SolTrans

Rider Alert: Route 2 Temporary Detour

Effective Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Route 2 may experience minor delays due to emergency street repairs starting Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

B.W. Williams and Lewis Brown bus stop will not be served during this emergency repair. Please use the nearest bus stop at B.W. Williams and Walnut.

Please plan accordingly during construction and route deviation. Normal service will resume as soon as construction is complete. Thank you for your patience.

Route 2 Temporary Detour

Route 2 Temporary Detour

Posted under Service Alerts

SolanoExpress Public Workshops

Solano Transportation Authority (STA) is seeking your input on service improvements to the SolanoExpress intercity bus system. They are hosting three workshops to:

  • Explain the findings of the recent Transit Corridor Study
  • Show the approach we are taking to propose changes to improve SolanoExpress
  • Ask for your feedback
  1. October 28, 2015 6-8 pm Vallejo City Council Chamber 555 Santa Clara St, Vallejo
  1. October 29, 2015 6-8 pm  Fairfield Community Center Lakeside Room A 1000 Kentucky St, Fairfield
  1. November 5, 2015 6-8 pm Ulatis Community Center, Rm D 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville

SolanoExpress Public Workshop Flier

Full Page SolanoExpress Route Change Poster (1)

Posted under Events

Press Release: SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub Ribbon Cutting

10-14-15 SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Ribbon Cutting Press Release

Vallejo, CA – Today, October 14, SolTrans cut the symbolic ribbon for the renovated SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub. U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson, 5th District, California State Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, California State Senator and Majority Whip, Lois Wolk, Caltrans District 4 Director, Bijan Sartipi, MTC Commissioner and Solano County Supervisor, Jim Spering, Solano Transportation Authority (STA) Board Chair, Benicia Mayor, Elizabeth Patterson, and Osby Davis, Mayor for the City of Vallejo and SolTrans Chairperson, all spoke at the long awaited event today. Unfortunately, due to the multiple fires that have affected the area, PG&E crews have been unable to complete the final electrical hook up for the project. The team at SolTrans knows that the work PG&E is doing to help thousands of homeowners and businesses impacted by this unprecedented fire season is far more important and needs their full attention.
SolTrans anticipates that the transit hub will open before the end of 2015, based on the information provided by PG&E. Mona Babauta, Executive Director, had this to say about the project, “We are excited to see this project come to completion and for the commuting public to once again use the site to get to and from work each day. However, we are not going to lose sight of the critical work PG&E has to do first so that those affected by the fires can get back into their homes. We are not going to press PG&E to make the final connections until they have the manpower available to do so. We appreciate our customer’s patience as PG&E returns service and infrastructure to the communities affected by this disaster.”
Once open, the site will provide expanded parking, new passenger waiting areas with weather protection, security cameras and LED lighting, electrical vehicle charging stations, wrought iron fencing to limit unauthorized access, new casual carpool loading and unloading areas, new Ticket Sales Office and vending kiosk, restroom facilities and site furniture. In addition to these improvements, new landscaping on the site will serve to enhance the visual image of this main gateway into the city of Vallejo. SolTrans will provide updates to the public as information becomes available.
To assist our commuters during construction, SolTrans is providing $10 off a 31-Day Multi-zone Pass for riders who park in the City of Vallejo Waterfront Parking Garage at Maine & Santa Clara.
If you have any questions or concerns, or simply would like more information, you may leave a message at (707) 533-4855 or email info@soltransride.com. Visit www.soltransride.com for more information about the SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub or to subscribe to updates.
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Solano County Transit (SolTrans) has been the public transportation provider for south Solano County since July 2011. SolTrans provides local and regional fixed routes, complementary paratransit, dial-a-ride service, and subsidized taxi programs. The agency is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that is governed by a six-member Board of Directors, composed of two representatives from the cities of Benicia and Vallejo, Solano County’s representative on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and a representative from the Solano Transportation Authority.
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BOD & speakers, Ribbon

