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 Visit for more information about the SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub or to subscribe to updates.
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.

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

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