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SolTrans 3rd Anniversary – Ride for 25 Cents!

SolTrans 3rd Anniversary ad

Effective Tuesday, July 1, 2014 — Saturday, July, 5, 2014 *
 

What Can You Buy for 25 Cents?  A Ride on SolTrans!

In celebration of our 3rd Anniversary, we’re cutting all local route fares to 25 cents.

 

Take advantage of this great price to discover our friendly bus drivers and safe, reliable and convenient transit services for getting around town.

When you need a ride, think SolTrans.

Anniversary ad

* Please note that in observance of our regularly scheduled Holiday on Independence Day, July 4, 2014, buses will not operate.

Posted under Promotions

Summer Route 20 – Service between Downtown Benicia, Solano Community College, and Gateway Plaza begins July 7, 2014

Effective July 7, 2014 through August 30, 2014

Beginning July 7th, SolTrans Local Summer Route 20 will provide service between downtown Benicia, Solano Community College, and Gateway Plaza in the midday.

This summer service will provide a direct transit link, Monday through Saturday, between Benicia and Vallejo educational, shopping, and recreational destinations, including:

  • Solano Community College
  • Target
  • Best Buy
  • Century Theaters

SolTrans published local fares apply to Route 20.  For a printable version of the schedule, including a map, click  here.

 

Posted under Promotions

Transit Ambassadors Needed

Transit Ambassador Flyer

The Solano Transportation Authority, in partnership with SolTrans, is launching a new travel training program.

Interested in sharing your transit expertise to make a difference in your community?  Volunteer to become a transit ambassador!

What is a Transit Ambassador?

A Transit Ambassador is a trained volunteer who is knowledgeable about the local fixed route transit system in their community. An ambassador’s goal is to teach people how to feel confident and secure while riding the bus.

A Transit Ambassador may assist passengers with:

 

  • Reading schedules
  • Planning a trip
  • Catching the bus
  • Using transfers
  • How to pay the fare
  • Requesting special features such as a wheelchair lift
  • And more…

Why become a Transit Ambassador?

  • Make a difference in your community
  • Help people stay mobile and connected
  • Enjoy a FREE Monthly Transit Pass

Who can be a Transit Ambassador?

Any Solano County resident who:

 

  • Is at least 18 years old
  • Can volunteer their time for 12 hours a month
  • Can commit to being a volunteer for a minimum of 6 months

To apply as a Transit Ambassador or for more information:

Solano Mobility Call Center
One Harbor Center, Ste. 130
Suisun City CA 94585
mobility@sta-snci.com
800-535-6883
 
Transit Ambassador Brochure & Application
 
 
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Posted under News

Press Release: SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub Construction Update

Vallejo, CA – Solano County Transit (SolTrans) will begin construction of Phase I improvements to the SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub on Monday, June 30, 2014. The first phase, which is expected to last eight months, mainly involves the construction of the new transit center in the center of the facility. Very limited parking will be available as a result of construction, and users are encouraged to park in downtown Vallejo as the facility is improved.

Consequently, SolTrans Transit Service at the facility will be impacted as follows, effective Monday, June 23, 2014:

  • Route 3 will continue to serve the facility; however, the route will be detoured to board and alight passengers at a temporary bus stop at Lemon Street and Carlson Street. Additionally, due to this detour, the bus stop at Curtola Parkway and Napa Street will be discontinued until such time that Phase I is completed and full transit service is restored at the facility.
  • Solano Express routes 76, 78, 80, and 80S will not serve the facility, and transit riders are instead encouraged to park at the City of Vallejo’s parking garage located directly across from the Vallejo Transit Center at 415 Santa Clara Street for a fee.
  • The bus stop at Curtola Parkway and Napa Street will continue to be served by Routes 76, 78, 80, and 80S, providing connections to local employers such as the Times Herald and Meyer. (Again, Route 3 will not serve this stop due to the necessary detour during construction.)

To assist transit riders during construction, a “Reduced Monthly Bus Pass Incentive” is being implemented. Any transit rider who presents a currently monthly parking receipt from the City of Vallejo will receive a $10 discount on the purchase of a 31-day Multi-Zone Bus Pass during the construction process.

