SolTrans

Find Your Bus Stop on Our Interactive Map of the New Routes

Effective Sunday, June 30, 2019

After the completion of the 2018 Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) and SolanoExpress Corridor Study, the SolTrans Board approved a new plan of System-wide Service Improvements to be implemented June 30th. This interactive map shows the routing and bus stops that will be in place beginning Sunday, June 30th.

SolTrans COA Interactive Map

Clicking the link above will open the map in a new tab. Select a route number from the left-hand column.  White circles along the route indicate bus stop locations.  Right-click a stop to see the bus stop name and whether or not the stop is a scheduled departure timepoint in the printed bus schedule.

Routes 15, 17, 20 and 38 are not shown on the map as there are currently no changes to their routing.  Please note that the map has some integrated features which may not apply to your stop or schedule. 

To view scheduled departure times for a specific route, visit our System-Wide Improvements page, scroll to the route summaries and click on the highlighted route name.

Printed schedules are on the way! We will send a post to our subscribers as soon as they are available. Thank you for your patience.

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Proposed SolTrans-Operated, Regional Paratransit Discontinuation: Request for Public Comment

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.

We will continue to work closely with Solano Mobility to ensure that our customers are able to access the transportation they need. To learn more about STA’s mobility services and programs, please visit solanomobility.org/people-with-disabilities/transportation-programs-options/ or contact the Solano Mobility Call Center at (800) 535-6883.

Please note that this proposal will not impact SolTrans local ADA paratransit service in anyway. Please provide feedback by:

  • Survey HERE
  • Email info@soltransride.com , subject line Regional Paratransit
  • Phone at (707) 648-4666
  • Mail 311 Sacramento Street Vallejo, CA 94590 comments received by July 9, 2019 will be included in the staff report

SolTrans will host a Public Hearing regarding the proposal on July 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Benicia City Council Chamber Hall at 250 East L Street Benicia, CA 94510. Thank you for your feedback.

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COA: Proposed Route and Service Change, Request for Public Comment

SolTrans is requesting public comment on the COA: Proposed Route and Service Changes.

Public comment is open from January 21, 2019- March 21, 2019

To comment on the proposed route and service changes visit the link to the Proposed Route and Service Change page. SolTrans staff will be hosting outreach community events to gather public comment, visit the Community Meetings page for scheduled events.

Comments can also be submitted via:

  • Email: info@soltransride.com
  • Phone: (707) 648-4666

Working papers and information about the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) can be found here.

 

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Request for Public Comment on Proposed 2019 Fare Modification

SolTrans is seeking public input on a proposed fare increase to local routes and paratransit. The proposed changes and the public input process are outlined below.
Background:

• SolTrans has not had a fare increase since 2006, while operating costs have increased
• SolTrans is required to collect fares that will cover 20% of the cost of operating the local routes or risk losing government funding
• Currently SolTrans is only collecting 13% of the cost of operating the local routes from passenger fares

SolTrans has been working hard on our service quality – keeping buses on time, keeping our service reliable, and keeping the buses maintained to avoid breakdowns on the road. We will also be making improvements to local service starting in 2019 based on the results of our Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA); our goal is to make service sustainable in order to avoid service cuts.  For more information on the COA click HERE

Proposed Changes

Instead of doing one big increase SolTrans wanted to break it up over 6 years so riders can plan. The first fare increase will take place July 1, 2019. It will be the first of three increases over the next six years. Increases are scheduled for July 2019, July 2021 and July 2023.

