SolTrans

April 2017 Service Improvements

EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017

Service Improvements for the following routes will go into effect:

Please check the schedules when planning your trips, as changes in time points may affect your connections.

 

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Students Ride Free During Spring Break

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017 – FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017

It’s that time again! Throughout Spring Break ALL students ride FREE on ALL LOCAL SolTrans buses. Youth Ride Free (ages 6 to 18),  College Students of all ages please present your valid Student ID when boarding for a free ride.

Student using Clipper? Take a spring break from tagging your Clipper card from Monday, March 27 through Friday, April 14 (but don’t forget to tag again starting April 15.)  Clipper cards tagged during the promotion will be charged the regular fare.

**Please note that the reduced fares are not available for Solano Express routes.**

Posted under Promotions

Ride the Pilot Route 20 for FREE

When: From Monday, March 27, 2017 to Friday, April 28, 2017

What:  Ride the SolTrans Route 20 for FREE

Fare:  FREE,  Route 20 ONLY

Using Clipper?  Please don’t tag your Clipper card. Clipper cards tagged during the promotion will be charged the regular fare.

Last year we asked for your feedback on how to make the Route 20 better. This year try the route with its new destinations, thanks to you!

  • Kaiser Medical Center,Vallejo
  • Sutter Solano Medical Center, Vallejo
  • CVS Shopping Center, Benicia

Route 20 Map and Schedule

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Press Release: Mare Island Route is Extended!

EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2017

SolTrans Mare Island Route will continue thru May 27, 2017

Mare Island Route 9 Schedule and Map

VALLEJO, CA—SolTrans is pleased to announce that the Mare Island Shuttle promotional service will be extended through Saturday May 27, 2017 as a demonstration service. This extension will provide the public additional opportunity to experience the route first hand and utilize it to explore Mare Island.

The SolTrans Board of Directors approved the continuation of service at the February 16, 2017 board meeting. The extension allows staff to continue to collect information on ridership levels and determine whether to make it a permanent part of the fixed route service. Planning of the service has kept staff working closely with stakeholders on the Island to identify bus schedule needs and key destinations such as the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Touro University, the Vallejo Unified School District offices and the Global Center for Success.

“Ridership continued to grow throughout the promotional period and we hope to continue that path by offering free fare and encourage everyone to hop on the route.” said Mandi Renshaw, SolTrans Program Analyst I. The fare for all will be FREE throughout the entire demonstration period. In addition, new branding elements will be added both to increases the visibility of the route and to better include it in the SolTrans family of fixed-route bus service.

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 “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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Extended Mare Island Shuttle Press Release

Posted under Press Releases

FREE RIDES FRIDAY- MARCH 17, 2017

Effective Friday, March 17, 2017 at 4pm

The public can ride FREE on all LOCAL and EXPRESS routes starting at 4pm until end of service on Friday, March 17, 2017.

LUCKY YOU!

 

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Complimentary Bus to Aging With Vitality: Mini-Medical School

Event:                Aging with Vitality — Mini‐Medical School
Location:           
KROC Center, 586 East Wigeon Way, Suisun City, CA
Dates:                
Saturdays, March 18, 25 & April 1, 8, 2017
Fare:                  FREE

SolTrans will provide a complimentary Express Bus to and from the Aging with Vitality: Mini-Medical School on the following Saturdays March 18, 25 and April 1, 8 2017

COMPLIMENTARY EXPRESS BUS

The Express Bus will provide service from Benicia at Military and First st., Vallejo Transit Center and Sereno Transit Village to the event at the KROC Center in Suisun City.

FREE rides on all local routes for transfers to the Express Bus departing from Benicia at Military and First St, the Vallejo Transit Center and Sereno Transit Village by showing the Aging with Vitality: Mini-Medical School, (printable PDF Flyer below).  Please See below for event information.

Aging With Vitality- Mini Medical School Flier

COMPLIMENTARY EXPRESS BUS SCHEDULE

Aging With Vitality Mini Medical School Schedule

 

 

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Press Release: FREE Island Getaway! On the Mare Island Shuttle

EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017

VALLEJO, CA—SolTrans is pleased to announce that beginning on Saturday January 14, 2017 the temporary service, known as the “Mare Island (MI) Shuttle,” will be FREE until February 14, 2017. This promotion will provide the public the opportunity to experience the shuttle first hand and utilize it to explore Mare Island.

The team at SolTrans wants to ensure that the community is familiar with this route during its test as it is set to expire on February 28, 2017. The public is encouraged to not only ride the shuttle but to provide feedback about the service as well, via an online survey card on the SolTrans website at:

http://www.soltransride.com/planning/mare-island-survey/

The Mare Island Route is a promotional temporary demonstration service which will allow staff to collect information on ridership levels and determine whether to make it a part of the fixed route service.
Continued planning of the service has kept the staff working closely with stakeholders on the Island to identify bus schedules and key destinations such as the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Touro University, the Vallejo Unified School District Offices, and the Global Center for Success.

“We hope to see more people jump on the bus during this promotional period.” said Mandi Renshaw, SolTrans Program Analyst I.

To make access to the service easier for Veterans and seniors (over the age of 60) the MI Shuttle will be free throughout the entire promotional period with proper identification.
For schedule times and locations, visit www.soltransride.com or call (707) 648-4666.

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

You may fill out the survey HERE and mail to:

SolTrans

311 Sacramento St.

Vallejo, CA 94590

Free Promotional Post Card

 

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Complimentary Bus to Senior Work Shop

Event:               Cover Your Assets Fraud Prevention Work Shop for Seniors
Location:          
Florence Douglas Center, 333 Amador St, Vallejo, CA 94590
Dates:              
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Fare:                 FREE

Schedule:      Benicia Senior Center Pick-Up: 8:20 a.m. Return: 12:10 p.m.

Vallejo Transit Center Pick-Up: 8:35 a.m. Return: 11:55 a.m.

SolTrans will provide a complimentary Express Bus to and from the Cover Your Assets Fraud Prevention Work Shop.  The Express Bus will provide service departing from the Benicia Senior Center 187 E L St and the Vallejo Transit Center to the event at the Florence Douglas Center. See flier below for event information.

Senior Workshop Flier

CYA Full Flyer Jan 18 2017 Transit Info-3

 

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