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SolTrans Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The ADA’s 25th Anniversary

July 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 26, 2015 – SolTrans Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Americans

With Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Vallejo, CA – On July 26, 2015, SolTrans and the rest of the country will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We would encourage the public to join us in remembering that day and the positive impact it has had on the lives of so many Americans.

“This is an important milestone.” said Mandi Renshaw, SolTrans Program Analyst. “ADA rights are civil rights and we want to help remind the public of that as well as to reaffirm our support. In 2013 we partnered with Solano Transit Authority and other Solano County Transit Operators to launch a new Countywide In-Person ADA Eligibility Program. In 2014 we created our “Ride for $0.25” program which reduced fares by over 70% on our local fixed routes for people showing their ADA Paratransit ID card. In 2015, we created our “Ride for $0.50” program which lowered fares by 80% for those same riders on our Solano Express routes 78, 80s, 80 and 85. We are proud of these programs along with our Paratransit program, Solano County InterCity and SolTrans Local Taxi Scrip Programs and our Regional Transit Connection (RTC) Discount Card Program which significantly increases access to the community. In addition to all our discounts we also provide Travel Training Ambassadors who will assist anyone with learning how to ride our transit system.”

Peter L. Wilson, Executive Director of Vallejo’s Florence Douglas Senior Center, had this to say about SolTrans’ efforts to improve the lives of seniors and those with disabilities; “SolTrans is very supportive of our seniors and people with disabilities through the Taxi Scrip and Paratransit programs.  I look forward to our continued partnership with SolTrans to improve the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.”

Over the last 25 years, accessibility of public transit vehicles has improved markedly going from 50 to 99.8 percent according to the 2014 APTA Fact Book. SolTrans has improved bus service accessibility  with low floor buses, wheelchair ramps and lifts, dedicated bus seats and space for people with disabilities, including those who use wheelchairs or scooters, automatic bus stop announcements through their new AVL system (which is helpful to those with visual impairments), as well as accommodations to facilities for people with disabilities. The fact that public transportation provides freedom, independence and access to the community for millions of Americans with disabilities is definitely something to celebrate.

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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Rider Alert: Caltrans paving along I-780

July 19 – 25, 2015

Caltrans will be performing paving work in several areas on I-780 in Vallejo beginning Sunday, July 19 through Saturday, July 25, 2015.

Route 78 may experience minor delays on the early morning trips Mon-Sat.

Route 80 may experience minor delays on the late evening trips Mon-Fri and early morning trips on Saturday.  The route may have to detour, which could affect some inbound bus stops.  We will post more information as we have it.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask that you plan your trips accordingly.

For more information about Caltrans’ projects, please call 510-286-4444.

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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub

SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Public Meeting Notice

SolTrans is seeking comments about the new amenities and improvements to the SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub and parking fees for funding their maintenance.

Key features will include expanded parking, a transit center with restroom, security cameras, LED lighting, new furniture and canopies in passenger waiting areas, electric car charging stations, real time bus departure electronic signs, bike lockers and more.

Solar infrastructure is being implemented with the goal of making the facility energy neutral.

SolTrans plans to charge $3 per day or $40 for a monthly permit to fund the operation and maintenance costs once the facility opens to the public. Staff expects approximately half of the 580 spaces will be reserved for monthly permit holders.

We would like to hear from you about the new parking fees and answer any questions or concerns. We invite you to attend one of our two meetings:

*Correction* Monday, July 20, 2015

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Joseph Room

JFK Library

505 Santa Clara Street Vallejo, CA  94590

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If you are unable to attend, please call 707-553-4855 and leave your questions or comments for our staff, or complete a comment form on our website.

For more information about the project visit the Planning page on our website:  soltransride.com/planning/curtola

Posted under Curtola News

Notice: Lemon Street Lot Closure starting Monday, July 27, 2015

The full project, (both the main lot and Lemon Street lot), is estimated to be completed in October 2015. In order to complete the project on schedule, work on the Lemon Street lot will begin Monday, July 27, 2015.

City of Vallejo Waterfront Parking is available at 415 Santa Clara Street.  For additional commute options, please visit www.soltransride.com/planning/curtola.

If you have questions or comments, please leave a message at 707-533-4855 or complete the comment form on our website.

Notice: Lemon Street Lot Closure

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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub

SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Public Meeting Notice

SolTrans is seeking comments about the new amenities and improvements to the SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub and parking fees for funding their maintenance.

Key features will include expanded parking, a transit center with restroom, security cameras, LED lighting, new furniture and canopies in passenger waiting areas, electric car charging stations, real time bus departure electronic signs, bike lockers and more.

Solar infrastructure is being implemented with the goal of making the facility energy neutral.

SolTrans plans to charge $3 per day or $40 for a monthly permit to fund the operation and maintenance costs once the facility opens to the public. Staff expects approximately half of the 580 spaces will be reserved for monthly permit holders.

We would like to hear from you about the new parking fees and answer any questions or concerns. We invite you to attend one of our two meetings:

*Correction* Monday, July 20, 2015

6:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Joseph Room

JFK Library

505 Santa Clara Street Vallejo, CA  94590

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If you are unable to attend, please call 707-553-4855 and leave your questions or comments for our staff, or complete a comment form on our website.

For more information about the project visit the Planning page on our website:  soltransride.com/planning/curtola

Posted under Curtola News

Buy One Get One!

When?  Wednesday, July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 or until supplies last

What?    Buy One Get One Free Solano Express Multi-Zone 31 Day Pass

Who?   You are eligible to be a participant if you:

  • Live or work in Contra Costa County
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Would otherwise drive alone to/from an employment location if SolTrans 78, 80 or 80s were not available
  • Agree to compete a brief questionnaire to determine the effectiveness of this promotion.

BOGO Questionnaire

2015 BOGO Flyer 2

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Come See Us At Vallejo’s Juneteenth!

When: June 20th, 2015

Time: 11am- 6pm

Where: Vallejo City Park 425 Alabama Street Vallejo

Visit SolTrans at the Juneteenth event this Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 11am-6pm at the Vallejo City Park. In addition to providing transit services information and promotional items, we will be giving out a limited number of free Local Adult Day Passes on a first-come, first-serve basis. See you there

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SolTrans 4th Anniversary- Ride for $0.25

 

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

 
When?  Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — Sunday, July, 5, 2015*
 
What?    In celebration of our 4th Anniversary, we’re cutting all local route fares to 25 cents.
 
Who?     EVERYONE!
 
Note:

  • *There is no service Saturday, July 4th in observance of the holiday
  • Not valid on Multi-zone SolanoExpress Routes
  • Clipper riders should not tag their card if they are utilizing the promotion
  • 31-Day pass holders should not swipe their card

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Dump the Pump and Ride Free

Dump the Pump

When?   Thursday, June 18, 2015

What?    Free rides on all SolTrans Local Fixed Routes

Who?     EVERYONE!

Note:

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

Quick Facts

  • In 2014, Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transportation – – the highest in 58 years.
  • Since 1995 public transit ridership is up 39 percent, outpacing population growth, which is up 21 percent, and vehicle miles traveled (VMT), which is up 25 percent.
  • People board public transportation 36 million times each weekday.
  • Public transportation is a $61 billion industry that employs more than 400,000 people.
  • More than 7,200 organizations provide public transportation in the United States.

Car Card FINAL

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