The Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency (NCTPA) proposed constructing a new bus transfer center, a park and ride lot, and 8,000 square feet of administrative office space near downtown Napa. The project includes a substantial “greening” of the NCTPA fleet from diesel to CNG and hybrid-electric vehicles to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and particulate matter.
Circlepoint completed all CEQA and NEPA documentation in six months, allowing NCTPA to meet their schedule for relocation. Additionally, completing interagency consultation with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to satisfy newly adopted air quality (PM2.5) requirements cleared the project from further quantitative review and allowed the Federal Transit Administration to provide grant funding for construction. In addition, Circlepoint worked creatively with NCTPA to modify bus schedules to avoid significant noise impacts and, with the City of Napa (a responsible agency), to streamline review of the CEQA document and approval of entitlements. In late 2012, Circlepoint assisted with addressing a substantial project change to the rerouting of inbound buses from Soscol Avenue, including preparation of a CEQA Addendum and coordination with both MTC and FTA to update the earlier NEPA work. The bus transfer center and offices opened for operations in December 2012.