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Project Profile: Napa Valley Vine Bus Maintenance Facility, Napa County, California

Drawing of Vine Bus Terminal

Aerial view architectural rendering of the Vine Bus maintenance and operations facility. Construction started on the $41 million facility in south Napa in February 2022 and is expected to be completed in July 2023.

Source: Credit to the Stantec Inc.’s design of the NVTA operations and maintenance facility

Project Name

Napa Valley Vine Bus Maintenance Facility


Napa County, California

Project Sponsor

Napa Valley Transportation Authority

Program Areas

Project FinanceValue CaptureTIFIA

Value Capture Techniques

Special Assessment: Sales Tax Districts


Public Transit-Bus Maintenance Facility


The Napa Valley Transit Authority (NVTA) operates Vine Transit, which provides bus, community shuttle, and paratransit services for Napa County. NVTA plans to construct a 31,504—square foot transit maintenance facility with a 40-year useful life to replace its currently leased transit yard in the city of Napa, California. The new facility will include charging infrastructure for NVTA’s new electric bus fleet. The project will provide a variety of benefits, including addressing growing transit needs to reduce emissions from single-occupancy vehicles, improving operational efficiencies and safety of fleet management, and providing a photovoltaic system to support zero-emission targets. The Project will also incorporate environmentally sustainable materials.



Funding Sources

TIFIA Loan — $19.9 million

Transportation Development Act (sales taxes) — $9.2 million

Federal Transit Administration Grants — $5.3 million

Private Bank Loan — $5.0 million

SB1 Local Partnership Program — $1.1 million

SB1 State of Good Repair — $0.1 million


Local Transportation Fund (LTF) sales taxes, fare box revenues and all other ancillary revenues of NVTA

  • First priority senior obligation on funds received in CASA and a pledge of fare box revenues

TIFIA benefits from a gross repayment structure in which debt service is paid before any other use available to NVTA

  • NVTA is the sole recipient of all LTF in Napa County
  • Debt service is fully repaid under all scenarios with minimum coverages
Project Delivery / Contract Method


Private Partner

Great Hill ConstructorsAlten Construction, general contractor

Stantec provided programming, master planning, architecture and interior design on the project.

Project Advisors / Consultants



USDOT TIFIA, commercial bank

Duration / Status

35 years; TIFIA Closed FY2022

NVTA Breaks Ground on New Maintenance Facility on February 16, 2022. Construction is expected to be completed in July 2023

TIFIA Credit Assistance

Direct Loan.

The TIFIA loan will be repaid with primary Farebox Revenues
Financial Status/Financial Performance

Primary Revenue Pledge: Farebox Revenues

  • The project will also create 624 direct and indirect jobs and spur growth/development in the area.
  • The project aims to ensure maximum solar potential by utilizing rooftop solar panels and planning the site to allow for additional solar canopies.
  • This project received one of the first TIFIA loans made by the Build America Bureau through its Rural Projects Initiative, which makes TIFIA financing more accessible to small communities. Under this initiative, the Bureau can offer eligible borrowers in a qualified rural area significant savings over traditional TIFIA loans and other commercial financing products.
  • The project will be partially funded by sales taxes authorized by the California law called the Transportation Development Act of 1971 (SB 325). This law created two major funding sources for public transportation, a 0.25-cent general sales tax and a statewide sales tax on diesel fuel
  • The Vine Bus Maintenance Facility is crucial to ensure the transit system can operate efficiently, adapt to new technologies, and grow to serve the people who live, work, and visit Napa Valley
Related Links / Articles

Vine Transit Maintenance Facility

NVTA Vine Bus Facility

Transportation Development Act

Transportation Development Act (TDA), State Controller Office

NVTA Breaks Ground on New Maintenance Facility

Napa Valley Transportation Authority awarded federal loan for Vine Bus Maintenance Facility Project

USDOT Announces up to $19.92M in TIFIA Loan Credit Assistance for the Vine Bus Maintenance Facility Project


Rebecca Schenck
NVTA Transit Manager
Tel: (707) 259-8636

Side view of Vine Bus Maintenance Building

View of the new Vine Bus maintenance building and operations facility in south

Credit to Stantec Inc.

Drawing of new Vine Bus Mainenance building.

Architectural rendering of the new Vine Bus operation building. Construction started on the $41 million facility in south Napa in February 2022 and is expected to be completed in July 2023. (courtesy of Stantec)

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