SolTrans

System-Wide Service Improvements

After the completion of the 2018 Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) and SolanoExpress Corridor Study the SolTrans Board has approved the following implementation plan for the SolTrans System-wide Service Improvements. 

PHASE I

Effective Sunday, June 30, 2019

Posted June 25, 2019

Downloadable Schedules Available

To view and print the schedule and map for a specific route, scroll to the route summaries below and click on the highlighted route name. The attachment has been updated to include the map and the schedule on 8.5 x 11 standard paper for ease of printing.

Printed schedules will be available at the Vallejo Transit Center Ticket Office no later than Friday, June 28, 2019 or at one of our tabling events on July 1, 2019:

  • Curtola Park and Ride: 6:00 am – 8:30 am
  • Vallejo Transit Center: 7:00 am – 9:30 am
  • El Cerrito del Norte BART: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Vallejo Transit Center: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Posted June 18, 2019

Find Your Bus Stop on Our Interactive Map of the New Routes

Clicking the link above will open the map in a new tab. Select a route number from the left-hand column.  White circles along the route indicate bus stop locations.  Right-click a stop to see the bus stop name and whether or not the stop is a scheduled departure timepoint in the printed bus schedule.

Routes 15, 17, 20 and 38 are not shown on the map as there are currently no changes to their routing.  Please note that the map has some integrated features which may not apply to your stop or schedule. 

To view the timepoints for a route, please scroll to the Route summaries below and select the link.

Route 1*

  • Bus every 30 minutes
  • The northern portion of Route 1 moving from Broadway St. to Sonoma Blvd
  • Bus every 15 minutes on northern Sonoma Blvd. in coordination with Route 2

Route 2*

  • Bus every 30 minutes
  • Northwest portion of Route 2 moving onto Sonoma Blvd
  • Bus every 15 minutes on northern Sonoma Blvd in coordination with Route 1
  • Streamlined to remove poorly designed one-way segment in northeast Vallejo (to shorten inbound trip timeframe from 56 min to 30 min)
  • Connects to Gateway Plaza via Route 7A Clockwise

Route 3*

  • Bus every 30 minutes
  • Streamlined by moving Glen Cove Parkway portion to the Route 8

Route 4

  • Bus every 60 minutes
  • Streamlined on Tuolumne and Hospital

Route 5

Route 5 continues to travel to the same locations every half hour during peak periods and every hour midday. It’s included here to provide a link to the schedule as times have been adjusted to connect with the new routes.

Route 6*

  • Bus every 60 minutes
  • Service area extended to include Ascot Pkwy and Georgia St east of Oakwood

Route 7A Clockwise*

  • Bus every 30 minutes clockwise from VTC (Vallejo Transit Center)
  • Provides new east-west connection in northern Vallejo
  • Allows for connections to all other local routes in several areas (downtown, Sereno Transit Center, Kaiser, Gateway Plaza, Solano Community College and Springs Road)

Route 7B Counterclockwise*

  • Bus every 30 minutes in counterclockwise directions from VTC
  • Provides new east-west connection in northern Vallejo
  • Allows for connections to all other local routes in several areas (downtown, Sereno Transit Center, Kaiser, Gateway Plaza, Solano Community College and Springs Road)

Route 8*

  • Bus every 60 minutes
  • Rerouted by removing Ascot Pkwy/Georgia and adding Glen Cove Pkwy

Yellow Line

  • Timepoints updated to better connect with SolTrans new local service, BART and the Vallejo ferry terminal.

Red Line

  • Merger of Routes 80 and 85
  • New stop: Suisun City/ Fairfield Amtrak
  • New Stop: Six Flags/ North Vallejo on CA-37 slip ramp
  • New Stop: Suisun Valley Rd/ Kaiser Dr serving Solano Community College
  • One seat service to Fairfield-El Cerrito del Norte BART and back
  • Route 82 will continue to run weekdays to the San Francisco Ferry Terminal

Additional changes*

  • Consistent hourly service on Routes 2 and 7 on Saturdays
  • Consistent hourly service on Routes 1 and 7 on Sundays
  • Bus Stop Update
    • Along with route improvements, bus stops have been modified based on safety, distance and new routing, including stops in all three Transit Centers.
    • Stops within Transit Centers have been adjusted
    • Route 5 stops have been adjusted

Note that Routes 15, 17, 38 and any routes that serve schools will be adjusted in August 2019 to accommodate bell schedules.

