SolTrans

Request for Public Comment on Proposed 2019 Fare Modification

SolTrans is seeking public input on a proposed fare increase to local routes. 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 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

Additional meetings to be held in October & November in Vallejo and Fairfield, dates and times still TBD

Unable to attend? Fill out the survey below:

Comments must be received by Sunday, December 31, 2018 at 5 pm 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 January 17, 2019 meeting.

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SolanoExpress Corridor Study Phase II, New Red Line

REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED RED LINE

 

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 3, 2018 – 9AM-2PM, Vallejo Farmers Market, Georgia Street Vallejo
  • Locations in Vallejo and Fairfield:  Dates and times to be determined.
  • 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.

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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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