Boards of Directors. The Boards are made up of elected officials from the Napa County Board of Supervisors and city councils in each of Napa County’s jurisdictions, as well as an ex-officio member representing NVTA’s Paratransit Coordinating Council. Membership is the same for both boards.


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.


The Napa Valley Transportation Authority – Tax Agency manages and allocates funds from the Measure T sales tax Ordinance 2012-01, known as the Napa Countywide Road Maintenance Act.