SolTrans

SolanoExpress Corridor Study Phase 1

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

The public is invited to comment on the SolTrans SolanoExpress Corridor Study Phase 1: Route 78 Service Alternatives. SolTrans staff will hold public workshops in October through December 2017 to receive community input on proposed modifications to SolanoExpress Route 78  bus service. Approved changes are proposed to go into effect July 1, 2018.

Details of the  service proposals to be considered and the Notice of Public Work Shops are available for review HERE. The public is encouraged to attend these workshops and comment on the proposals. The public workshops on these service proposals will be held:

  • Benicia Farmers Market, First Street Benicia October 12th and 26th 4- 7pm
  • Vallejo Transit Center, 311 Sacramento Vallejo Wednesday, November 1st 4-6pm
  • Military and First Street, Benicia Wednesday, November 15th 6:30-9am
  • Benicia City Council Chamber, Benicia, Thursday, December 21, 2017 4-6pm

Unable to attend? Visit SolTransRide.com (click on the Request for Comment banner) to fill out a survey about the proposed alternative service or fill out one of the surveys below:

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Bus Service Resumes to SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub

Effective Friday, March 4, 2016, bus service will resume to the SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub!

 

SolTrans Routes 3, 78 and 80 will serve the new Hub while maintaining the current schedule and existing stops.  However, Route 3 will no longer serve the Lemon and Carlson Street stop, but will utilize the Hub instead.

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Please be mindful of the new traffic environments on Lemon Street and Curtola Parkway.

Click here for information on obtaining parking permits.

Transit Service Resumes at CP&R

Tranist Service Resumes at CP&R

 

 

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Coming Soon! Bus Service to Curtola

The signal lights at the SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub are now operational. Please be mindful of the new traffic environments on Lemon Street and Curtola Parkway.

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New signal light on Curtola Parkway

You may see buses turning into the transit platform, as we commence our safety run-throughs.

Stay tuned for more information on the restoration of transit service at this facility!

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Bus Service to SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub – One Final Step

Before resuming bus service to the Hub, the final step will be to complete the installation of a traffic signal at the bus driveway on Curtola Pkwy.

Crosswalk Curtola Pkwy    Traffic signal Curtola Pkwy

Curtola Pkwy is a very busy street, particularly during rush hour. The traffic signal will create a protected left turn for buses, as well as stop vehicular traffic for pedestrians crossing in the marked crosswalk to cross the street safely. Our staff has been working with the City of Vallejo, our contractor, and PG&E to mitigate the installation of the signal.

To read about the project, click here.

Once we complete the installation of the traffic signal, we will post notices on our website and buses with the date service will resume to the Hub. Sign up to receive notices by email at soltransride.com/subscribe.

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SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride will reopen to the public on December 21, 2015

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SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub Flier

SolTrans is pleased to announce the reopening of the SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub for paid, public parking on Monday, December 21, 2015. Monthly permit passes will be available here. Daily passes for the parking may be purchased via our new smartphone application through ParkMobile or via on-site electronic kiosks.

Call and leave questions or comments:  707.553.4855

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Press Release: SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub Ribbon Cutting

10-14-15 SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Ribbon Cutting Press Release

Vallejo, CA – Today, October 14, SolTrans cut the symbolic ribbon for the renovated SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub. U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson, 5th District, California State Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, California State Senator and Majority Whip, Lois Wolk, Caltrans District 4 Director, Bijan Sartipi, MTC Commissioner and Solano County Supervisor, Jim Spering, Solano Transportation Authority (STA) Board Chair, Benicia Mayor, Elizabeth Patterson, and Osby Davis, Mayor for the City of Vallejo and SolTrans Chairperson, all spoke at the long awaited event today. Unfortunately, due to the multiple fires that have affected the area, PG&E crews have been unable to complete the final electrical hook up for the project. The team at SolTrans knows that the work PG&E is doing to help thousands of homeowners and businesses impacted by this unprecedented fire season is far more important and needs their full attention.
SolTrans anticipates that the transit hub will open before the end of 2015, based on the information provided by PG&E. Mona Babauta, Executive Director, had this to say about the project, “We are excited to see this project come to completion and for the commuting public to once again use the site to get to and from work each day. However, we are not going to lose sight of the critical work PG&E has to do first so that those affected by the fires can get back into their homes. We are not going to press PG&E to make the final connections until they have the manpower available to do so. We appreciate our customer’s patience as PG&E returns service and infrastructure to the communities affected by this disaster.”
Once open, the site will provide expanded parking, new passenger waiting areas with weather protection, security cameras and LED lighting, electrical vehicle charging stations, wrought iron fencing to limit unauthorized access, new casual carpool loading and unloading areas, new Ticket Sales Office and vending kiosk, restroom facilities and site furniture. In addition to these improvements, new landscaping on the site will serve to enhance the visual image of this main gateway into the city of Vallejo. SolTrans will provide updates to the public as information becomes available.
To assist our commuters during construction, SolTrans is providing $10 off a 31-Day Multi-zone Pass for riders who park in the City of Vallejo Waterfront Parking Garage at Maine & Santa Clara.
If you have any questions or concerns, or simply would like more information, you may leave a message at (707) 533-4855 or email info@soltransride.com. Visit www.soltransride.com for more information about the SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub or to subscribe to updates.
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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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BOD & speakers, Ribbon

