NVTA Offering Free Rides on Vine Transit System for Everyone in Response to Fire Disaster

No charge to ride Vine Transit buses and shuttles for next three weeks

The Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) announced today that it is offering free rides on Vine Transit for the next three weeks to aid in the recovery from the fire disaster.  During this no-fare period, riders will not have to pay to ride anywhere Vine Transit operates in Napa County. Also included are regional connections to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal, Amtrak in Suisun/Fairfield and to BART’s El Cerrito station.

“Transportation needs are often high on the list of concerns for people who are coping with disaster,” Kate Miller, NVTA’s executive director, said. “We hope this period of free rides helps ease their burden.”   

Note that Vine Transit has temporarily suspended some bus service through this weekend to assist with evacuation efforts.  The temporary changes affect all routes, except for Routes 8, 10, and 11, which are operating on the Saturday schedule.

Route 29 will continue operating through this weekend. However, Routes 10 and 29 will turn around in St. Helena due to the city-wide evacuation of Calistoga.  Shuttle service in American Canyon, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga also is suspended.

Vine Transit will resume normal service Monday.

Schedules can be found at http://www.ridethevine.com/vine.

Riders can obtain updated information by calling Vine Transit dispatch at 707-251-1097 and through Vine's social media channels.

Vine Transit provides emergency transit services at the direction of the Napa County Emergency Operations Center. Since early Monday, Vine drivers have helped evacuate people in Napa, Yountville, and Calistoga.