Press Release: SolTrans & National Express Win APTA Gold Award for Excellence in Safety Achievement

Benicia & Vallejo, CA – Solano County Transit (SolTrans) and its contracted operator, National Express Transit Services Corporation (National Express), have been awarded the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Gold Award for Excellence in Safety Achievement.  The award was presented Sunday, May 4, at the Opening Ceremonies of the annual APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference held in Kansas City, Missouri.  SolTrans Executive Director Mona Babauta was present alongside representatives of National Express to receive the award and be recognized in front of more than 500 conference attendees from across North America.

“SolTrans is honored to be recognized by APTA and our peers around the country for our achievements in safety over the past year.” said Ms. Babauta.  “We take safety very seriously, and through our partnership with National Express and their strong expertise in the area of safety and security, we have, as partners, been able to make significant strides in strengthening our safety program at SolTrans. It is a proud moment for transportation in South Solano County, and I am especially proud of our team of employees whose work and dedication led to the receipt of this prestigious award.”

According to APTA, SolTrans and National Express received this award due to the significant improvements in safety since National Express took over the operations from the prior contractor in July 2013.  These improvements include a 71 percent reduction in vehicular accidents, a 75 percent reduction in passenger-related incidents, and a 56 percent reduction in employee injuries.

National Express’ Vice President for Safety, Mr. Tom Greufe, attributes the safety improvements to an overhaul of the safety culture at the operation: “When National Express was selected by SolTrans last year, we knew we would have to establish new systems and policies to improve safety performance. But it took the whole team, including all the operators, to actually achieve what we were able to achieve in such a short time.”

The award presentation included a short video about the SolTrans team, which can be viewed on the SolTrans facebook page (

Solano County Transit (SolTrans) is the public transportation provider for the Cities of Benicia and Vallejo.  SolTrans provides local fixed route bus, regional express bus, complementary paratransit, dial-a-ride service, and subsidized taxi programs. We deliver safe, reliable and efficient transportation services that link people, jobs, and our communities.  The agency is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that is governed by a six-member Board of Directors.  The Board is composed of two representatives from each member city, Solano County’s representative on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and a representative from the Solano Transportation Authority.






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SolTrans Local and Intercity Taxi Scrip Expire on June 30, 2014

NOTICE:  Scrip expires 06-30-14

Both SolTrans Local Taxi Scrip, and Solano County Intercity Taxi Scrip are non-refundable or exchangeable and expire June 30, 2014.

Please purchase only what you will use before June 30, 2104, as refunds or exchanges will not be made.

New SolTrans local taxi scrip and Solano County Intercity Taxi Scrip for the next fiscal year will be made available for purchase on July 1, 2014.


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Press Release: SolTrans Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day

Solano County Transit (SolTrans) will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

In partnership with the Solano Transportation Authority and its Solano Napa Commuter Information program, SolTrans will host a Bike to Work Energizer Station at the Vallejo Transit Center on May 8, 2014 from 9:30am-6:00pm.

SolTrans invites bicyclists to the Vallejo Transit Center on Bike to Work Day as we hand out snacks, giveaways, and more. A local bike shop will also be on hand providing bike tune-ups for those who ride their bikes to the Center.

Riding the bus with your bike: SolTrans buses are bike-friendly with racks in the front on local routes and under-the-coach storage on our Intercity routes.

Other Energizer Stations will be set up on Thursday, May 8, 2014 throughout the Bay Area. For more information about Bike to Work Day, please visit


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Bike to Work Day Energizer Station – May 8th!

On May 8, 2014, the 20th anniversary of Bike to Work Day, come to the Vallejo Transit Center to visit SolTrans’ Bike to Work Day Energizer station.

SolTrans will host a table from 9:30am-6:00pm on Thursday, May 8th. Patrons are invited to come enjoy snacks, giveaways, a small tune-up from Authorized Bike Shop and more!

Many more energizer stations will be set up throughout the Bay Area. Other locations of Energizer stations can be found here.

View our Press Release: SolTrans Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day 2014 - VTC

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