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Press Release: January 31, 2015 Service Changes

SolTrans Service Change Press Release

January 28, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

SolTrans rolls out new routes for 2015 to improve service

 

Vallejo, CA – After an exhaustive yearlong study into how SolTrans can more effectively serve the Vallejo & Benicia Communities, new & improved bus routes will begin Saturday, January 31, 2015.

These changes will help to streamline routes, improve on-time performance and expand service. They will also result in improved service for their customers and allow them to get to their destination more quickly and with less waiting.

Mona Babauta, Executive Director at SolTrans, is excited about these new route changes and how it will improve the service and experience that SolTrans provides its customers and the community.  She had this to say; “The needs of our customers drive our decisions and planning and it’s wonderful to see those plans come to life after all of our hard work.”

Some key highlights from the expanded service and streamlined routes are:

  1. Busses will now arrive every 30 minutes on routes 1, 2 & 7 during the week.
  2. Route 76 will be merged into route 78 and will now offer direct service to both Diablo Valley College and Sunvalley Mall in Concord.
  3. Route 20 will be created for a 1 year pilot program offering service from Downtown Benicia and Solano Community College Campus in Vallejo along with service to the Gateway/Costco Shopping areas in Vallejo as well.
  4. Many of the route times will change and it is important for frequent riders to note those changes.

“We want as little disruption for our regular riders as possible so we placed signage and handouts on all of the buses. We will also be staffing an information table at various times throughout the day at the Vallejo Transit Center starting this Friday, January 30th until Friday, February 6th so that we can meet with as many riders as possible and familiarize them with all of the changes, updates and improvement.” stated Elizabeth Romero, Program Analyst with SolTrans, about their outreach efforts.

The new routes and times are posted on their website www.soltransride.com/2015/01/final-schedules/

SolTrans has been the public transportation provider for the cities of Vallejo & Benicia California since July 2011. Their offices are located at 311 Sacramento St. Vallejo, CA 9590.

 

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Final Schedules!

Effective January 31, 2015

In November 2014, the SolTrans Board approved the service changes for 2015.  These approved changes reflect improvements such as increased frequency on high demand routes, more direct and bi-directional routes, streamlined express routes with new regional destinations, updated timetables to correct on-time performance on existing routes.

The system changes include all SolTrans routes with the exception of limited service routes 12, 15 and 17, and routes 80 and 80S.

For details and a summary about these changes, please visit our System Restructuring page.

Route 1

Route 2

Route 3

Route 4

Route 5

Route 6/8

Route 7

Route 78

Route 85

 

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New Schedules effective January 31, 2015

SolTrans took a comprehensive look at all of the transit system’s routes in order to improve transit service throughout southern Solano County and beyond.

Over the past year, the project has included on-board surveys, ridership counts, and a detailed analysis of how people currently use transit within Vallejo and Benicia and beyond. With the help of transit industry experts, SolTrans put together some proposals for how service could be improved in 2015. After  presentation to the public, advisory committees, and two revisions, the SoTrans Board of Directors approved the changes below.

2015 System Map

JANUARY 31, 2015 FINAL SCHEDULE FLIERS

ROUTE 1 
30 minute weekdays service all-day, during the same hours
 
ROUTE 2 
30 minute weekdays service all-day, during the same hours
 
ROUTE 3 
No significant changes were made to the Route 3, minor changes to the timetable were made to maintain connections with other routes.
 
ROUTE 4 
Bi-directional service from Sereno Transit Center via upper Tuolumne.  Discontinue loop serving CVS at Sonoma Blvd. and the Sereno Blvd. segment between Broadway and Tuolumne St.
 
ROUTE 5 
Combine branched service into single route on portions of Sereno & Redwood
 
ROUTE 6 
ROUTE 6 SATURDAY
Bi-directional 6 will operate on Tennessee to Hogan Middle School on Spring and Rollingwood. 6 is now split from a one-way loop route into two separate, bidirectional routes (one operating on Tennessee St. the 6 and the other on Benicia Rd. the 8)
 
ROUTE 8
ROUTE 8 SATURDAY 
Bi-directional 8 will operate on Benicia Rd to Hogan Middle School on Springs and Rollingwood.  Service along on Ascot/Columbus Parkway along the old Route 6 alignments will be maintained all day.
 
ROUTE 7 
30 minute weekdays service all-day, during the same hours
 
ROUTE 78 
ROUTE 78 SATURDAY 
Integrate Route 76 into Route 78 for productivity purposes, with three round trips including Diablo Valley College and Sun Valley Mall. Continue to serve Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek BART, with BART being served first in the a.m. and with direct trips from BART to Benicia/ Vallejo in the p.m.
 
ROUTE 85
ROUTE 85 SATURDAY 
Streamline express service in Vallejo, with non-stop service between Vallejo Transit Center, Sereno Transit Center, Kaiser Hospital & Fairgrounds (Six Flags/Marine World). Operate express service along I-80 with stops at Suisun Valley Rd at Kaiser Dr., Solano Community College in Fairfield, Fairfield Transportation Center and Solano Mall
 

If you need the 2015 System Improvements Final Schedules in an accessible format please contact Mandi Renshaw at 707-736-6982 or mandi@soltransride.com.

For more information about SolTrans System Restructuring, please click HERE

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Proposed SolTrans Regional Paratransit Policy

In order to provide quality, mandated ADA Paratransit service for our riders, we are proposing some changes in the way we provide service to destinations outside of the SolTrans service area in Benicia and Vallejo. SolTrans is no longer able to provide “Paratransit Plus” service out of the local service area. To continue to provide our ADA certified riders with regional connections, we are proposing some substitutes to the service including:

  1. Solano County Intercity Taxi Scrip (Solano County Trips only)
  2. Limited Shuttle Service for Solano County trips (Solano County Trips only)
  3. SolTrans Local ADA Paratransit connections to Regional Fixed-Route (for Solano, Napa, and Contra Costa County trips)

We encourage you to submit your feedback HERE by January 19, 2015. To learn more about the proposed changes please come to one of our service change meetings.

Meeting 1:
STA Paratransit Coordinating Council
January 15, 2015, 1:00pm- 3:00pm
City of Suisun City Council Chambers
701 Civic Center Blvd.
Suisun City, CA 94585
Meeting 2:
Regional Paratransit Riders
Focus Group
January 22, 2015, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Florence Douglas Senior Center
333 Amador Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

Proposed SolTrans Regional Paratransit Policy

Proposed SolTrans Regional Paratransit Policy

 

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