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SolTrans to Participate in National “Get On Board” for Public Transit Campaign

SolTrans is excited to announce that they will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in National Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25.

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2019 National Get On Board Day is a day that encourages people to support public transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities. Each weekday in the U.S., 34 million people board public transportation.

“Our riders are very important to us and we want to encourage everyone to ride with us on April 25 and join the millions of people across the nation celebrate their local public transportation. Our staff works hard to make our riders comfortable and safe and we will continue to strive to go that extra mile for them.” SolTrans Executive Director Beth Kranda said.

Public transportation is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.

For complete SolTrans bus routes and schedules please visit soltransride.com or call (707) 648-4666.

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SolTrans supports the Arts in Vallejo with FREE bus rides to the Art Walk

The annual Vallejo Art Walk is here again, and SolTrans has partnered with the artist community in an effort to support their event in downtown Vallejo. SolTrans will be offering free rides every 2nd Friday of the month on all local routes. SolTrans invites all to join the activities in downtown Vallejo on April (12th), May (10th), June (14th), July (12th), August (9th), September (13th), October (11th), November (8th), and December (13th) from 4 PM until the end of local bus service (local fixed-routes only) by showing your “Art Walk Passport” for the event. Riders can get an Art Walk Passport from the Vallejo Transit Center Ticket Office, Empress Theatre, the Visit Vallejo Kiosk at the Ferry Building and various galleries that will be open for the popular Art Walk.

The Art Walk is located in downtown Vallejo, a very walk-able distance from the Vallejo Transit Center. Just hop on one of the local routes with your Art Walk Passport to downtown Vallejo to be immersed in some of the best talent the Bay Area has to offer. The map showing the various stores, galleries and restaurants is available on the Art Walk’s website: vallejoartwalk.org.

Program Analyst for SolTrans, Mandi Renshaw had this to say about the Art Walk, “Our main focus at SolTrans is to encourage local ridership and to promote Vallejo’s monthly Local Artists Art Walk. By making it easier and more convenient for people to attend community events like the Art Walk, we hope to inspire people in the community to come out and experience them. We want to get you out and about in our community. We’re excited to be a part of Art Walk and other great, upcoming events in Vallejo.”

There are a couple exceptions to this promotion: the passport is not valid on SolanoExpress Routes; and Clipper riders and 31-Day pass holders should not tap their card if they are utilizing the promotion. Just present your Art Walk Passport and board.

For more information about the Art Walk visit the website, vallejoartwalk.org or their Facebook page Vallejo Art Walk. For complete SolTrans bus routes and schedules please visit soltransride.com or call (707) 648-4666.

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SolTrans Continues Beautification of Sereno Transit Center

In their continuing effort to make their transit centers and bus shelters clean, safe and attractive for the community, SolTrans has added some enhancements to Sereno Transit Center. This past week SolTrans added three beautiful planters filled with colorful, drought-tolerant perennials, more outlets for riders to charge their cell phones and more trash cans.

“We are pleased to be a member of the community and are committed to keeping our transit areas safe, accessible and beautiful,” stated Pat Carr, SolTrans General Services Manager.  “We have further improvements planned for the Sereno site, including painting the four shelters, adding additional trash receptacles and converting two tall poles into LED lighting. Real-time signs that tell our riders exactly when their bus will be arriving are also on the horizon,” said Carr.

A big congratulations to SolTrans for their continued efforts to improve their riders’ comfort and safety!

For complete SolTrans bus routes and schedules please visit soltransride.com or call (707) 648-4666.

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Notice: New Parking App for Curtola

Effective Wednesday, May 1, 2019

SolTrans will be moving to a new parking app, Passport Parking, for all daily and monthly parking at Curtola Park & Ride.

Users who currently use ParkMobile can still purchase monthly permits until Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Monthly permits will no longer be valid after Friday, May 31, 2019. Daily ParkMobile passes can be purchased and are valid until Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

To start using Passport Parking:

  • For Daily Passes:
    1. Download the Passport Parking app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store.
    2. Create an account with your mobile phone number or email address.
    3. Park anywhere you see Passport Parking app signs & decals.
    4. Pay for your parking session from your phone.
    5. Extend your time remotely if you’d like to stay longer!
  • For Monthly Permits:
    1. Visit the Passport Parking Monthly Parking Permit site.
    2. Select “Sign Up”
    3. Check out the FAQs for more information.

Passport Coming to Curtola May 2019

 

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Ride FREE With Vallejo Art Walk Passport

THE SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH APRIL – DECEMBER, 2018

Visit the Vallejo Transit Center Ticket Office for your Art Walk Passport or visit the SolTrans staff at any or our spring/ summer 2019 events. 2019 Vallejo Art Walk dates:

  • April 12, 2019
  • May 10, 2019
  • June 14, 2019
  • July 12, 2019
  • August 9, 2019
  • September 13, 2019
  • October 11, 2019
  • November 8, 2019
  • December 13, 2019

In an effort to support the community and the arts in Vallejo, SolTrans will be offering free rides every 2nd Friday of the month from 4 PM until the last bus of the evening (local fixed routes only) just by showing your “Art Walk 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.**

 

 

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