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Revised System Improvement Proposals — We Want Your Feedback!

REVIEW AND COMMENT

SolTrans has revised the system improvement route proposals based on public input.  To review and comment on the revisions, come to one of our outreach events, or review the proposals at the links below and provide your comments in the comment form:

View the Revised Proposals

 

Click here to Comment on the Revised Proposals

 

REVISED PROPOSALS SUMMARY

Below are summaries of the proposals for each Route.  Sections in bold, white font were revised from the initial proposal responses.

Short Term – January 2015

1 30 minute weekday service all-day
2 30 minute weekday service all-day
4 Bi-directional service from Sereno Transit Center via upper Tuolumne. Discontinue loop serving CVS at Sonoma Blvd. ·Discontinue Sereno Blvd. segment between Broadway and Tuolumne St.
5 Combine branched service into single route on portions of Sereno & Redwood
6 Split one-way loop route into two separate, bi-directional routes (one operating on Tennessee St. and the other on Benicia Rd.)   Discontinue Ascot/Columbus Parkway service
7 Operate 30 minute weekday service all-day
76/78 Integrate Route 76 into Route 78 for productivity purposes, with three roundtrips including Diablo Valley College and Sun Valley Mall . Continue to serve Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek BART
85 Streamline express service in Vallejo, with non-stop service between Vallejo Transit Center, Sereno Transit Center & Fairgrounds (Six Flags/Marine World).  Operate express service along I-80 with stops at Solano Community College in Fairfield, Fairfield Transportation Center and Solano Mall

Short Term – August 2015

2 Bi-directional service via Corcoran. Shift route to Fairgrounds Drive and turn bus at Solano Community College. Bi-directional service for Gateway Plaza
7 Move bus stops along Columbus Parkway (at Hilary & Ascot)

 Long Term

1 Bi-directional service at Sonoma Blvd.
3 Bi-directional service for south Vallejo. Discontinue Glen Cove Landing segment
80s Discontinue due to low ridership. Consider “lifeline service” between  Benicia & Vallejo on Sunday  to provide access to BART/shopping for Benicia citizens
80 Reinstate Route 80 Service to El Cerrito del Norte BART on Sundays, in conjunction with discontinuing the Route 80S
85 Streamline service to run on SR37 and I-80, making stops at Vallejo Transit Center, Sereno Transit Center, Six Flags/Fairgrounds and American Canyon/Hiddenbrook when freeway ramp stops are introduced in coordination with the Solano Corridor improvements.  Consider discontinuing Solano Town Center/Solano Mall stop.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Proposals will be on display and staff­ will be available at the events below to answer questions and receive your feedback.

Revised Proposals Upcoming Events Flier

Event 1:  September 25, 2014
Vallejo Transit Center
311 Sacramento St, Vallejo CA
5:00pm – 7:00pm
 
Event 2:  September 26, 2014
Benicia Public Library
150 East L St, Benicia CA
4:00pm – 6:00pm
 
Event 3:  September 30, 2014
Vallejo Transit Center
311 Sacramento St, Vallejo CA
5:00pm – 7:00pm
 

SolTrans Flyer 2014 09 19 with summary v3

MORE INFORMATION

Please visit our System Restructuring webpage for more information.

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NOTICE: City of Vallejo Sealing Top Level of Parking Garage

Monday, September 15 through Friday September 26, 2014

Please note that the City of Vallejo will be closing the top level of the Waterfront Parking Garage for maintenance sealing work before the start of the rainy season. The project is expected to last two weeks, from Monday, September 15 through Friday, September 26.

The City of Vallejo’s press release regarding the work can be found here:  www.ci.vallejo.ca.us/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=98732

 
This notice is provided as a courtesy to SolTrans’ passengers.  The City of Vallejo owns and operates the Waterfront Parking Garage.  Please direct your questions about this closure to the City of Vallejo at the numbers shown on the above press release.

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We Want Your Feedback! SolTrans System Restructuring

SolTrans System Restructuring Flier

Come learn about proposed route improvements!

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

Come visit our booth at the Vallejo Transit Center tomorrow!  Proposals will be on display and staff will be available to answer questions and receive your feedback.

SolTrans is studying route enhancements that will make our service more customer friendly, reliable, and direct for riders.  Routes proposed for improvement include local routes 1 through 7 and multi-zone routes 76, 78, 80S and 85.

Through the month of August 2014, SolTrans staff has been out in the community hosting open houses to hear your ideas on how our transit network should look.  The proposals include increasing weekday frequencies to 30 minutes all day on Routes 1, 2, and 7, along with a number of other enhancements designed to make service more convenient and user-friendly.  To see the proposals, please click HERE.

