SolTrans

Rider Alert: Route 3 & 80/82, Expect Delays

UPDATE: 6/22/2017 3:55 pm.  The City of Vallejo has deactivated the EOC; however, traffic in the area continues to travel slowly.  Please be advised of continued delays on Route 3.  There is a secondary accident on Eastbound I-80 so Route 80/82 will temporarily detour, please expect delays.


UPDATE: 6/22/2017 3:12 pm.  The City of Vallejo has activated the EOC has in response to the fire at the tip of Glen Cove. Please expect delays on the Route 3. One lane of Eastbound I-80 has reopened. Please continue to expect delays on the Route 80/82. Stay tuned for possible detours.


Due to car fire that spread to the surrounding hillside, CHP has issued a severe traffic alert on Eastbound I-80 east of Carquinez Bridge – Toll Plaza in Vallejo. All lanes are blocked,  please expect delays.

Roadways are estimated time to reopen at 2:30 pm.

Posted under Service Alerts

SolTrans 6th Anniversary- Ride for $0.25

WHAT CAN YOU BUY FOR 25 CENTS?  A RIDE ON SOLTRANS!

 
When?  Monday, June 26, 2017 — Friday, June 30, 2017
 
What?    In celebration of our 6th Anniversary, we’re cutting all local route fares to 25 cents.
 
Who?     EVERYONE!
 
Note:

  • Not valid on Express Routes
  • Clipper riders should not tag their card if they are utilizing the promotion
  • 31-Day pass holders should not swipe their card

Posted under Promotions

Service Alert: Bus Stop Closures

EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2017

The following bus stops will be closing on Sunday, July 2, 2017 until further notice.  Please plan ahead accordingly and use the alternate stops indicated.

1. Stop Closure – Rollingwood & Pope

The stop at Rollingwood Dr. and Pope Dr. will be closing.
Please use the stop at Rollingwood Dr. and Keats Dr.

2. Stop Closure – Sereno & Sonoma

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The stop at Sereno Dr. and Sonoma will be closing. 

Please use the Sereno Transit Center. 

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3. Stop Closure – Tennessee & Carroll

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The stop at Tennessee St. and Carroll St. will be closing.
Please use the stop at Tennessee St. & Amador St. 

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Press Release: Mare Island Route 9 Service Change

Effective Monday, June 19, 2017

Mare Island Route 9 Service Change

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Mare Island Route 9 Service Change Press Release June 19, 2017

VALLEJO, CA—SolTrans will adjust service on Mare Island Route 9 to better connect customers to the places they live, work and visit starting Monday, June 19, 2017.

Scheduled changes on the Monday through Friday service includes:

  • Hourly trips from the Vallejo Transit Center starting at 7am to 10am and again at 3pm to 6pm.
  • An additional stop added in front of the Touro University Student Health Clinic located on the Touro Campus at Suite 1537.
  • A temporary stop added to serve the United States Forest Service (USFS) at the Touro Farragut Inn parking lot. A USFS Parking lot stop will begin upon completion of construction at the USFS facility in mid-July.
  • Adult one-way fares will be $1.00 and a discounted fare of $0.50 will be charged to seniors and persons with disabilities.
  • Veterans with proper identification and ADA certified paratransit riders will be free.
  • The Saturday service will be discontinued after Saturday, June 17, 2017.

The Mare Island Route 9 service will operate until Friday, November 17, 2017. SolTrans will continue to monitor ridership and investigate alternative transportation resources to better meet the needs of Mare Island customers.

For complete schedule and route information, visit www.soltransride.com or call (707) 648-4666. For real-time schedule information, visit myride.soltransride.com and select “Mare Island” under Routes.