PHASE II

Effective Fall 2019

Discontinuation of Route 20 and Benicia GP Dial-A-Ride *

  • Discontinue poorly performing and unproductive Route 20 and General Public Dial-A-Ride*
  • Replace Route 20 with subsidized-Lyft/Taxi Service within Benicia to designated stops in Vallejo
  • Replace General Public Dial-A-Ride with subsidized-Lyft/Taxi Service within Benicia

Additional Changes*

  • Extend all weekday service hours to 9 PM on all local routes (school-tripper Routes 15 and 17 excluded)

* Route and Service changes derived from 2018 Comprehensive Operational Analysis.

Posted under Service Alerts

Rider Alert: On-board Audio Announcements

Effective Sunday, June 30, 2019

At this time, on-board audio announcements are not operational. Drivers will make verbal announcements at timepoints and transfers, until further notice.

Stops requests will still trigger a bell sound and internal signs will indicate stop names.

Thank you for your patience as we work with our technology partners to fix this as soon as possible. Please refer back to this post for updates.

Posted under Rider Alerts Service Alerts

Save with the Clipper Card

Clipper Card users pay a discounted fare beginning July 1, 2019 on all SolTrans Local Route e-cash fare and Adult, Youth and Reduced Local 31-Day passes.

The discounted fares are valid from July 1, 2019 until December 31, 2019. Clipper card users will receive a fare increase on January 1, 2020.

To learn more about the Clipper Card and where to get one visit the Clipper Fare page.

Posted under Promotions

Free Special Event Bus Service for Benicia Torchlight Parade

SolTrans is proud to provide FREE Round Trip Bus Service for the Torchlight Parade in Downtown Benicia on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Avoid the traffic and parking challenges by taking Parade Route 15 or Parade Route 17 between the hours of 5:00 pm and 9:30 pm.

The Torchlight Parade will begin at 6:30 pm along First Street and will include dancers, floats, clowns, and entertainment. Look out for our decorated SolTrans Bus in the Parade!

Parade Route 15 Schedule (All times are approximate)

Benicia High School West 14th/  Military Rose Drive/  Cambridge Rose Drive/ Windsor Solano/
Hastings
Warwick Drive/  Chelsea Hills Military/ First St
5:00 pm 5:04 pm 5:08 pm 5:12 pm 5:17 pm 5:22 pm 5:35 pm
5:43 pm 5:47 pm 5:51 pm 5:55 pm 6:00 pm 6:07 pm 6:18 pm
6:26 pm 6:30 pm 6:34 pm 6:38 pm 6:43 pm 6:48 pm 7:01 pm
7:09 pm 7:13 pm 7:17 pm 7:21 pm 7:26 pm 7:31pm 7:44 pm
7:52 pm 7:56 pm 8:00 pm 8:04 pm 8:09 pm 8:14 pm 8:27 pm
8:35 pm 8:39 pm 8:43 pm 8:47 pm 8:52 pm 8:57 pm 9:10pm
9:18 pm 9:22 pm 9:26 pm 9:30 pm 9:35 pm 9:40 pm

Parade Route 17 Schedule (All times are approximate)

