Traveler Information

Public transportation in Napa County is available in the form of buses, shuttles, vans, and trains. These services allow people who don't have access to private vehicles to shop, visit friends/relatives, get to medical appointments, go to work and even take vacations.

In partnership with Solano Transportation Authority, the Solano Napa Commuter Information (SNCI) offers personalized assistance for traveling around Solano/Napa Counties and neighboring cities.  SNCI is a public agency program with free information and services for using alternative transportation in Solano and Napa Counties and surrounding regions.

The SNCI program has been in existence since 1979. It began as part of a statewide network of rideshare programs funded primarily by Caltrans. SNCI is a program of the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) funded through Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) Regional Rideshare, Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Eastern Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (ECMAQ) and Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District (YSAQMD) funds for the purpose of managing countywide and regional rideshare programs in Napa and Solano counties and providing air quality improvements through trip reduction.

Free Ridematch Service

SNCI participates in the regional ridesharing services, an interactive, on-demand system that helps you find carpools, vanpools or bicycle partners. It's all free to you. Ridesharing is:

  • Flexible. You can carpool or vanpool once a week or everyday.
  • Easy. You simply provide your starting and end points and when you want to travel. RideMatch will find potential partners.
  • Reliable. Your ride will leave at the same time everyday—and we offer emergency rides home for the unexpected.
  • Rewarding. You'll save money on your commute, and can receive direct cash incentives!

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Need Help?  Call 1-800-535-6883 or email

Vanpool Incentives

Take charge of your commute with these terrific incentives:

  1. $300: New vanpool drivers can receive $100 gas cards for three months. Download document with details.
  2. $100: Vanpool back-up drivers can receive $50 gas cards for two months. Download document with details.
  3. $100+: For new vanpools, receive gas card subsidies of $100 per empty seat for the first month, to get you on the road as you find passengers ($75/2nd month, $50/3rd month, $25/4th month). Download document with details.
  4. Tax savings: Through the Commuter Tax Benefit pre-tax transit vouchers for qualified vanpool are available. Download document with details.

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Need Help? Call 1-800-535-6883 or email

Emergency Ride Home

If you work in Napa or Solano county, you can rest assured as you carpool, vanpool, take transit, bike, or walk to work that your employer and SNCI will be there for you in an emergency. Enrollment in the SNCI Emergency Ride Home program provides employees with a free taxi ride or a 24-hour car rental in case of a bonafide emergency.

If you work in another county, ask us if you need assistance finding the Emergency Ride Home program there. Nearly all Bay Area counties have one.


Commuter Tax Benefits

Did you know you can pay for certain commute costs with pre-tax (Internal Revenue Code Section 132 (F),
as amended by TEA-21, Title IX, Section 91) dollars and reap the benefits every day? Under Section 132(F)
of federal tax code, an employer can offer its employees up to $230 per month for transit or vanpool costs,
and up to $230 in qualified parking costs, and up to $20 for bicycling costs.          

Here’s how to take advantage of the benefit:

  • Find out if your employer offers Commuter Tax Benefits. Your Human Resources staff should be able to tell you. If they don't, you can see if they'll consider offering it. Or, you can contact Sorel Klein at SNCI (707) 427-5101) and we’ll contact your employer about the program.
  • If you are driving a van, but your vanpool is not registered with our Regional Ridematch Service, you may be missing out on some of these great benefits.
  • Make sure you’re using a qualifying commute alternative. The benefit is available to commuters who are in a vanpool, take public transit or use qualified parking. (Carpooling is unfortunately not a qualified alternative because it is difficult to account for its costs.)

For Employers

With Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits

Your Employees will:

  • Have easy access to pre-tax dollars – up to $230 monthly – for most commuting costs.
  • Save up to 40% in transit-related expenses.
  • Help reduce carbon emissions by leaving their cars at home.

Your Company will:

  • Enhance its wage and benefit compensation without adding to its financial and administrative obligations.
  • Bolster its recruitment and retention programs and stay competitive.
  • Reduce its payroll taxes.
  • Save on costly capital outlays and maintenance of parking facilities.
  • Reinforce its commitment to environmental concerns and corporate sustainability.