Click here for updated printable map and schedule for Route 9 – Mare Island

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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Posted under Press Releases

Press Release: Soltrans Announces Special Service Due To Warriors Victory Parade Celebration

JUNE 14, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Soltrans Announces Special Service Due To Warriors Victory Parade Celebration

Special Service Due to Warriors Victory Parade Celebration Press Release

VALLEJO, CA — SolTrans Special Service for Thursday, June 15, 2017

Route 80 – Vallejo-El Cerrito del Norte BART Station 

Bus service from 5am-10am and from 1pm-7pm will run every 15 minutes

Route 78 – Benicia to Vallejo Transit Center

All westbound trips from Benicia to the Vallejo Transit Center from 7am-Noon will be free to allow easy connections to Route 80 buses with direct service to BART.

SolTrans congratulates Golden State Warriors for becoming the 2017 NBA World Champions. The Warriors organization, in concert with the City of Oakland, have planned a celebration parade and rally on Thursday, June 15th.  SolTrans joins BART and ACTransit in encouraging attendees to ride transit to the celebration.

SolTrans and El Cerrito del Norte BART transit riders will be impacted during this daylong celebration. SolTrans will provide enhanced service to accommodate daily transit riders and those attending the Warriors parade and rally

For more information and the latest service updates, please visit soltransride.com.

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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Posted under Press Releases

Service Alert: Special Service for Warriors Victory Parade

Effective  Thursday, June 15, 2017

Special Service updates for Vallejo and Benicia transit riders to the El Cerrito del Norte BART Station

Congratulations Golden State Warriors for becoming the 2017 NBA World Champions!

This Thursday, June 15, 2017, SolTrans is providing the following special service to accommodate daily transit riders and those attending the Warriors parade and rally.

Route 80 – Vallejo-El Cerrito del Norte BART Station

From 5am-10am and from 1pm7pm, Route 80 bus service will run every 15 minutes

 

Route 78 – Benicia to Vallejo Transit Center

From 7am-Noon, all westbound trips from Benicia to the Vallejo Transit Center will be FREE to allow easy connections to Route 80 buses with direct service to BART.

Posted under Service Alerts

Service Alert: Temporary Detour Routes 5 & 85

Effective Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9:00 AM – end of service

Due to a broken water main because of a downed tree, the City of Vallejo must close a portion of Fairgrounds Drive to conduct emergency repairs.  We apologize for the inconvenience and ask that you please plan your trips accordingly.

Route 5 Detour

Due to the closure of Fairgrounds Dr. from Sereno Drive to Coach Lane, Route 5 will temporarily detour and the following stops will not be served:

  • Fairgrounds Dr. & Sereno Dr. (North and South bound)
  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (North and South bound)
  • Sage & Griffin Dr.
  • Gateway Dr. & Sage St.
  • Gateway Dr. at Fairgrounds Dr. (North and South bound)

Please use the temporary stops at the corner of Sereno Dr & Fairgrounds Drive.

Route 85 Detour

Due to the closure of Fairgrounds Dr. from Sereno Drive to Coach Lane, route 85 will temporarily detour and the following stops will not be served:

  • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (North and South bound)

Please use the temporary stops at the corner of Sereno Dr & Fairgrounds Drive.

Regular service is scheduled to resume on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Posted under Service Alerts

SolTrans Summer Adventure

SOLTRANS  allows you to explore the world around you in a safe, convenient manner. It connects you with your community and helps you connect to other communities as well. We want to help you discover your community and connect with some great events that are happening all around you this summer! SolTrans is not only sponsoring the following events, but will also help you get to every one of them. 

Simply ride the bus to the event and collect a sticker at each one. Once you have collected all of them (or at least 4)  submit your Entry Form to the Vallejo Transit Center at 311 Sacramento St Vallejo to win!  That’s all there is to it. We have some wonderful prizes for you to win.  Below is further information for each of the events:

1. PISTA SA NAYON
Saturday June 3, 2017 8 AM TO 5 PM, COST: FREE
The Marina Green, 301 Mare Island Way, along the Vallejo Waterfront (just north of the Vallejo Ferry Building)

