SolTrans

Rider Alert: Temporary Route 3 Detour

Effective Monday, April 3, 2017

Due to construction on Seaport Drive between Sandy Beach Road and Country Lane Road, the following stops will not be served:

  • Maritime Academy Drive & Sonoma Boulevard
  • Country Lane Drive & Maritime Academy Drive
  • Seaport Drive & Country Lane Drive
  • Seaport Drive & Sandy Drive
  • Seaport Drive & Sandy Beach Road

Please use the temporary bus stops at 5th Street & Sequoia Avenue and Sandy Beach Road opposite Seaport Drive.

Regular service is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Route 3 Temporary Detour

 

Posted under Service Alerts

Press Release: April Service Improvements

Effective Sunday, April 2, 2017

April 2, 2017 Service Improvements

On Routes 78 and 80

April 2017 Service Improvements

Click Here For Printable Map and Schedule for updated Route 78

Click Here For Printable Map and Schedule for updated Route 80

Vallejo, CA – SolTrans will improve schedule times to both the SolanoExpress Route 78 that serves Diablo Valley College and Walnut Creek BART and SolanoExpress Route 80 that serves El Cerrito Del Norte BART and the San Francisco Transbay Terminal.

The Route 78 changes to the late afternoon weekday service will help improve on-time performance and better connections with Benicia’s local Route 20, Diablo Valley College and both Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek BART stations. SolTrans has added a trip starting from Diablo Valley College at 4:56 pm on weekdays to reliably serve customers departing Walnut Creek at 5:30 pm, while the existing trip departing Vallejo at 4:25 pm is moved to 4:30 pm, with a departure from Diablo Valley College at 5:06 pm and Walnut Creek at 5:40 pm.

SolTrans staff will be at the Walnut Creek BART Station on Monday, April 3, 2017 between 5 and 6 pm to remind riders about the service improvements and raffle off an Express 31-Day Pass to riders who show their current 31-Day pass or Clipper Card.

The Route 80 also received adjustments to the late afternoon weekday schedule. Southbound trips departing Vallejo will leave 5 minutes later from 4:45 pm through 7:15 pm to better connect passengers transferring to BART Transbay trains. This will also improve the reliability of northbound trips leaving Del Norte BART as drivers will have more “recovery” or turnaround time between southbound and northbound trips.

For complete schedule and route information, visit www.soltransride.com or call (707) 648-4666. For real-time schedule information, visit myride.soltransride.com.

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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Posted under Press Releases

Ride FREE With Vallejo Art Walk Passport

THE SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH APRIL – OCTOBER, 2017

  • April 14, 2017
  • May 12, 2017
  • June 9, 2017
  • July 14, 2017
  • August 11, 2017
  • September 8, 2017
  • October 13, 2017

In an effort to support the community and the arts in Vallejo, SolTrans will be offering free rides every 2nd Friday of the month on April (14th), May (12th), June (9th), July (14th), August (12th), September (8th), and October (13th) from 4 PM until the last bus of the evening (local fixed routes only) just by showing your “Art Passport” for the event.  Visit the Vallejo Art Walk website at www.VallejoArtWalk.com.

Using Clipper?

Please don’t tag your Clipper card. Clipper cards tagged during the promotion will be charged the regular fare.

**Please note that the Free rides are not available for SolanoExpress routes.**

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE PASSPORT:

2nd Friday Vallejo Art Walk Passport 2017

Posted under Promotions

April 2017 Service Improvements

EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017

Service Improvements for the following routes will go into effect:

Please check the schedules when planning your trips, as changes in time points may affect your connections.

 

Posted under Service Alerts

Students Ride Free During Spring Break

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017 – FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017

It’s that time again! Throughout Spring Break ALL students ride FREE on ALL LOCAL SolTrans buses. Youth Ride Free (ages 6 to 18),  College Students of all ages please present your valid Student ID when boarding for a free ride.

Student using Clipper? Take a spring break from tagging your Clipper card from Monday, March 27 through Friday, April 14 (but don’t forget to tag again starting April 15.)  Clipper cards tagged during the promotion will be charged the regular fare.

**Please note that the reduced fares are not available for Solano Express routes.**

Posted under Promotions

Ride the Pilot Route 20 for FREE

When: From Monday, March 27, 2017 to Friday, April 28, 2017

What:  Ride the SolTrans Route 20 for FREE

Fare:  FREE,  Route 20 ONLY

Using Clipper?  Please don’t tag your Clipper card. Clipper cards tagged during the promotion will be charged the regular fare.

Last year we asked for your feedback on how to make the Route 20 better. This year try the route with its new destinations, thanks to you!

  • Kaiser Medical Center,Vallejo
  • Sutter Solano Medical Center, Vallejo
  • CVS Shopping Center, Benicia

Route 20 Map and Schedule

Posted under Promotions

Press Release: Mare Island Route is Extended!

EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2017

SolTrans Mare Island Route will continue thru May 27, 2017

Mare Island Route 9 Schedule and Map

VALLEJO, CA—SolTrans is pleased to announce that the Mare Island Shuttle promotional service will be extended through Saturday May 27, 2017 as a demonstration service. This extension will provide the public additional opportunity to experience the route first hand and utilize it to explore Mare Island.

The SolTrans Board of Directors approved the continuation of service at the February 16, 2017 board meeting. The extension allows staff to continue to collect information on ridership levels and determine whether to make it a permanent part of the fixed route service. Planning of the service has kept staff working closely with stakeholders on the Island to identify bus schedule needs and key destinations such as the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Touro University, the Vallejo Unified School District offices and the Global Center for Success.

“Ridership continued to grow throughout the promotional period and we hope to continue that path by offering free fare and encourage everyone to hop on the route.” said Mandi Renshaw, SolTrans Program Analyst I. The fare for all will be FREE throughout the entire demonstration period. In addition, new branding elements will be added both to increases the visibility of the route and to better include it in the SolTrans family of fixed-route bus service.

For complete schedule and route information, visit www.soltransride.com or call (707) 648-4666. For real-time schedule information, visit myride.soltransride.com and select “Route 9 Mare Island.”

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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Extended Mare Island Shuttle Press Release

Posted under Press Releases

FREE RIDES FRIDAY- MARCH 17, 2017

Effective Friday, March 17, 2017 at 4pm

The public can ride FREE on all LOCAL and EXPRESS routes starting at 4pm until end of service on Friday, March 17, 2017.

LUCKY YOU!

 

Posted under Promotions

Complimentary Bus to Aging With Vitality: Mini-Medical School

Event:                Aging with Vitality — Mini‐Medical School
Location:           
KROC Center, 586 East Wigeon Way, Suisun City, CA
Dates:                
Saturdays, March 18, 25 & April 1, 8, 2017
Fare:                  FREE

SolTrans will provide a complimentary Express Bus to and from the Aging with Vitality: Mini-Medical School on the following Saturdays March 18, 25 and April 1, 8 2017

COMPLIMENTARY EXPRESS BUS

The Express Bus will provide service from Benicia at Military and First st., Vallejo Transit Center and Sereno Transit Village to the event at the KROC Center in Suisun City.

FREE rides on all local routes for transfers to the Express Bus departing from Benicia at Military and First St, the Vallejo Transit Center and Sereno Transit Village by showing the Aging with Vitality: Mini-Medical School, (printable PDF Flyer below).  Please See below for event information.

Aging With Vitality- Mini Medical School Flier

COMPLIMENTARY EXPRESS BUS SCHEDULE

Aging With Vitality Mini Medical School Schedule

 

 

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