(Left to right): Solano County Supervisor and MTC Representative to the SolTrans Board of Directors, Jim Spering; CalTrans District 4 Director, Bijan Sartipi; SolTrans Executive Director, Mona Babauta; (behind Director Babauta) Ghilotti Brothers President, Mike Ghilotti; Benicia Mayor and Vice Chair of SolTrans Board of Directors, Elizabeth Patterson; California District 3, Senator Lois Wolk; US District 5, Congressman Mike Thompson; Vallejo Mayor and Chair of SolTrans Board of Directors, Osby Davis; State of California District 11, Assemblymember Jim Frazier; Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan; Benicia Vice Mayor and SolTrans Board of Directors, Mark Hughes; Vallejo Vice Mayor and SolTrans Board of Directors, Jess Malgapo; Suisun City Mayor and STA Representative to the SolTrans Board of Directors, Pete Sanchez; and Vallejo Councilmember Rozzana Verder-Aliga.

 

Thompson, Ghilotti, Frazier (2)

US Congressman Mike Thompson, Ghilotti Bros. President Mike Ghilotti, Assemblymember Jim Frazier.

Malgapo, Wolk, COV, --

Vallejo Vice Mayor, SolTrans Director Jess Malgapo, CA Senator Lois Wolk, Vallejo Sr. Community Development Analyst Annette Taylor, Mrs. Jess Malgapo.

Ghilotti crew

Ghilotti Bros. construction team and Ron Zeigenbein, Zeigenbein Construction.

Curtola, Keen, Larson, Intintoli

Former Vallejo Mayor Terry Curtola, Vallejo City Manager Dan Keen, Vallejo Chamber Board Chair Carol Larson, Former Vallejo Mayor Intintoli.

 

Straub, Altman, Curtola

Vallejo City Manager’s Executive Assistant Michelle Straub, Vallejo Administrative Analyst Joanna Altman, Vallejo Chamber President & CEO Rich Curtola.

Verder-Aliga, Spering, Davis, Hughes, Mona, Patterson, Malgapo, Hannigan

Vallejo Councilmember Rozzana Verder-Aliga, Solano County Supervisor Jim Spering, Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis, Benicia Vice Mayor Mark Hughes, SolTrans Executive Director Mona Babauta, Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson, Vallejo Vice Mayor Jess Malgapo, Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan.

 

ST Gateway sign 1 edits

SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Gateway sign

Posted under Curtola Press Releases

SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub Update

Effective October 19, 2015

The SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub is not yet open, though it is well over 90% complete. SolTrans is waiting for a permanent power source to be established by PG&E, and certain pieces of work cannot be done until that occurs. Due to the fires in Lake County, PG&E’s northern California resources have been primarily deployed to that area to assist with recovery efforts. Once the power source has been connected, and weather permitting, we estimate we can open by the end of December 2015. However, this may change. SolTrans will post updates to our website as information becomes available.

Since the September Board meeting, the following achievements have been met:

Completed:

  • Eleven 18 feet tall palm trees;
  • Stormwater pollution and prevention elements;
  • Canopy structures for the transit platform;
  • A Ribbon Cutting event occurred at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday October 14, 2015.

Continuing:

  • Striping for parking spaces;
  • New “compass” in transit platform area;
  • Installing signs and monuments;
  • Installing 36” and 42” railings;
  • Building the structure for the security/restroom/kiosk facility;
  • Landscaping for median islands and project site;
  • Installing solar array system on canopy;
  • Installing two new traffic signal systems;
  • Installing electrical for charging stations, parking pay machines, lighting and security cameras.

For more information about the project, or to view the Parking Plan, please visit www.soltransride.com/planning/curtola, call 707-553-4855, or email info@soltransride.com.

 

Posted under Curtola

Clipper & Phones Temporarily Out of Service

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
(Approximately 12 – 12:30 pm)

 

Due to technology upgrades, Clipper, customer service, and paratransit telephone numbers will be intermittently out of service around noon.

Please expect delays in processing Clipper transactions, contacting Customer Service, or scheduling SolTrans Paratransit trips between these times.

 

Clipper & Phones down notice 100615

Posted under News