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Press Release: SolTrans Hops on the Bus for Public Feedback

2.13.19 SolTrans Hops of the Bus for Public Comment

Vallejo, CA – On January 21, 2019 SolTrans opened the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) Proposed Local Routes and Service Changes for public comment. To make sure everyone has an opportunity to review and comment on the proposals the SolTrans team has been hosting on the bus “Townhalls” passing out fliers and talking to riders about the proposed changes. Staff will continue to focus sharing the proposals and gathering feedback until the Public comment ends with a Public Hearing at SolTrans Board Meeting March 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Vallejo Room at the JFK Library 505 Santa Clara Street Vallejo, CA. Below are the Routes and dates you can expect to see SolTrans staff on the bus:

➢ Route 3: Feb 13-20,
➢ Route 6: Feb 21-27,
➢ Route 7: Feb 29 -Mar 6,
➢ Route 8: Mar 7-13

Staff will also be hosting several workshops at various locations in Vallejo and Benicia, visit SolTrans Community Meetings Page for a list of all locations and dates.
The COA Proposed Local Routes and Service Changes include extending weekday local service until 9 p.m., changes to Routes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 20 and General Public Dial-A-Ride and increase frequency to the local service on Saturdays. “We are really excited about these proposed changes, Vallejo and Benicia has changed so much since the last time the service was updated. And what better way to hear what the riders need then to sit with them on the bus.” Said Bisi Ibrahim, Program Analyst II and COA lead from SolTrans.
More detailed information about the proposed changes can be found by clicking, “COA: Proposed Route and Service Change, Request for Public Comment” from the SolTrans website homepage (soltransride.com). A summary is also available in print from the Vallejo Transit Center Ticket office at 311 Sacramento Street, Vallejo. SolTrans would like to invite every member of the public to provide feedback from now until the end of the public comment period on March 21, 2019.
To comment and learn more about these proposed changes, please attend a Community Meeting Workshop, on bus Townhall, emailing info@soltransride.com, calling customer service at (707) 648-4666; or complete the comment form at the bottom of each page of the SolTrans website at www.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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Request for Public Comment From Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Community

SolTrans is creating fiscal years 2020 through 2022 goals and is requesting feedback from Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms in the Vallejo and Benicia area. If you are a member of the DBE vendor community, we want to hear from you.

SolTrans will be presenting the proposed goals and DBE community comments at the Business Outreach Committee (BOC*) Public Participation Meeting

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at 1600 Franklin Street (in the Board Room), Oakland, CA 

You need not attend the event to provide input. Comments may be submitted via  Comment Card

If you have any questions about the DBE process or would like the proposed goals sent to you, please contact the SolTrans DBE Liaison Officer Dennis Ybarra at (707) 736-6984. We look forward to hearing from you.

*It is the policy of the BOC members that small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals are provided equal opportunity to participate in the construction, professional service, and  procurement activities of their agencies.

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New Clipper Card Minimum Balance

Effective February 11, 2019 

The new Clipper Card minimum balance will be $2.00 for Adult, Youth and Reduced Clipper card holders across the Napa- Solano County agencies.

Clipper cash is available on SolTrans Local and Outside County Express trips. Due to programming restraints Clipper is not available on Solano County Express Travel for cash fares nor passes. Visit SolTrans Fare Schedule for more information about the pass that best fits your travel plans.

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