Napa Valley Forward Program is a new initiative to help employers and workers alike find relief from traffic congestion by connecting Napa County commuters with alternatives to driving alone.
Launching in late January, 2020, Napa Valley Forward is a two-year pilot program supported by funding from MTC as well as private sector partners Napa Valley Vintners and Visit Napa Valley.
The program's goal is to reduce persistent traffic congestion on Highway 29 and the Silverado Trail by promoting the use of more sustainable commute modes, such as carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking and taking transit, to get to work.
- Move more people in fewer cars through Highway 29 and Silverado Trail
- Take advantage of today’s emerging technologies
- Equip employers with tools and data
- Experiment, learn, adjust and repeat
All Napa employers in the hospitality or winery industries are invited to participate in the two-year pilot.
Why should employers participate in Napa Valley Forward?
- Understand your own employer transportation challenges
- Offer economic benefits and cost savings for both employers and employees
- Attract and retain talent: “Keep Napa Competitive”
The Luum platform serves as the foundation for the Napa Valley Forward pilot. The platform consolidates all relevant travel information, collects carpool and vanpool interest, and houses incentives for employees who log their trips on the website. To ensure we reach all employee groups, the platform is available in Spanish as well as English. A mobile app is also available for easy logging and reward redemptions.
With support from participating employers, the pilot program's first year will be an experiment to test out different outreach approaches, incentive structures and new mobility options. Employers are welcome to share their ideas for effective strategies to assist their employees get to work.
MTC is leading the Napa Valley Forward initiative in coordination with Steer, which manages development and implementation of the commute management platform, including working with participating employers throughout the pilot period. Luum will develop and provide technical support for the commute management platform.
To learn more about the Napa Valley Forward project, please contact MTC project manager Nicola Szibbo at Nszibbo@bayareametro.gov; or Jenny Hong, Program Administrator at Steer, at Jenny.Hong@steergroup.com.
The following Napa employers are currently participating in the Napa Valley Forward Program:
- Trinchero Family Estates
- Auberge du Soleil
- Calistoga Ranch
- Silverado Resort
- V. Sattui Winery
- Napa Valley Wine Train
- Las Alcobas
- Boisset Family Estates
- Joseph Phelps
- Embassy Suites
- C. Mondavi & Family
- Opus One
- Cakebread Cellars
- Silver Oak
- Harvest Inn
- St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
- Long Meadow Ranch