In addition to making accommodations for transit riders, effective June 30, 2013, SolTrans is relocating the casual carpool location to the north side of Maine Street between Santa Clara Street and Mare Island Way in downtown Vallejo. Individuals utilizing casual carpools are also encouraged to park in the City of Vallejo’s parking garage at 415 Santa Clara Street.

For individuals participating in Vanpools, SolTrans asks that you coordinate your rides to occur in the smaller parking lot located on the east side of Lemon Street during the construction process.

The public should further note that Curtola Parkway will remain open during construction.

SolTrans sincerely appreciates the public’s patience as we modernize and expand the facility to better meet the community’s transportation needs, and we will be working diligently to complete this project as quickly as possible. More information on the construction process and transportation options may be found at www.soltransride.com (under Planning – SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub) or by calling 707-553-4855.

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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Posted under Press Releases

Schedules Changes to Route 3 effective June 23, 2014

To maintain service to the Curtola Park & Ride during construction, a 3 minute detour along Sonoma Blvd is being added between the Vallejo Transit Center and the Curtola Park & Ride.

Effective June 23, Route 3 will not serve the stop at Curtola & Napa. Alternative options include Route 76/78/80/80S.

Saturday schedules will also change effective June 23 to accommodate the detour. A printable version is available here.

Route 3 Curtola Weekday ScheduleRoute 3 Curtola Saturday Schedule

 

 

Posted under News

SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Construction: Vanpool, Carpool and Casual Carpool

Effective Monday, June 30, 2014
 

ORGANIZED VANPOOLS AND CARPOOLS

Vanpool and Carpool

There will be limited parking available once construction begins.  The first phase of the construction will be in the center part of the parking lot.  Van and carpools will be accommodated on a first-come first-serve basis in the available parking spaces.  Once the lot fills, car and vanpools may park in the City of Vallejo parking garage.  See map of available parking below.

Available parking map

CASUAL CARPOOL

Casual carpool on Maine Street

Casual carpool during Construction

Beginning Monday, June 30, 2014, the casual carpool will be relocated to the north side of Maine Street between Mare Island Way and Santa Clara Street.  See map location below.

Casual carpool map

 

For project info, click here or call (707) 553-4855.

Posted under Curtola Planning

Summer Slice!

Summer Slice Youth Pass Promotion

Youth Bus Passes Sliced!

July 6th thru August 31st, 2014
 
  • Youth Local Day Pass – Only $1
  • Youth Multi-Zone Day Pass – Only $4
  • Youth Local 31-Day Pass – Only $15

Applies to Youth ages 6 -18

Youth Day Passes can be purchased for same-day use on board SolTrans local routes.
Youth 31-Day passes available at the Vallejo Transit Center. Unavailable at other sales outlets,
quantities are limited.

Promotional passes expire 8/31/2014.  No refunds or exchanges.

Summer reduced Youth pass promotion

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Posted under Promotions

Rider Alert: Route 3 Service Changes due to Curtola Park & Ride Construction

Rider Alert:  Route 3 Service Changes due to Curtola Park & Ride Construction

UPDATE!  Effective Monday, June 23, 2014

 

While construction on Phase I is underway:

  • Service to Curtola Pkwy. & Napa St. (across from the Vallejo Times-Herald) will be discontinued.
  • The Curtola Park & Ride stop will move to Lemon St. and Carlson St.

Phase I is expected to last 8 months.  Click here for construction and service updates.

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Posted under Curtola Planning

Rider Alert: No Service to Curtola Park & Ride on Routes 76/78/80/80s

Rider Alert:  No Service to Curtola Park & Ride on Routes 76, 78, 80, and 80S

UPDATE!  Effective Monday, June 23, 2014

 

Routes 76/78/80/80s will not stop at the Curtola Park & Ride during Phase I of construction, which is expected to last 8 months.

Riders are encouraged to utilize the City of Vallejo parking garage located across the Vallejo Transit Center at 415 Santa Clara Street.

Click here for service updates and promotional offers for monthly transit pass holders.

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Posted under News Service Alerts