Pista sa Nayon is the highlight of the City of Vallejo’s June Philippine Cultural Month. The event celebrates the Philippine Independence Day, when Filipinos first proclaimed their independence from Spain after over 300 years of colonial rule. This annual event kicks off with a parade starting at Marin and Capitol streets in Vallejo, it travels through the Historic Vallejo Downtown and ends at the Marina Green along the Vallejo Waterfront. The event continues with non-stop music and entertainment on two stages for the rest of the afternoon. This is one of Vallejo’s largest FREE outdoor festivals. It draws crowds wanting to sample Philippine cuisine, soak up Filipino hospitality, and enjoy entertainment that connects all ages, cultures and ethnicities. Come and experience the Philippine Culture firsthand and bring your whole family.

2. VALLEJO JUNETEENTH
Saturday June 17, 2017, 11 AM TO 4 PM, COST: FREE
Vallejo City Park 425 Alabama St.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, marks the anniversary for the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. The celebration marks that important date but also recognizes the positive contributions of African Americans here and across the United States. The event features music, arts & crafts, food and more from both local and regional artists and vendors. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the unique cultural diversity of Vallejo and it offers fun for all ages.

3. BENICIA TORCH LIGHT PARADE
Monday, July 3, 2017. 6:30 TO 9:30 PM, COST: FREE
First St, Benicia

This is Benicia’s 4th of July parade that marches down First Street and is full of dancers, music, classic cars and more – just on the 3rd of July. It’s a great event and many of the retailers and restaurants on Benicia’s historic First Street stay open late to allow for the crowds to do a little shopping and dining before they go home. The best seats get filled up quickly, so make sure to pick out your spot early.

4. VALLEJO 4TH OF JULY PARADE
Tuesday, July 4, 2017. 10 AM TO 12 PM, COST: FREE
Georgia St, Vallejo Downtown

It’s the 164th year for this historic 4th of July parade. All of the traditional parade fun like horses, bands, and floats, and some things that you can only see in Vallejo, such as their giant puppets or the Mad Hatter that marches in the parade and helps to kick off the 4th of July. It’s a wonderful way to build up an appetite for all of those 4th of July BBQ’s.

5. VALLEJO BACK TO SCHOOL TRANSIT FAIR
Thursday, August 10, 2017. 3 PM TO 5 PM, COST: FREE
Vallejo Transit Center, 311 Sacramento, St, Vallejo

A great way to get ready for back to school, learning how public transit can get you to school and home, safely and on time. Learn which routes to take and how you can use the bus service to connect yourself all throughout town and the Bay Area, too. There will also be a free raffle for a 31-Day youth pass for all that attend.

6. VALLEJO OUTREACH
Saturday, August 12, 2017. 11 AM TO 3 PM, COST: FREE
The Marina Green, 301 Mare Island Way, along the Vallejo Waterfront (just north of the Vallejo Ferry Building)

This is an annual back-to-school resource fair to help children in need as well as all children in the community. It will feature a health & social services fair, a grocery giveaway, a shoe giveaway, carnival games and bounce houses for kids, and free lunch for everyone in attendance.

7. BENICIA BACK TO SCHOOL TRANSIT FAIR.
Thursday, August 17, 2017. 3 PM TO 5 PM, COST: FREE
Benicia Library, 150 East L St, Benicia

A great way to get ready for back to school, learning how public transit can get you to school and home, safely and on time. Learn which routes to take and how you can use the bus service to connect yourself all throughout town and the Bay Area, too. There will also be a free raffle for a 31-Day youth pass for all that attend.

8. VALLEJO ADMIRALS GAME.
June 2nd to August 22nd, 2017. GAME TIMES VARY (see the full schedule at www.VallejoAdmirals.com/schedule) COST: $5, CHILDREN 10 AND YOUNGER FREE WITH A PAID ADULT.
Vallejo Transit Hub, Wilson Park. 1007 Solano Ave Vallejo

Vallejo’s own professional baseball team. Come on out and enjoy the game—and take the bus to get there! See tomorrow’s stars before they make it big. The Vallejo Admirals play in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs.

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