Press Release: SolTrans Supports Vallejo’s Waterfront Weekend with Free Local Rides and a Special Community Shuttle on Saturday

Vallejo & Benicia, CA – On Saturday, October 4, 2014, Solano County Transit (SolTrans) is supporting Vallejo’s Waterfront Weekend festivities by providing the following:

1)      A Special Community Shuttle: A FREE Community Shuttle will operate between downtown Vallejo and Mare Island every 15 minutes, allowing passengers to board and alight at designated stops.  The first trip will leave the downtown Vallejo Transit Center (VTC) at 9:45 a.m. to head to Mare Island, and the last trip from the VTC will be at 4:00 p.m. Service will not be provided between 12:25 and 12:59, and it will end at 4:25 allow patrons to connect to other local fixed routes at the end of the day.

The Community Shuttle bus will take passengers to historic destinations such as the Mare Island Museum, St. Peter’s Chapel, Alden Park, and the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum. Individuals could also appreciate the arts by bus, which will go by the Coal Shed Studios on Mare Island, the Empress Theatre, and the downtown arts district. In fact, volunteers will be on the buses departing the Ferry Building bus stop on Mare Island Way at 12:02, 1:02 and 2:02 p.m. to provide a special overview of the sites along the way. Additionally, this service will provide easy access to the festivities along the waterfront, at the JFK Library, and in downtown Vallejo such as the Farmer’s Market and the Classic Car Show. Residents of Mare Island are especially encouraged to take the community shuttle to the festivities to avoid any parking and traffic hassles.


2)      Free Rides on the Local Fixed Route System:  To maximize access to the festivities for local citizens, SolTrans is offering free rides on the local fixed route system with the “Free Rides” advertisement accompanying this press release. Individuals wishing to take advantage of this offer simply need to present this advertisement either in print or on a mobile device to the bus operator upon boarding any local buses. This offer is only valid on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Furthermore, this offer is not valid on any Solano Express Routes, including Routes 76, 78, 80 and 85.

SolTrans encourages everyone to “try transit” to enjoy the festivities and to explore Vallejo’s historic gems along the waterfront, in downtown Vallejo and on Mare Island. For more information on the Community Shuttle and the Free Local Rides, please visit SolTrans’ website at: Volunteers at the information booths, which will be located by Vic’s Wheelhouse, the Waterfront Lawn, and the Yacht Club on Saturday, Oct. 4th, will also be available to provide information on SolTrans’ promotions and the various route destinations. For information on all the exciting activities planned during the Waterfront Weekend, please visit the following website:

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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