(Left to right): Solano County Supervisor and MTC Representative to the SolTrans Board of Directors, Jim Spering; CalTrans District 4 Director, Bijan Sartipi; SolTrans Executive Director, Mona Babauta; (behind Director Babauta) Ghilotti Brothers President, Mike Ghilotti; Benicia Mayor and Vice Chair of SolTrans Board of Directors, Elizabeth Patterson; California District 3, Senator Lois Wolk; US District 5, Congressman Mike Thompson; Vallejo Mayor and Chair of SolTrans Board of Directors, Osby Davis; State of California District 11, Assemblymember Jim Frazier; Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan; Benicia Vice Mayor and SolTrans Board of Directors, Mark Hughes; Vallejo Vice Mayor and SolTrans Board of Directors, Jess Malgapo; Suisun City Mayor and STA Representative to the SolTrans Board of Directors, Pete Sanchez; and Vallejo Councilmember Rozzana Verder-Aliga.

 

Thompson, Ghilotti, Frazier (2)

US Congressman Mike Thompson, Ghilotti Bros. President Mike Ghilotti, Assemblymember Jim Frazier.

Malgapo, Wolk, COV, --

Vallejo Vice Mayor, SolTrans Director Jess Malgapo, CA Senator Lois Wolk, Vallejo Sr. Community Development Analyst Annette Taylor, Mrs. Jess Malgapo.

Ghilotti crew

Ghilotti Bros. construction team and Ron Zeigenbein, Zeigenbein Construction.

Curtola, Keen, Larson, Intintoli

Former Vallejo Mayor Terry Curtola, Vallejo City Manager Dan Keen, Vallejo Chamber Board Chair Carol Larson, Former Vallejo Mayor Intintoli.

 

Straub, Altman, Curtola

Vallejo City Manager’s Executive Assistant Michelle Straub, Vallejo Administrative Analyst Joanna Altman, Vallejo Chamber President & CEO Rich Curtola.

Verder-Aliga, Spering, Davis, Hughes, Mona, Patterson, Malgapo, Hannigan

Vallejo Councilmember Rozzana Verder-Aliga, Solano County Supervisor Jim Spering, Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis, Benicia Vice Mayor Mark Hughes, SolTrans Executive Director Mona Babauta, Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson, Vallejo Vice Mayor Jess Malgapo, Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan.

 

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SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Gateway sign

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SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub Update

Effective October 19, 2015

The SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub is not yet open, though it is well over 90% complete. SolTrans is waiting for a permanent power source to be established by PG&E, and certain pieces of work cannot be done until that occurs. Due to the fires in Lake County, PG&E’s northern California resources have been primarily deployed to that area to assist with recovery efforts. Once the power source has been connected, and weather permitting, we estimate we can open by the end of December 2015. However, this may change. SolTrans will post updates to our website as information becomes available.

Since the September Board meeting, the following achievements have been met:

Completed:

  • Eleven 18 feet tall palm trees;
  • Stormwater pollution and prevention elements;
  • Canopy structures for the transit platform;
  • A Ribbon Cutting event occurred at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday October 14, 2015.

Continuing:

  • Striping for parking spaces;
  • New “compass” in transit platform area;
  • Installing signs and monuments;
  • Installing 36” and 42” railings;
  • Building the structure for the security/restroom/kiosk facility;
  • Landscaping for median islands and project site;
  • Installing solar array system on canopy;
  • Installing two new traffic signal systems;
  • Installing electrical for charging stations, parking pay machines, lighting and security cameras.

For more information about the project, or to view the Parking Plan, please visit www.soltransride.com/planning/curtola, call 707-553-4855, or email info@soltransride.com.

 

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Proposed November 2015 Service Improvements

November Service Improvements are all about Riders Choice! 

Tell us what you want!

 

In July 2015, the SolTrans Board approved the service improvements for November 2015 pending public comment. We need your help to design our new SolanoExpress Regional service. Tell us where you want to go and when you want to go.

Service options with the most votes will be implemented on November 22, 2015.

These service improvements concentrate on our SolanoExpress Routes 78, 80s, and 80. Please see the Service Improvements Table below:

 

Route

Service Improvements

Route 78/80s Sunday

Convert existing Sunday Route 80s service to Route 78.  Adjust schedule to provide more consistent service similar to Saturday Route 78. Stops and timing based on riders feedback.

Route 78 Weekday

Expand weekday mid-day service to hourly and extend evening service until 9:15 pm. Add additional stops to Sunvalley Mall and Diablo Valley College based on rider feedback.

Route 80 Sunday

Reinstate Sunday service on “regular” Route 80.  Half-hourly from 7:30am to 8:30pm between VTC and El Cerrito del Norte BART station.proposed Route 80 Sunday Service

Route 80 Weekday/weekend

Add service to Sereno Transit Center during PM trips after local services have ended.  Proposed Route 80 Weekday/Weekend PM stops at Sereno Transit Center

 

Thank you for your participation – your comments are an integral part of our process.

Please review the 2015 system improvement draft summary table, and give us your valuable feedback by filling out our SURVEY or stop by our Ticket Office at the Vallejo Transit Center for a paper survey.

 

Please note the comment period ends October 1, 2015.

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