The table below reflects the proposed increases over the next six years:

SolTrans
Local Fare Structure
Current Fare Structure
Adult Youth Reduced*
Local Routes
Cash Fare $1.75 $1.50 $0.85
Day Pass $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
10 ride pass $15.00 $12.00 $7.00
31 Day pass $56.00 $44.00 $28.00
ADA Paratransit 
Local $3.00 n/a n/a
Regional $5.50 n/a n/a
GP Dial-A-Ride
Cash fare $2.00 n/a n/a
Mid-day Fare for Seniors $1.00 n/a n/a
SolTrans
Proposed Local Fare Structure
July 2019 July 2021 July 2023
Adult Youth Reduced* Adult Youth Reduced Adult Youth Reduced
Local Routes
Cash Fare $2.00 $1.60 $1.00 $2.20 $1.75 $1.10 $2.30 $2.00 $1.15
Day Pass $4.50 $3.50 $2.25 $4.75 $3.75 $2.30 $5.00 $4.00 $2.50
10 ride pass $18.00 $14.00 $9.00 $20.00 $16.00 $9.50 $21.00 $18.00 $10.00
31 Day pass $60.00 $46.00 $30.00 $62.00 $48.00 $31.00 $64.00 $50.00 $32.00
ADA Paratransit
Local $4.00 n/a n/a $4.25 n/a n/a $4.50 n/a n/a
Regional $6.50 n/a n/a $6.75 n/a n/a $7.00 n/a n/a
GP Dial-A-Ride
Cash fare $4.00 n/a n/a $4.25 n/a n/a $4.50 n/a n/a
Mid-day Fare for Seniors $2.00 n/a n/a $2.25 n/a n/a $2.50 n/a n/a

* For people age 65 or older, disabled, or have a medicare or RTC card

Public Input Process
The public is invited to provide input regarding these proposed fare changes. While we need to do a fare increase, we welcome your comments as to the amount of each increase, the increase amount by fare type and the timing of the increases. Comments may be submitted by filling out the survey on the link below, by postal mail to: Fare Change Comments, SolTrans, 311 Sacramento St. Vallejo, CA 94590. Comments may also be made at one of three public workshops that have been scheduled:

  • October 11, 2018- 4-7 PM, Benicia’s Farmer Market: First Street Benicia
  • October 27, 2018 – 9AM-2PM, Vallejo Farmers Market, Georgia Street Vallejo
  • November 1, 2018- 9:30AM-1PM, Solano Community College Fairfield Campus Building 1400, Fairfield
  • November 2, 2018- 12- 3PM, Solano Town Center Bus Stop 829012 across from Sears, Fairfield
  • November 3, 2018 – 9AM-2PM, Vallejo Farmers Market, Georgia Street Vallejo
  • December 20, 2018 – 4 PM, Formal Public Hearing: SolTrans Board meeting, Vallejo City Council Chambers

Unable to attend? Fill out the survey below:

Comments must be received by Thursday, February 21, 2019  to be considered as part of the development of the final staff recommendation.
The SolTrans Board of Directors is expected to consider the final staff recommendation on the proposed fare changes at their February 21, 2019 meeting.

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SolanoExpress Corridor Study Phase II, New Red Line

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED RED LINE

*PUBLIC COMMENT CLOSED DECEMBER 20, 2019*

PROPOSED SCHEDULE TO BE RELEASED EARLY SPRING 2019

The public is invited to comment on the SolTrans SolanoExpress Corridor Study Phase II: Route 80 and Route 85 merge together to become the Red Line SolTrans staff will hold public workshops in October through December 2018 to receive community input on proposed modifications to SolanoExpress Route 80 and Route 85 bus service. Approved changes are proposed to go into effect June 30, 2019. Public comment is due by December 10, 2018.

Details of the service proposals under consideration are available for review HERE. The public is encouraged to attend the workshops and comment on the proposals:

  • October 11th, 2018- 4- 7 PM, Benicia Farmers Market, First Street Benicia
  • October 27, 2018 – 9AM-2PM, Vallejo Farmers Market, Georgia Street Vallejo
  • November 1, 2018- 9:30AM-1PM, Solano Community College Fairfield Campus Building 1400, Fairfield
  • November 2, 2018- 12- 3PM, Solano Town Center Bus Stop 829012 across from Sears, Fairfield
  • November 3, 2018 – 9AM-2PM, Vallejo Farmers Market, Georgia Street Vallejo
  • Formal Public Hearing:  Thursday, December 20th SolTrans Board meeting, Vallejo City Council Chambers, 4:00 p.m.

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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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.

Traffic light flashing red 3-1-16

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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