SolTrans

SOLANO COUNTY INTERCITY TAXI SCRIP PROGRAM

CHANGES IN JULY 2018 FOR BENICIA & VALLEJO RESIDENTS

Solano County Intercity Taxi Scrip Program

What are the Changes?

  • Current scrip vouchers will be replaced with a pre-paid, refillable taxi debit card.

  • This change will provide ease and flexibility to pay for trips and purchase additional scrip.
  • You will no longer have to wait in line to purchase intercity taxi scrip.
  • ADA qualified, Ambulatory and non-Ambulatory riders will now have access to intercity transportation.

  • There is NO CHANGE to the cost for the program.

When will these changes take place?

July 2018, for ADA qualified SolTrans customers living in Benicia and Vallejo.

What do I have to do?

Current ADA qualified customers using Intercity Taxi Scrip need to call, email or stop by our Solano Mobility Call Center. We will need to confirm your information and issue you a pre-paid taxi debit card.

Solano Mobility Call Center: Weekdays 7am – 5pm Suisun City Train Depot, 177 Main Street, Suisun City 

Phone: 800-535-6883 solanotaxiscrip@sta.ca.gov solanomobility.org

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Service Alert: Temporary Detour Routes 2, 4 and 6

Effective Saturday, June 2, 2018

Temporary Detour Routes 2, 4 and 6

Due to the annual Chelu Car Show, the Routes 2, 4 and 6 will detour temporarily and will not serve the following stop(s):

Route 2 Northbound/Route 6 Eastbound:  Sacramento & Virginia (STOP ID 821037)
Please use the Vallejo Transit Center.

Route 2 Southbound/Route 6 Westbound:  Sacramento & Virginia (STOP ID 821032)
Please use the temporary stop in front of Marina Tower.

Route 4 Southbound:  Santa Clara & City Hall/JFK Library (STOP ID 821065)
Please use the Vallejo Transit Center.

Regular service is scheduled to resume on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

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Rider Alert: Express 10-Ride Tickets Discontinued

Effective Saturday, June 30, 2018

SolTrans Express 10-Ride tickets are being discontinued. (Local 10-Ride tickets will still be available.) SolTrans will no longer sell Express 10-Ride tickets after June 30, 2018.

Express 10-Ride tickets purchased before June 30th will expire on July 31, 2018.
Please plan ahead accordingly and purchase only what you will use before the expiration date. All sales are final.

Other available fare payment options are as follows:  If you travel round trip 12 times per month or more, purchasing an Express 31-Day Pass for $118 will cost less than paying cash fare or using Express Day Passes.  If you travel with other transit agencies in the Bay Area, you can load a SolTrans Express 31-Day Pass to your Clipper card for ease of travel.

If you travel round-trip occasionally, an Express Day Pass for $10 is your best bet.  It can be purchased from the fare box or several in advance from one of our vendors or the Vallejo Transit Center Ticket Office.

For an occasional one way trip, cash fare is the least expensive choice.

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Service Alert: Route 8 Detour

Effective 8:00 am – 2:00 pm beginning Monday, May 21, 2018 until further notice.

Temporary Detour – Route 8

Due to unexpected PG&E construction, the Route 8 in both directions will detour until further notice and will not serve the following stop(s):

Route 8 Eastbound

  • Benicia Rd & Cedar St (STOP ID 822070)
  • Benicia Rd & Maple Ave (STOP ID 822071)
  • Benicia Rd & Home Acres (STOP ID 822072)
  • Benicia Rd & Taylor Ave (STOP ID 822073)
  • Benicia Rd & Rollingwood (STOP ID 822074)

Please use the stops on Rollingwood & Benicia Rd (STOP ID 822036) or Benicia Rd & Carquinez (STOP ID 821086).

Route 8 Westbound

  • Benicia Rd & Banning Way (STOP ID 822094)
  • Benicia Rd & Home Acres (STOP ID 822095)
  • Benicia Rd & Maple Ave (STOP ID 822096)
  • Benicia Rd & Cedar St (STOP ID 822097)

Please use the temporary stop on Glen Cove Road at Benicia Rd or Benicia Rd & Carquinez (STOP ID 821118).

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Youth Summer Passes are BACK!

