SolTrans

About SolTrans

Solano County Transit (SolTrans) is a Joint Powers Authority that provides public transportation to the southern Solano County cities of Vallejo and Benicia.

The SolTrans joint powers agreement was approved in the Fall of 2010 by the City of Benicia, the City of Vallejo, and the Solano Transportation Authority to build a unified public transit system in southern Solano County.  On Friday, July 1, 2011, SolTrans officially took over the public transit programs from the cities of Vallejo and Benicia.

The decision to move towards consolidation of these two transit operators could not have taken shape without the leadership of both communities being willing to come together and make tough, and at the time unpopular decisions, but with the best interests of their cities and constituents in mind.

SolTrans provides local and express bus service to the Solano County cities of Vallejo, Benicia and Fairfield, with express bus service connecting to the Contra Costa County communities of El Cerrito, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek, regional connections to BART.

Seven local fixed routes serve Vallejo, four limited service routes operate during school in-service dates within Vallejo and Benicia, and five intercity routes connect to surrounding areas.  General transit within Benicia is provided through a SolTrans branded dial-a-ride service.

In addition to fixed route service, SolTrans provides ADA complementary paratransit bus service, and administers Local  and Intercity Taxi Scrip Programs.  Solano County’s Intercity Taxi Scrip Program is an innovative, award winning program that provides direct service between cities in Solano County for ambulatory ADA Paratransit qualified individuals.

                                                                         

Joint Powers Agreement (December 2010)

The Solano County Transit (SolTrans) joint powers agreement was approved by the member agencies City of Benicia, City of Vallejo, and the Solano Transportation Authority in the Fall of 2010 to consolidate Benicia and Vallejo transit services.  The SolTrans Board of Directors is made up of the Mayor and a Council member from Benicia, Vallejo and the Solano MTC Commission representative. The Solano Transportation Authority is an ex-officio member of the SolTrans Board. The first SolTrans Board meeting was held in December 2010. Refer to meeting agenda for time and location of meetings.

Short Range Transit Plan (August 2013)

Short Range Transit Plan (4.5 MB PDF)

SolTrans Transition Plan (October 2010)

SolTrans Transition Plan (3.5 MB PDF)

The Vallejo Transit Center At Curtola Parkway and Lemon Street (October 2008)

Site Analysis and Conceptual Design Report