Complimentary Shuttle for Benicia Artists Open Studios

Join Arts Benicia  at the Benicia Artists Open Studio Events and let SolTrans do the driving 

Event: Benicia Artists Open Studios
Location: Benicia, CA
Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, 2016; 10:00 am- 5:00pm
Fare:  FREE

SolTrans is providing a complimentary shuttle for event attendees between the Arsenal and First Street!

Benicia Artists Open Studios Community Shuttle Schedule

Community Shuttle Schedule 


Arts Benicia Behind 1350 Hayes Street Nourot Glass Studio

Benicia Green

B St & 1 St

1st  St and F St Veterans Hall
10:00 10:04 10:09 10:13 10:18 10:23
10:30 10:34 10:39 10:43 10:48 10:53
11:00 11:04 11:09 11:13 11:18 11:23
11:30 11:34 11:39 11:43 11:48 11:53
12:00 12:04 12:09 12:13 12:18 12:23
12:30 12:34 12:39 12:43 12:48 12:53
1:00 1:04 1:09 1:13 1:18 1:23
1:30 1:34 1:39 1:43 1:48 1:53
2:00 2:04 2:09 2:13 2:18 2:23
2:30 2:34 2:39 2:43 2:48 2:53
3:00 3:04 3:09 3:13 3:18 3:23
3:30 3:34 3:39 3:43 3:48 3:53
4:00 4:04 4:09 4:13 4:18 4:23
4:30 4:34 4:39 4:43 4:48 4:53
5:00 5:04 5:09 5:13 5:18 5:23

PM Times in BOLD

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Seniors and People with Disabilities Transportation Summit III

This event is a follow-up to Summits I & II held in 2009 and is sponsored by:  Solano Mobility, STA (Solano Transportation Authority), Solano County, MTC (Metropolitan Transportation Commission), and the Senior Coalition.


Friday, May 6, 2016
8:30 am: Registration
9 am – 2 pm: Program

Join in finding solutions to address transportation gaps for Solano County’s most vulnerable citizens.

• Learn about our progress
• Identify continuing gaps
• Develop next steps


Joseph P. Nelson Community Center
611 Village Drive,
Suisun City, CA 94585

Registration is required – and free transit service is provided to the event. Call 800-535-6883 by April 27th to secure a place.

Complete the online survey before April 22nd at and learn the
results at the Summit.

Lunch will be provided by Brookdale Senior Living.

Senior Summit

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Request for Public Comment

SolTrans Staff is requesting the public’s’ comments on the Draft SolTrans Service Standards and Policies. Federal Title VI regulations require the establishment of specific standards and policies across SolTrans’ services to ensure access to services throughout the service area, and to ensure that the design and operational practices do not result in discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin. Please click here for a copy of the SolTrans DRAFT Service Standards and Policies

Copies of the standards and policies can be picked up at the Vallejo Transit Center or mailed directly to you by calling the SolTrans Main Line (707) 736-6990.

Please submit comments HERE by May 9th, 2016. 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Route 20 Needs Your Input!


The Pilot Route 20 is still FREE until April 29th, 2016!


Help us determine the future of this route and submit your feedback HERE.

Then join us for a Mobile Town Hall Meeting:


WHEN:  Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 5:30pm -6:30pm

WHERE:  On the Route 20 bus beginning at Rancho Benicia on  H st and 3rd St in Benicia.

We plan on sharing rider feedback and our plan for the Route 20 going forward. Hope to see you there!

Route 20 Car Card v2 Town Hall

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Seniors and People with Disabilities Transportation Summit III

As a follow-up to Summits I and II held in 2009 for seniors and people with disabilities, we will continue the conversation about filling the transportation gaps for Solano County’s most vulnerable citizens.

•  Learn about our progress
•  Identify continuing gaps
•  Develop next steps

Friday, May 6, 2016
8:30 am: Registration
9 am – 2 pm: Program

Joseph P. Nelson Community Center
611 Village Drive
Suisun City, CA 94585

Registration is required
 – Lunch is being provided by Brookdale Senior Living, and we are offering free transit service to the event.  To confirm you seat and to coordinate a ride, please call 800-535-6883 no later than April 27th.

Complete our online survey by April 22nd and learn the results at the Summit. 

Click on the blue “Customer Survey” icon if you use transportation services for seniors and people with disabilities.

Click on the green “Provider Survey” icon if your organization provides transportation services or programs for seniors and people with disabilities.