June 1st thru August 31st, 2018

  • Youth Local Day Pass – Only $1
  • Youth Local 31-Day Pass – Only $15

Applies to Youth ages 6 – 18

Youth Day Passes can be purchased for same-day use onboard SolTrans Local bus routes.
Youth 31-Day Passes are available at the Vallejo Transit Center through August 6th.

Promotional 31-Day Youth Passes are unavailable at other sales outlets and expire August 31, 2018.  Passes purchased after August 1st will expire August 31st as well and will not be available for purchase after August 6th.   Not valid on SolanoExpress Routes.  No refunds or exchanges. 

 

 

 

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Service Alert: Route 8 Temporary Detour

Effective Saturday, May 12, 2018, between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm

Temporary Detour – Route 8

Due to a public block party, the Route 8 will detour and will not serve the following stop(s):

EASTBOUND

•  Maine St & Sutter St (STOP ID 82079)
•  Maine St & Napa St (STOP ID 821080)
•  Maine St & El Dorado St (STOP ID 821081)

Please use Maine St & Alameda St (STOP ID 821116).

WESTBOUND

•  Maine St & Sonoma Blvd(STOP ID 821122)

Please use Maine St & Alameda St (STOP ID 821121).

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Benicia Memorial Day Ceremony Service

Effective Monday, May 28, 2018

SolTrans will be providing a free community shuttle within Benicia to the Memorial Day service at the Benicia Arsenal Cemetery.

The shuttle begins at 7:45 a.m. and operates every 20 minutes, traveling between City Park at 1st Street and Military and the Benicia Arsenal Military Cemetery.  The last shuttle departs the cemetery at 11:55 a.m.

Printable Schedule

1st & Military   City Park Benicia Military Cemetery Benicia Military Cemetery 1st & Military   City Park
7:45 7:50 7:55 8:00
8:05 8:10 8:15 8:20
8:25 8:30 8:35 8:40
8:45 8:50 8:55 9:00
9:05 9:10 9:15 9:20
9:25 9:30 9:35 9:40
9:45 9:50 9:55 10:00
10:15 10:10 10:15 10:30
10:35 10:40 10:45 10:50
10:55 11:00 11:05 11:10
11:15 11:20 11:25 11:30
11:35 11:40 11:45 11:50
11:55 12:00 12:05 12:10

 

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STA Receives $10.7 Million for SolanoExpress

Solano Express Routes 78, 80 and 85 are operated by SolTrans in partnership with funding and support from the Solano Transportation Authority (STA).  This new funding will provide new zero-emission electric buses to transit agency fleets throughout Solano County and more.  Read STA’s press release below for more information.  To sign up with STA to receive email updates, choose your subscriptions here.

STA Receives 10.7 Million for SolanoExpress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2018
Contact: Jayne Bauer
Marketing & Legislative Program Manager
jbauer@sta.ca.gov, 707-424-6075
*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

SUISUN CITY, CA – The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) yesterday announced a $10.788 million award of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) funds to the Solano Transportation Authority for Solano regional transit improvements.

TIRCP funding is provided through Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) and from the proceeds of the Cap and Trade program. The program provides major benefits towards meeting the State’s climate and air quality goals, with a total reduction of more than 32 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions. For complete details on SB 1 visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov.

“With resources such as the SolanoExpress regional bus service, two Capitol Corridor train stations, a ferry terminal, and connections to BART and Sacramento Regional Transit, Solano County will now have the opportunity to better integrate all of these services and offer convenient and reliable transit options to commuters,” said STA Board Chair and Mayor of Suisun City Pete Sanchez. “These funds will help considerably as we launch the SolanoExpress Phase 1 Implementation on July 1, which streamlines the system from 7 routes to 3, and improves performance and travel opportunities for our riders.”

Solano County sits at the heart of the northern California megaregion, between the Sacramento and San Francisco metropolitan areas, with many residents commuting 40+ miles each way to employment centers.

The SolanoExpress regional bus system is operated by STA in partnership with Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) and Solano County Transit (SolTrans). This infusion of funding will increase frequency and reduce travel time on a restructured, zero-emission, electrified SolanoExpress system, capital improvements at three strategic locations, electrification of 13 buses in its long-haul fleet, and replacement of 14 aging diesel buses on the local system. SolanoExpress connects Solano County to Sacramento and a number of Bay Area communities including the Walnut Creek and El Cerrito del Norte BART stations, as well as the Vallejo Ferry Terminal.

 

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