|Parent||Napa Valley Transportation Authority|
|Headquarters||625 Burnell Street, Napa, CA|
|Service area||Napa County, California|
|Service type||bus service, paratransit|
VINE Transit (an acronym for Valley Intercity Neighborhood Express.) is a public transportation service in Napa County, California, United States; it is managed under the Napa Valley Transportation Authority and operated by Transdev. The system offers extensive service throughout the county along with providing connections to other public transportation systems in adjacent counties.
The Napa VINE provides services to the following cities, towns, and communities:
All Napa VINE services do not operate on the following holidays:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day (July 4)
- Labor Day
- Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, if it falls on a Sunday
However, these services operate on Saturday schedules on other holidays, including:
- President's Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- New Year's Eve
Fleet and livery
The VINE Transit branded fleet is made of the following types of coaches:
|Year||Fleet numbers||Make||Model||Length (feet)||Propulsion||Quantity||Notes|
|2002||1704||Gillig||Low Floor||40||Diesel||1||Ex Monterey–Salinas Transit 1704, acquired in 2019|
|2003||133-134||Phantom||2||Back up fleet|
|2013||135-138||ElDorado National||Axess BRT||4|
- General Motors Corporation RTS-03 (phased out in early 2013)
- Orion International Orion V 40'
- New Flyer Industries Diesel-electric hybrid 35' Restyled low-floor (DE35LFR) and Diesel-electric 40' low-floor (DE40LF)
Newer buses are grey colored with the current VINE logo displayed along the middle of the bus. Most buses are painted white with the previous VINE logo printed on the side of the bus. However, the DE40LF buses offer artwork promoting VINE's environmentally friendly features; these buses were also wrapped to promote the Spare the Air program. In addition, a number of Gillig Phantom buses exclusive to Route 21 are wrapped in advertising promoting that route. Previously, the livery was simply a green bordered red horizontal stripe with "City of Napa" written near the front in white letters.
VINE Transit in Napa operates a fixed-route system of ten local and four regional routes which provides connections between other bus systems and BART. Express routes are subject to additional fares.
|Route||Route Name/Area Served||Service Notes||Service/Fare Type|
|A||Browns Valley | North Napa||Monday - Saturday||Local|
|B||Westwood | South Napa|
|C||Jefferson | Central Napa|
|10||Up Valley Connector||Monday - Sunday|
|10X||Up Valley Express||Monday - Friday||Express|
|11||Napa-Vallejo Connector||Monday - Sunday||Local|
|11X||Napa-Vallejo Express||Monday - Friday||Express|
VINE manages and operates a number of deviated fixed-route or dial-a-ride bus services in other cities and towns in the county using different brand names.
- American Canyon Transit (ACT) is a deviated fixed-route service in American Canyon that operates two routes; one for peak service and another for normal service. ACT connects with SolTrans Route 1, and VINE Routes 11 and 29.
- Calistoga Shuttle is an on-demand dial-a-ride service that operates within Calistoga
- St. Helena Shuttle is an on-demand dial-a-ride service that operates a route within the city of St. Helena. It connects to VINE Routes 10 and 29.
- Yountville Trolley is a deviated fixed route service that operates a north-south route in the city of Yountville. It connects to VINE Routes 10 and 29.
Fares, transfers, and passes
To board a VINE bus, a passenger must either present a pass, Clipper Card, transfer slip or pay a cash fare. VINE offers discount passes in 31-day and 20-ride formats. A 31-day pass offers unlimited rides for 31 consecutive days from the first day of use on regular routes (1 through 25); there are two separate types of 31-day passes for Route 29. For 20-ride passes, one use is used to board a regular bus, while uses differ on Routes 29 and 21. Transfer slips are issued to passengers who pay cash fare or use punch passes. They are used to transfer from one regular route to another without the need to pay an additional fare or punch; however a transfer is not valid between Routes 10 and 11. They can be used on express buses for an additional charge. Since 2014, Clipper Cards are accepted and various 31-day passes can be loaded onto the card.  If nothing is presented, a cash fare must be paid.
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- Motor Bus Society, Convention Report, Spring 2005. April 18, 2005
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- "Transportation". City of Calistoga. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- "St. helena VINE". VINE Transit.
- Yountville VINE Shuttle
- "Frequently Asked Questions". VINE Transit. Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency.
- "Bay Area transit card now accepted by the VINE". Napa Valley Register. 3 November 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
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