Benicia High School Hastings/ Southampton Hastings/ Rose Rose Drive/ Panorama East 3rd/ Viewmont Military/ First St
5:00 pm 5:04 pm 5:09 pm 5:12 pm 5:18 pm 5:30 pm
5:40 pm 5:44 pm 5:49 pm 5:52 pm 5:58 pm 6:10 pm
6:20 pm 6:24 pm 6:29 pm 6:32 pm 6:38 pm 6:50 pm
7:00 pm 7:04 pm 7:09 pm 7:12 pm 7:18 pm 7:30 pm
7:40 pm 7:44 pm 7:49 pm 7:52 pm 7:58 pm 8:10 pm
8:20 pm 8:24 pm 8:29 pm 8:32 pm 8:38 pm 8:50 pm
9:00 pm 9:04 pm 9:09 pm 9:12 pm 9:18 pm

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 Events

Find Your Bus Stop on Our Interactive Map of the New Routes

Effective Sunday, June 30, 2019

After the completion of the 2018 Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) and SolanoExpress Corridor Study, the SolTrans Board approved a new plan of System-wide Service Improvements to be implemented June 30th. This interactive map shows the routing and bus stops that will be in place beginning Sunday, June 30th.

SolTrans COA Interactive Map

Clicking the link above will open the map in a new tab. Select a route number from the left-hand column.  White circles along the route indicate bus stop locations.  Right-click a stop to see the bus stop name and whether or not the stop is a scheduled departure timepoint in the printed bus schedule.

Routes 15, 17, 20 and 38 are not shown on the map as there are currently no changes to their routing.  Please note that the map has some integrated features which may not apply to your stop or schedule. 

To view scheduled departure times for a specific route, visit our System-Wide Improvements page, scroll to the route summaries and click on the highlighted route name.

Printed schedules are on the way! We will send a post to our subscribers as soon as they are available. Thank you for your patience.

Posted under Planning Rider Alerts Service Alerts

Solano Transportation Authority needs your Feedback

The Solano Transportation Authority (STA) is working with a Citizen’s Advisory Committee to develop a set of Transportation Equity Guiding Principles to guide future transportation investments, projects and programs. They need your feedback! These DRAFT Transportation Equity Guiding Principles have been thoughtfully crafted with the work of their project consultants, Alta Planning + Design, and our Equity Working Group.

Please stop by one of two workshops or participate during their Facebook Live event to learn more and give your feedback on how STA can better incorporate equity into their work.

STA will hold three events to gather feedback on:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Suisun City Hall
701 Civic Center Boulevard
Suisun City, CA 94585

Thursday, June 27, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Vallejo Downtown:
Cal Maritime Anchor Center
253 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Facebook Live Event
@SolanoTransportationAuthority

Please contact STA in advance if you need transportation to the Equity Workshop.

Printable Event Flier

Posted under Events

Press Release: Benicia Memorial Day Special Service

SolTrans FREE Community Shuttle for Benicia Memorial Ceremony

Press Release: Benicia Memorial Day Special Service

Benicia, CA – On Monday, May 27 the Benicia Historical Society will host the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Benicia Arsenal Post Cemetery honoring those who have served and are serving in the U.S Military. Due to extremely limited parking at the cemetery, SolTrans will provide a FREE community shuttle from the bus stop at Military and First Street (next to the Benicia First Station) to the cemetery. The shuttle will provide rides to and from the cemetery every 20 minutes beginning at 7:45 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

The Benicia Memorial Ceremony will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will include a wreath-laying ceremony, a rifle salute by the Service Veterans of Northern California Honor Guard, and music provided by the Diablo Regional Concert Band. The color guard will be provided by members of the Benicia VFW and American Legion. The ceremony’s main speaker will be Colonel Gregory Ford, Garrison Commander, Presidio of Monterey. A military fly-over is anticipated during the ceremony and light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

“Benicia’s Memorial Day Ceremony is a treasured annual gathering that we are so proud to have. The city is lucky to have the partnership with SolTrans so that we can offer these special shuttles to our community events.” Said Elizabeth Patterson, City of Benicia Mayor.

For more information about the Benicia Memorial Ceremony and the Benicia Historical Society, email Wally Stephens at walman@sbcglobal.net.

Information on the shuttle stop locations, shuttle schedule and fliers can be found on 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 Events Press Releases