PRESS RELEASE: SolTrans Thanksgving Weekend Reduced Fare

Press Release Thanksgiving Weekend Reduced Fare

Benicia & Vallejo, CA – SolTrans (Solano County Transit) is offering a reduced fare promotion during the Thanksgiving weekend to promote local shopping.

Ride LOCAL Thanksgiving weekend and Save”:  From Friday, November 28, 2014 to Sunday, November 30, 2014, riders pay $0.25 cash (one-way) fare and $1.00 for day passes.  The day passes are only available for purchase on board the local route buses only.  They will not be sold at the Vallejo Transit Center or any of our vendor locations.  (This promotion is not valid on the Solano Express regional routes 76, 78, 80, 80S, and 85.)

Riders should note that SolTrans buses will not operate on November 27, 2014 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.  The day after Thanksgiving, November 28, 2014, all fixed route buses will operate on a holiday Saturday schedule.

For more information, please visit our website at or call Customer Service at (707) 648-4666.


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 services. 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 non-voting representative from the Solano Transportation Authority.

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Mad Hatter Holiday Festival Community Shuttle and Free Local Rides

Effective Saturday, December 6, 2014


Free Shuttle from Downtown Vallejo to Wonderland Park

During the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, SolTrans will operate a special free shuttle for the general public to explore the venues for the festival.  The FREE COMMUNITY SHUTTLE will operate every 15-minutes (starting at 1:45 pm) and has designated bus stops along the special route.

Mad Hatter Holiday Festival Shuttle Brochure

Shuttle Schedule



Free Local Rides between 12:30 pm and 8:30 pm on December 6, 2014*

To maximize local connectivity to the Mad Hatter Festival, SolTrans will extend service on local routes until 8:30 pm.  In addition, SolTrans is offering FREE* local rides from from 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

*The offer is NOT valid on the Solano Express routes 76, 78, 80, and 85


For more information on the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, please visit their Facebook page at:


Shuttle and Free Local Rides Flier

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SolTrans Sleigh Ride Bus Routes to Benicia Tree Lighting

On Friday, December 5, 2014 SolTrans will operate two special routes to the Benicia Holiday Tree Lighting. The two routes, titled Sleigh Ride 15 and Sleigh Ride 17 will operate from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Riders will enjoy discounted fares on the Sleigh Ride Routes only during this time: Day passes will be $1 and cash fares will be $0.25.

Please check SolTrans website for schedule information or call (707) 648-4666.

Promotional fares are only valid on Sleigh Ride Routes 15 and  17.

Benicia Tree Lighting Shuttle Flyer

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Sundays in December, riders can enjoy discounted fares on Route 80s!

Travel from Vallejo to Benicia to Walnut Creek BART for all your holiday shopping needs.

Buy on the bus — $1 Cash fare or $2 Day Pass 
Ride with your 31-day Local pass for FREE on the 80s!

Fares are valid Sundays in December (7, 14, 21 & 28) and on Route 80s only

To view the Route 80s schedule, please click here or call Customer Service at (707) 648-4666

Sunday Shopping in December – 80s Flyer

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Benicia Monthly Senior Lunch Shuttle: Departure Time Change


Effective October 22, November 19, and December 17, 2014

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In partnership with the Benicia Community Center, SolTrans brings you the Benicia Monthly Senior Lunch Shuttle.  SolTrans is operating a monthly shuttle service to the Benicia Senior Center.   No reservation is required, as the shuttle operates on a fixed route schedule.

The pilot shuttle operates on a limited schedule on monthly senior luncheon dates:

  • November 19, 2014
  • December 17, 2014

The stops will be located at the Casa de Vilarrassa, Rancho Benicia, and the Benicia Senior Center

On November 19 and December 17, 2014, the cost to ride the shuttle will be the local fixed route fare:

  • Seniors (65+), Persons with disabilities, and Medicare – $0.85
  • Adults – $1.75

Please refer to the flier for arrival and departure times.

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Ride LOCAL Thanksgiving Weekend and SAVE!!

Effective Friday, November 28, 2014 through Sunday, November 30, 2014 (Note: There is no bus service on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014.)


Take advantage of the low bus fares to kick-off your holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving weekend.




**Promotional Day Passes are available for purchase on board local buses only.  Reduced fares are not available for the Solano Express regional routes.**

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

Ride LOCAL Thanksgiving Weekend and Save

Thanksgiving Weekend 2014

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Temporary Technical Difficulties

November 6, 2014

We are experiencing technical difficulties with our phone system.
While we work to resolve the issue, we have set up the following temporary numbers:

Customer Service can be reached at 707-319-6509.
To schedule an ADA Paratransit trip, please call 707-853-3466.

Thank you for your patience.

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Clipper Launch Events!

Monday, November 3, 2014 through Thursday November 20, 2014

Clipper Launch Events


Clipper launch events are planned throughout Napa and Solano Counties this November, starting with today’s launch and running through November 20, 2014. Riders will be able to get information and FREE Clipper cards at these events (subject to availability).  The list below highlights the most convenient dates and locations for riders on the SolTrans system.


Transit Centers

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4            3:30-6:30 p.m.               Fairfield Transit Center
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5    3:30-6:30 p.m.               Vallejo Transit Center
  • Monday, Nov. 10         4:30-7:30 p.m.               Military/First (City Park), Benicia
  • Tuesday, Nov. 4            3:30-6:30 p.m.               Napa Transit Center
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11         3:30-6:30 p.m.               Redwood Park and Ride Lot, Napa
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5    3:30-6:30 p.m.               Vacaville Transportation Center
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11         3:30-6:30 p.m.               Vacaville Transit Plaza, Vacaville

 BART Stations

  • Monday, Nov. 3          3:30-6:30 p.m.        El Cerrito del Norte               
  • Monday, Nov. 10        3:30-6:30 p.m.        Walnut Creek           
  • Thursday, Nov. 6        3:30-6:30 p.m.        Pleasant Hill

Shopping Centers

  • Monday, Nov. 17         2-5 p.m.                           Solano Town Center, Fairfield
  • Thursday, Nov. 20        2-5 p.m.                           Gateway Plaza, Vallejo


  • Tuesday, Nov. 18         9 a.m.-12 p.m.               Napa Valley College
  • Wednesday, Nov. 19  9 a.m.-12 p.m.               Solano Community College, Fairfield

Vallejo Ferry

  • Monday, Nov. 3            7:00 a.m. ferry               Vallejo Ferry- ride along
  • Thursday, Nov. 6          7:45 a.m. ferry               Vallejo Ferry- ride along
  • Tuesday, Nov. 18         6:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m.      Vallejo Ferry Terminal  (Vallejo Transit Center after 8:45 departure)


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