Visit our webpage about the Restructuring Project:  soltransride.com/planning/system-restructuring.

 

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Rider Alert: Route 2 Temporary Detour

Effective Saturday August 30, 2014
 

Due to the Vallejo Saturday Farmer’s Market taking place on Sacramento St., the bus stops on Sacramento St. near Virginia St. will not be served. Please use the bus stops in front of City Hall and the Community Trust Bank.

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Rider Alert: Route 85 Detour

Effective Thursday, August 21st through Friday, August 22nd, between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am
 

Rider Alert:  Route 85 Detour

Due to road closures from 8 pm to 5 am on Sonoma Boulevard between Redwood and Sereno, Route 85 will not serve the following stops after 8:00 pm:

• CVS on Sonoma Blvd
• Bud’s Burgers on Sonoma Blvd

The closest stop is at the Sereno Transit Center.  Route 85 will serve the Sereno Transit Center after 8:00 pm during the road closure.

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Sneaky Saturday Special

Like A Free Ride?

 

Leave the safe driving to us, this Saturday, August 16th, 2014!

To celebrate downtown Vallejo’s Waterfront events, simply present this flier or the postcard below, to the driver of any SolTrans Local bus route, and get a free bus ride.

Wine Tasting on the Vallejo Waterfront

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Valid on SolTrans Local bus routes only on Saturday, August 16, 2014.  Not valid on SolTrans Multi-zone Solano Express bus routes.

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JOIN US FOR OUR BACK TO SCHOOL TRANSIT FAIRS!

2014 Back to School Transit Fairs

 

Back to School Vallejo Transit Fair

Friday, August 15, 2014
11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Vallejo Transit Center, 311 Sacramento Street
 

Back to School Benicia Transit Fair

Friday, August 15, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Benicia Library, Dona Benicia Room, 150 East L St, Benicia

 

  • Learn which bus route serves your school
  • Discover how to ride the bus
  • Find the best fare for your bus routes
 

FREE!  LOCAL YOUTH DAY PASSES! 

The first 100 students to visit our booth will receive a free SolTrans Local Youth Day Pass.

WIN!  LOCAL YOUTH 31 DAY PASS! *

Enter our raffle to win one 31-Day bus pass valid on SolTrans local bus routes.

*One raffle entry per student.  Winners will be notified via email or method indicated on the raffle ticket.

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Come Learn About Proposed Route Improvements! We Want Your Feedback!

SolTrans System Restructuring

SolTrans is taking a comprehensive look at all of the transit system’s routes in order to improve transit service throughout southern Solano County and beyond.

Over the past year, the project has included on-board surveys, ridership counts, and a detailed analysis of how people currently use transit within Vallejo and Benicia and beyond. With the help of transit industry experts, SolTrans has put together some proposals for how service could be improved in 2015.

SolTrans staff will be out in the community and hosting open houses to hear your ideas on how our future transit network should look. We want your input!

The times and locations for the events are listed below:

 
Dates & Times Event Details
Sat., Aug. 2, 2014
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tabling at the Vallejo Farmer’s Market 
Georgia & Marin Sts., Downtown Vallejo
Thurs., Aug. 7, 2014
4:00 – 8:00 pm
Tabling at the Benicia Farmer’s Market
1st St., Benicia
Tues., Aug. 12, 2014 
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Open House at the North Vallejo Community Center
1121 Whitney Ave, Vallejo
Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Open House at the South Vallejo Community Center
545 Magazine St., Vallejo
Tues., Aug. 19, 2014 
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Open House at the Benicia Public Library
150 East L St., Benicia

We look forward to seeing and hearing from you!

May 2014 System Restructuring Presentation

Subscribe for automatic updates, or bookmark our System Restructuring page.

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Don’t Miss Out! Special August Fare on Summer Route 20

Take SolTrans Route 20 for Summer Fun – Special August Cash Fare
 
Effective August 1, 2014 through August 30, 2014
 

Only 25 Cents!

 

Between July 7th and August 30th, 2014, this special Summer Route 20 is providing service between Downtown Benicia, Solano Community College and Gateway Plaza in Vallejo.  Movies, shopping and dining are just a short bus ride away.

Beginning Friday, August 1st, 2014, the cash fare for this bus route will be only 25 cents!  

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This summer service provides a direct transit link, Monday through Saturday, between Benicia and Vallejo educational, shopping, and recreational destinations, including:

  • Solano Community College
  • Target
  • Best Buy
  • Century Theaters

For a printable version of the schedule, including a map, click  HERE.

When you need a ride, think SolTrans.

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