Reducing dependence on cars key to climate initiative targets

NORTH BAY – Napa County is searching for ways to become less dependent on cars in order to comply with state climate change protection targets.

"We are trying to figure out how to decongest, to provide alternatives to driving," said Paul Price, the executive director for the Napa County Transportation Planning Agency.

Mr. Price came to the planning agency six months ago with 35 years of experience in the transportation industry.

"Planning and delivering is the real rush," he said of working in transportation. "Figuring out the needs of a community and making it happen."

There are a number of issues Napa has to deal with, said Mr. Price. One of the core issues is there is not a local transportation sales tax measure to fund the projects that need to be done. He said voters did not pass the measure the last time it went to a vote.

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