SolTrans Local, Benicia GP Dial-A-Ride, and Paratransit fares will increase. This is the first of three increases that will occur over the next 4 years. There will be 2 more fare increases in 2021 and 2023. For more information about the fare increase process and public outreach visit, the Proposed 2019 Fare Modification page.
Effective Monday, May 27, 2019 –
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.
SolTrans is requesting the public’s feedback on the proposal for the discontinuation of SolTrans-operated, regional paratransit service that provides connections to other regional, ADA paratansit operators. The proposal calls for the regional paratransit service to be administered by the Solano Mobility, except for direct connection transfers between SolTrans and Napa VINEGo, which will continue to be operated by SolTrans. Trips to Fairfield will be transitioned to Solano Mobility programs, while trips to Concord and Pinole will be discontinued. The proposed discontinuation will go into effect Fall 2019 pending SolTrans Board approval.
There is no legal requirement for SolTrans to provide service outside its service area (Benicia and Vallejo), however given the rising cost to operate the regional paratransit service, the service is no longer sustainable. Staff is planning to transition the regional paratransit service to Solano Mobility in Fall 2019, pending board approval by both agencies. Nevertheless, we welcome the public’s feedback.
Benicia, CA –SolTrans is once again partnering with Arts Benicia to offer FREE special service shuttle rides on May 4 and 5 during the popular Benicia Open Studio 2019 event. SolTrans will provide service every 30 minutes from Arts Benicia to First Street, patrons are encouraged to hop on and off and enjoy all the talent along the way. The SolTrans shuttle will operate Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 from 11a.m. to 5p.m.
Benicia Open Studios event welcomes over 2,000 attendees from all over the bay
area each year. The shuttle provides any easy way to travel between the Benicia
Arsenal and First Street to see glass blowing, tour galleries, speak with
artists about their work, watch demonstrations, and purchase original art.
Benicia Executive Director, Celeste Smeland said, “We are thrilled to be
partnering once again with SolTrans to offer visitors the free shuttle service
throughout the Benicia Open Studios weekend. The SolTrans shuttle is a
comfortable, convenient and very user-friendly addition to the
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.
JOIN ARTS BENICIA AT BENICIA OPEN STUDIOS 2019 AND LET SOLTRANS DO THE DRIVING
Event:Benicia Open Studios Location: Benicia, CA
Date: Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Join SolTrans as they partner with Arts Benicia at The Benicia Open Studios 2019. SolTrans is providing a complimentary shuttle for event attendees between Arts Benicia at Polk and Tyler Street and Benicia’s First Street!
It is with great sadness that SolTrans and National
Express Transit announces the passing of Keith O. Ward Jr. He has been part of
the team with SolTrans and National Express, helping to provide public
transportation in Vallejo and Benicia, for over a decade. Keith started with
the team as a driver and has transitioned from Analyst to Scheduler, during his
Keith was born in Mason City, Iowa in 1953 but grew
up in nearby Minnesota, where he developed a love for playing hockey. He
attended both Bob Jones University and the University of Minnesota. He had a
diverse background before joining the SolTrans team, which included working in
his uncle’s butcher shop, selling men’s clothing, driving a Trailways bus,
managing a lumber yard, and owning his own construction business. Whatever he
did, Keith did it passionately and loved coming to work every day.
Keith’s commitment to his job showed and he was
well regarded and respected by his co-workers and the public for his enthusiasm
to whatever task he was given. He will be long remembered for his kindness,
generosity, humor, and thoughtfulness to those around him and will be dearly missed
by his family, his friends and his co-workers. Keith leaves behind his parents,
his sister and two daughters.
Vallejo, CA – On May 1, 2019, Solano County Transit (SolTrans) users of the Curtola Park and Ride Hub can pay for daily and short-term parking using a mobile smartphone by downloading the free Parking app Passport Mobile. The app is available on IOS or Android smartphones. The new application will allow customers to purchase permits for short-term parking or to sign up for a monthly parking permit. Monthly permits can be applied for online at soltranspermits.rmcpay.com also powered by Passport. SolTrans riders have the option of a daily, short term or monthly permit, providing flexibility based on the users’ travel plans. The smartphone Passport Mobil app allows users to:
Monitor parking sessions electronically
Receive notifications for parking sessions ending soon
Extend parking sessions remotely
View payment history
Receive email receipts
Users who currently use ParkMobile can still purchase monthly permits until Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Parkmobil 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. “Our ultimate goal at SolTrans is to provide people with a safe and reliable way to travel throughout our community and a seamless parking operation is a key part of that,” said Patricia Carr, general services manager at SolTrans. “With Passport, we can provide our customers with an easy and flexible solution to pay for parking so they can continue on to the next leg of their journey.”
About Passport Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software.
For more information about SolTrans parking and transportation services please visit soltransride.com or call (707) 648-4666. 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.