August 20, 2014
Napa County Transportation & Planning Agency and Napa Vine Trail Coalition secure $3.6 million grant to complete Vine Trail from Napa to Yountville
NAPA, CA - Today, the California Transportation Commission awarded Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency a $3.6 million grant to complete the Oak Knoll District section of the Napa Valley Vine Trail. The project is a coordinated effort between NCTPA, the Vine Trail, the County of Napa, the City of Napa, and the Town of Yountville.
The funding is through the State of California’s Active Transportation Program (ATP). This program was established in 2013 to combine a number of federal and state programs. This first round of funding was highly competitive, with only 124 of 771 applications funded, totaling $184 million. The Vine Trail project was one of only twelve awarded in the Bay Area. The funds will complete the 6-mile Oak Knoll District section of bike/pedestrian trail paralleling Solano Avenue, connecting the City of Napa’s existing trail at Redwood Road to the Town of Yountville.
Kate Miller, Executive Director of Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency is thrilled that the project received funding. ”We’ve worked very hard to support the Vine Trail Coalition’s efforts as we believe the project will greatly improve the County’s active transportation network, improve safety for Napa’s children, and encourage interest in biking and walking.”
Chuck McMinn, Executive Director of the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition, gave credit to the public-private partnership which has allowed the Vine Trail to proceed, “This is an example of how government and our member board of twenty-eight community organizations can work together to achieve something which benefits the whole community. We are grateful for the generous support of our Founders Circle, which raised $1 million in matching funds since February, and our premier partners, the Napa Valley Vintners and Visit Napa Valley.”
Local design firm RSA engineered the project which is scheduled to begin construction in Spring 2015.
Contact: Kate Miller
NCTPA serves as the countywide transportation planning agency for the incorporated and unincorporated areas within Napa County. Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition is a non-profit corporation established in 2008 and operated by volunteers.