SolTrans

Press Release: SolTrans Limited Service Routes to Bay Area Events

Solano County Transit (SolTrans) will provide limited service to the California Dental Association Cares Event on Friday, April 25, 2014 and Saturday, April 26, 2014. Limited service will also be provided to the Workers Memorial event in Concord, CA on Monday, April 28, 2014. Both limited service routes will not charge fares and are for the stated dates only. Anyone wishing to ride may do so even if they are not attending either event.

April 25, 2014 & April 26, 2014: California Dental Association Cares

SolTrans will provide service to the fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday will provide convenient access to the CDA Cares event which will feature a free dental clinic to provide oral health care and education for more than 2,000 Solano County residents as well as Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.  The limited route will provide service from the Vallejo Transit Center and the City of Fairfield on Friday, April 25, 2014 and from the Vallejo Transit Center and the City of Vacaville on Saturday, April 26, 2014. For more information about this event, please visit the organizers’ website at: http://www.cdafoundation.org/cda-cares/solano.

April 28, 2014: Workers Memorial Day

SolTrans will provide limited service for those interested in attending the Workers Memorial Day event in Concord, CA. SolTrans will provide service for those traveling from Suisun City, Vallejo and Benicia to the Concord BART station. The event will be held at Todos Santos Plaza, just a few blocks away. For more information about this event, please visit the organizers’ website at: http://www.napasolanoclc.org.

For the full outbound and inbound schedules for each of these events, please visit the “News” section of www.soltransride.com or call SolTrans Customer Service at (707) 648-4666.

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Limited Service to Solano County Fairgrounds

Solano County Fairgrounds Limited Service Schedule

Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th, 2014, SolTrans is offering limited bus service to the Solano County Fairgrounds from Vallejo, Fairfield and Vacaville.

This route will serve the Fairgrounds where the CDA Cares Event is being held, as well as provide convenient access to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom across the street.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Vallejo Transit Center / Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo / Solano Mall, Fairfield

Fairgrounds 4-25-14

 

Saturday April 26, 2014

Vallejo Transit Center / Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo / Vacaville Health Center

Fairgrounds 4-26-14

Passengers must be ready to board 5 minutes prior to the listed departure time.

 

Bus Stop Locations

 

Fairgrounds bus stop locations

For more information call Customer Service at (707) 648-4666

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Rider Alert: Temporary Route 7 Detour

Effective April 27, 2014:

Due to road closures on Redwood Parkway and Ascot Parkway for the Vallejo 10K Race, Route 7 service will not serve the following stops until 12:00 PM:

– Springs Rd. & Avian Dr.

– Avian Dr. & Tennessee St.

– Columbus Pkwy & Ascot Pkwy

– Ascot Pkwy & Locust Dr.

– Ascot Pkwy & Sunrise Way

– Ascot Pkwy & Redwood (Jesse Bethel)

– Redwood Pkwy & Oakwood Dr.

 Sunday, April 27, 2014

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Limited Service Route April 28, 2014

SolTrans will provide limited service on Monday, April 28, 2014 for those interested in attending an event for Workers Memorial Day in Concord, CA.

The event will take place at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord. Attendees will meet at the Concord BART station and walk 4 blocks to Todos Santos Plaza. Event will be held 4:30-6:30pm on April 28, 2014.

More information about the event can be found at the organizer’s website here.

 Click here for a printable schedule for limited fixed route service to the event or view the schedule below:

Workers Memorial flyer 4.28.14

 

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Press Release: New legislation enables significant improvements to Vallejo park and ride facility

 New legislation enables significant improvements to Vallejo park and ride facility

SolTrans welcomes SB 1368 by Senator Lois Wolk

Vallejo, CA –New legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to enable Solano County Transit (SolTrans), in partnership with the Solano Transportation Authority (a member agency of SolTrans), to modernize and expand the “SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub” in Vallejo, a vital transportation hub in Solano County, is moving through the Legislature this year.

Wolk’s Senate Bill 1368 would allow Caltrans to transfer its property surrounding the Curtola Park and Ride to SolTrans, the public transportation provider for the Cities of Benicia and Vallejo.  The bill would give SolTrans full authority to make significant improvements to the facility including expanded parking capacity for commuters, new electric vehicle charging stations, a new transit center, and enhanced casual carpool and passenger drop-off and waiting facilities.

“SB 1368 will expedite the tedious process currently required before CalTrans will allow SolTrans to independently improve CalTrans’ portion of this Park and Ride Hub,” said Wolk.  “This measure will enable SolTrans to provide local commuters improved and expanded services and will encourage more Solano County residents to carpool, use public transportation and other environmentally-friendly methods of transportation.”

Currently, the Curtola Park and Ride facility is utilized by approximately 600 daily commuters traveling to and from San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties for work, school, and other life needs.

“SolTrans’ Board of Directors thanks Senator Wolk for writing a bill that recognizes the importance of allowing local jurisdictions to respond to citizen needs in the most efficient and expeditious manner,” said Mark Hughes, Chairperson of the SolTrans Board of Directors.  “SolTrans prides itself on delivering safe, reliable and efficient transportation services that link people, jobs, and communities.  Senator Wolk knows that by allowing SolTrans to gain full ownership of the property at the SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub, the agency will be able to focus solely on and respond to local transportation needs.”

Wolk’s legislation will benefit SolTrans and other Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) throughout the State of California that are responsible for building, operating and maintaining infrastructure aimed at increasing the use of public transit, active transportation modes, and environmentally friendly technologies such as electric-powered vehicles.

 

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Press Release: SolTrans Finalizes Schedule Changes to Routes 1 & 3

Changes to Routes 1 and 3 which will take effect on Monday, April 7, 2014. These schedule changes were approved by the Board of Directors on February 26, 2014.

Responding to concerns about schedule adherence on Route 1, schedule adjustments to the route will address changing traffic conditions and slower boardings at stops along the route. The proposed schedule changes will be cost-neutral, as they do not require additional financial resources or equipment.

The outreach efforts included transit operators, riders, and the SolTrans Board of Directors and SolTrans staff is grateful for the participation of these groups.

The changes affect only weekday timed stops with most changes falling within 1-5 minutes of their current departures. Actual locations of bus stops for these routes have not changed. Route 1’s first run of the morning is most impacted by the changes as it will shift twenty minutes earlier from the first pick-up of 5:50am to 5:30am. For a full listing of the proposed schedule changes, please click here or collect a flyer on board any local fixed-route bus.

To view the press release, click here.

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