Customer Survey Button                                              Service Provider Survey Icon

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Ride FREE With Vallejo Art Walk Passport


April 8, 2016

May 13, 2016

June 10, 2016

July 8, 2016

August 12, 2016

In an effort to support the community and the arts in Vallejo, SolTrans will be offering free rides every 2nd Friday of the month on April (8th), May (13th), June (10th), July (8th) and August (12th) from 4 PM until the last bus of the evening (local fixed routes only) just by showing your “Art Passport” for the event.  Visit the Vallejo Art Walk website at

Using Clipper?

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

**Please note that the Free rides are not available for Solano Express Multi-Zone routes.**


2nd Friday Vallejo Art Walk Passport 2016

16 03 Artwalk Car Card Curves (1)

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Press Release: SolTrans Orders First 2 Electric Buses

March 22nd 2016
Contact: Alan Price,

SolTrans Orders First 2 Electric Buses

Solano County Transit (SolTrans) has made an historic decision to purchase two forty foot zero
emission electric buses from the global electric vehicle leader BYD Coach & Bus. Delivery of
their first two battery electric transit buses is ex­pected in the summer of 2016. “This is an
historic moment for Solano County,” said Mona Babauta, Executive Director of SolTrans. “This
decision, supported by the SolTrans Board of Directors, is an excellent example of the
forward­ thinking attitude towards technology and transportation that contributes to making
Solano County a great place to live.”

The electric buses are to be built by Southern California bus manufacturer BYD Coach & Bus, the U.S.
based manufacturing arm of global electric vehicle leader, BYD Motors. The BYD K9 40 foot bus is the
most popular electric bus platform on earth, with more than 6,000 now running in revenue
service in cities from Los Angeles, to London and Hong Kong. “Our decision to go electric
includes taking positive steps towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing our dependence
on petroleum, and cleaner air,” continued Babauta, in addition “these buses are
whisper-quiet, and will drastically reduce noise pollution along their daily routes.” BYD
Coach & Bus Vice President Macy Neshati commented, “all of us at BYD Coach and Bus are
thrilled to be working with Sol­Trans, they are a first-class transit agency, and are taking a
bold step in leading the way on zero emission technology.”

BYD’s Battery Electric bus employs many advanced technologies developed in­ house by a staff of
more than 15,000 R&D engineers and includes the BYD Iron­ Phosphate battery which boasts the only
12-year-battery warranty in the in­ dustry. Combined with BYD’s proprietary in-wheel hub motors
and regenera­tive braking system, the BYD battery electric bus offers the lowest life cycle cost
of ownership. The BYD electric bus delivers a host of operational and environ­mental benefits
for public transit riders, bus operators and residents of the community – it is very quiet and
ensures a comfortable ride without vibrations, jerks or the noise associated with the conventional buses and combustion engines. The bus can also drive for more than 155 miles, even in heavy city traffic, on a single charge. As of April 1st, 2015, BYD bus fleets have completed greater than 100 million miles “in revenue service” and have been evaluated by more than 150 cities in 36 countries around the world. To date, BYD has built over 7,000 electric buses globally, making it by far the most popular electric transit vehicle on the planet.

ABOUT BYD Motors Inc.:
BYD Motors Inc. is an American manufacturing company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of
BYD Company Ltd., the largest domestic auto-manufacturer and electric-bus manufacturer in China.
BYD is a publicly traded company, with the Hong Kong listed stock 60% of which is owned by
U.S. investors, and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway as the largest single shareholder at 9.9%.

BYD K9 40ft battery-electric transit bus which will be delivered to SolTrans Q3 2016 (Photo: Business Wire)

BYD K9 40ft battery-electric transit bus which will be delivered to SolTrans Q3 2016 (Photo: Business Wire)

Solano County Transit (SolTrans) is the public transportation provider for the cities of Benicia
and Vallejo. SolTrans provides local fixed route bus, regional express bus, complementary
paratransit, dial-a-ride service, and subsidized taxi programs. We deliver safe, reliable and
efficient transpor­tation services that link people, jobs, and our communities. The agency is a
Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that is governed by a six-member Board of Directors. The Board is
composed of two representatives from each member city, Solano County’s representative on the
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and a representative from the Solano Transportation Authority.

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Clipper Website Update

Effective Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 8:30 pm

Cubic will be updating the Clipper program.  The update process will affect the Clipper website (both desktop and mobile versions) and the Clipper phone system.

The update process will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29th.  While the process is expected to take approximately 6 hours, the website and phone outages may last until 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.



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