SolTrans

July 2018 Service Improvements, Routes and Fares

EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018

Routes in affect:

New Yellow Line: The Yellow Line is replacing the Route 78.  Printable Yellow Line Schedule

  • Summary of changes, the Yellow Line will:
    • No longer serve the stop at Napa and Curtola East and Westbound trips.
    • Pick up at all current Route 78 stops on Military West in Benicia, including the stops at the high school at 11th Street on East and Westbound trips.
    • No longer serve Diablo Valley College directly, but will continue to have stops on Contra Costa Blvd.
    • Better transfers with BART and Vallejo Ferry.
    • Only serve Pleasant Hill BART weekday A.M. trips
    • Walnut Creek BART served on all trips

For more information about the SolanoExpress Planning visit the link.

Route 80 and 85 Minor time updates: The last two trips of the P.M. Weekday Route 80 and 85 were adjusted by 5 minutes to better serve transfers from the 85 to the 80.

Route 85 will now depart from Fairfield Solano Mall at:

  • 9:02pm and arrive at VTC at 9:50 (Route 85 will arrive at VTC prior to 9:50pm Rt 80 departure)
  • 10:02pm and arrive at VTC at 10:50 (Route 85 will arrive at VTC prior to 10:50pm Rt 80 departure)

Route 80 will now depart VTC at:

  • 9:50pm and arrive at El Cerrito del Norte BART at 10:13pm
  • 10:50pm and arrive at El Cerrito del Norte BART at 11:13pm

 

SOLANOEXPRESS FARE CHANGES

  • New Reduced  Outside County Express 31-Day Pass: New pass for Seniors 65+, disabled and Medicare qualified
  • New Solano County Travel Express Fares: Fares on the SolTrans Route 85 are reduced. See Fare Structure below for all pass types.
    • SolanoExpress 31-Day paper passes and paper Day Passes are valid on all SolanoExpress buses and local systems operated by SolTrans and FAST (Fairfield and Suisun Transit) .
    • Some trips require additional fare.
  • CLIPPER
    • New fares will be in effect on Clipper July 1, 2018.
    • Clipper SolanoExpress 31-Day passes will be valid systemwide in the near future, however, in the interim these passes will be valid on the system for which it were purchased. For example:  A 31-Day pass  Yellow, 80, or 85 Lines (operated by SolTrans) will not be valid on the  Blue or Green Express (operated by FAST).
    • SolanoExpress Day Passes will not be available on Clipper.

SolTrans Updated Fare Schedule:

Posted under Service Alerts

Service Alert: Route 78 Bus Stops No Longer Served

Effective Sunday, July 1, 2018

Due to the Route 78 transition into the Yellow Line, these bus stops will not be served by Route 78 effective Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Stop Discontinuing – Contra Costa Blvd at Firestone (Safeway) in Pleasant Hill

The bus stop at Contra Costa Blvd #715 at Firestone (Safeway), (STOP ID 827008), is proposed to be discontinued.

Please use either the new SolTrans Yellow Line stop at Contra Costa Blvd and Golf Club Road (Wells Fargo), (STOP ID 827009), or the existing SolTrans stop at Contra Costa Blvd & Viking Dr, (Sunvalley Mall), (STOP ID 7004).

Stop Discontinuing – Diablo Valley College

The bus stop at Diablo Valley College, (STOP ID 827005), is proposed to be discontinued.

Riders are asked to please use the new SolTrans Yellow Line stop at Contra Costa Blvd & Golf Club Road (Wells Fargo), (STOP ID 827009).

Stops Discontinuing – Curtola Pkwy & Napa Street

The bus stops at Curtola Pkwy & Napa St. (STOP ID 821014 & 821101) will not be served on the new Yellow Line.

Please use the Vallejo Transit Center, (STOP ID 821001).

More information about the new Yellow Line will be posted soon!  Read about the Solano Express regional service changes here.

Posted under Service Alerts

Service Alert: Temporary Detour Routes 2, 4 and 6

Effective Saturday, June 2, 2018

Temporary Detour Routes 2, 4 and 6

Due to the annual Chelu Car Show, the Routes 2, 4 and 6 will detour temporarily and will not serve the following stop(s):

Route 2 Northbound/Route 6 Eastbound:  Sacramento & Virginia (STOP ID 821037)
Please use the Vallejo Transit Center.

Route 2 Southbound/Route 6 Westbound:  Sacramento & Virginia (STOP ID 821032)
Please use the temporary stop in front of Marina Tower.

Route 4 Southbound:  Santa Clara & City Hall/JFK Library (STOP ID 821065)
Please use the Vallejo Transit Center.

Regular service is scheduled to resume on Sunday, June 3, 2018.

Posted under Service Alerts

Service Alert: Route 8 Detour

Effective 8:00 am – 2:00 pm beginning Monday, May 21, 2018 until further notice.

Temporary Detour – Route 8

Due to unexpected PG&E construction, the Route 8 in both directions will detour until further notice and will not serve the following stop(s):

Route 8 Eastbound

  • Benicia Rd & Cedar St (STOP ID 822070)
  • Benicia Rd & Maple Ave (STOP ID 822071)
  • Benicia Rd & Home Acres (STOP ID 822072)
  • Benicia Rd & Taylor Ave (STOP ID 822073)
  • Benicia Rd & Rollingwood (STOP ID 822074)

Please use the stops on Rollingwood & Benicia Rd (STOP ID 822036) or Benicia Rd & Carquinez (STOP ID 821086).

Route 8 Westbound

  • Benicia Rd & Banning Way (STOP ID 822094)
  • Benicia Rd & Home Acres (STOP ID 822095)
  • Benicia Rd & Maple Ave (STOP ID 822096)
  • Benicia Rd & Cedar St (STOP ID 822097)

Please use the temporary stop on Glen Cove Road at Benicia Rd or Benicia Rd & Carquinez (STOP ID 821118).

Posted under Service Alerts

Service Alert: Route 8 Temporary Detour

Effective Saturday, May 12, 2018, between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm

Temporary Detour – Route 8

Due to a public block party, the Route 8 will detour and will not serve the following stop(s):

EASTBOUND

•  Maine St & Sutter St (STOP ID 82079)
•  Maine St & Napa St (STOP ID 821080)
•  Maine St & El Dorado St (STOP ID 821081)

Please use Maine St & Alameda St (STOP ID 821116).

WESTBOUND

•  Maine St & Sonoma Blvd(STOP ID 821122)

Please use Maine St & Alameda St (STOP ID 821121).

Posted under Service Alerts

Service Alert: Temporary Route 3 Detour

EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 – UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to unforeseen construction, the route 3 Westbound will detour temporarily and will not serve the following stop(s):

  • 5th St & Grant St (STOP ID 821022)
  • 5th St & Magazine St (STOP ID 821021)

Please use the stop at Magazine St & Sheridan St (STOP ID 82020).

Detour – Route 3

Posted under Rider Alerts Service Alerts