SolTrans

COA: Proposed Route and Service Change, Request for Public Comment

SolTrans is requesting public comment on the COA: Proposed Route and Service Changes.

Public comment is open from January 21, 2019- March 21, 2019

To comment on the proposed route and service changes visit the link to the Proposed Route and Service Change page. SolTrans staff will be hosting outreach community events to gather public comment, visit the Community Meetings page for scheduled events.

Comments can also be submitted via:

  • Email: info@soltransride.com
  • Phone: (707) 648-4666

Working papers and information about the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) can be found here.

 

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Press Release: Request for Public Comment

SolTrans Requests Public Feedback on
COA Proposed Local Service Changes by March 21, 2019

Press Release Request for Public Comment

VALLEJO – SolTrans would like to remind the public that they have until Thursday, March 21, 2019 for final comments on their Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA): Proposed Local Service Changes. The public can comment directly to the SolTrans Board at their board meeting on March 21st that will be held at the JFK Library in the Vallejo Room, 1st Floor, 505 Santa Clara Street in Vallejo.

The proposed changes affect Routes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 20, as well as Benicia General Public Dial-A-Ride. It also includes a proposal to increase service hours on local routes until 9:00 PM on weekdays.
Since public comment opened on January 21, 2019 staff has hosted 13 public workshops in Benicia and Vallejo to explain the proposals and receive feedback. Staff has also spent over 180 hours meeting with the public on-board buses to make sure everyone has an opportunity to provide feedback.The route and service proposals are the result of a comprehensive study that began in July 2018. The proposed changes are a result of three working papers that expound on a study of the demographics of Benicia and Vallejo through 2030, public-input gathering from various meetings held last summer, an analysis of the productivity and efficiency of current local services, and proposals of feasible service alternatives.

More information about the proposed changes can be found by clicking COA: Proposed Route and Service Changes, Request for Public Comment from the SolTrans homepage (soltransride.com). A summary is also available in print from the Vallejo Transit Center Ticket Office at 311 Sacramento Street, Vallejo. For help or more information you may also call Customer Service at (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.

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Press Release: SolTrans Honors Retiree and Welcomes New Board Members

SolTrans Honors Retiree and Welcomes New Board Members Press Release

Vallejo, CA – On Thursday, February 21, the SolTrans Board and staff celebrated by honoring their recently retired driver, Cruz Contreras, at their board meeting. Mr. Contreras has been a valued employee for 13 years with SolTrans, and their predecessor agency Vallejo Transit, and he was thought of highly by the entire team.

“Everyone loved ‘Cruz Control’, (a nick name given to him by the staff and his fellow drivers) he is always happy, on time for work and was always willing to go the extra mile for others.” Steph Maher, General Manager for NEXT Operations said. “Beyond that, he had an acclaimed safety record and operated the bus in a safe and conscientious manner.” She added.

Cruz was an inspiration to his fellow drivers by setting a great example and leaving a legacy of excellence with all of those who had the privilege to work with him.

During the same meeting the SolTrans Board welcomed new board member, Suisun City Mayor Lori Wilson and alternate board member Benicia City Council Member Lionel Largaespada. The SolTrans Board is comprised of a six member Board of Directors with four City Council members from Benicia and Vallejo and two members from regional planning agencies boards of directors, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), and the Solano Transportation Authority (STA).

Mayor Lori Wilson joins the SolTrans Board as the representatives from Solano Transportation Authority. Prior to becoming a member of the City Council, Mayor Wilson served as Vice Chair of the Suisun City Parks & Recreation Commission, and President of the Suisun City Community Services Foundation.

Mayor Wilson also represents Suisun City on the following Boards and Agencies: Suisun City Housing Authority, Suisun City Public Financing Authority, Suisun City Successor Agency, Suisun-Solano Water Authority and Numerous other agencies, board and committees to advocate for the best interest of the citizens of Suisun City.

Benicia City Council Member Lionel Largaespada has been very busy since moving to Benicia in 2005. He chairs the Economic Development Board for the City of Benicia, became an adviser for the senior services organization Carquinez Village Group and a Memorial Day ceremony volunteer for the Benicia Historical Society and continues his work as a mentor and volunteer for his daughters’ respective schools, Benicia Middle School and Matthew Turner Elementary. He is also on the Design Committee for Benicia Main Street and is a member of Benicia’s chapter of Native Sons of the Golden West.

Congratulations to Cruz, Mayor Wilson and Lionel Largaespada, the SolTrans Board and staff appreciate all of you!

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: CORRECTION Stop Closure – 1 NB Valle Vista & Broadway

EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2019

We sincerely apologize for the miscommunication and confusion. Due to safety concerns, the stop that will be removed is the Route 1 Northbound Valle Vista WB & Broadway (STOP ID 823005). Please use the stop at Valle Vista WB & Couch (STOP ID 823146) until further notice.

In addition, the following corrections to previous rider alerts will be made:

Again, we sincerely apologize.

Route 1 SB – Valle Vista & Broadway – Stop Closure

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UPDATED: March 2019 Service Improvements

Effective Sunday, March 10, 2019

Route in Affect:

  •  Yellow Line- will receive minor adjustments to the morning weekday schedule to better connect with SolTrans Local Routes. The morning inbound trips to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal will be eliminated. The Yellow line will now only serve the Vallejo Ferry Terminal stop on weekdays during the afternoon/evening trips. Minor schedules changes are shown below highlighted in red. Schedule time changes only affect the morning Westbound/Inbound trips on weekdays.

Printable Updated Yellow Line Schedule

Yellow Line Westbound/ Inbound
Walnut Creek
BART
Sunvalley
Mall
City Park
(Military & 1st)
Curtola Park
& Ride
Vallejo Ferry
Terminal
Vallejo Transit
Center
5:58 6:08 6:14
6:28 6:38 6:44
6:17 6:28 6:43 6:53 6:59
6:47 6:58 7:13 7:23 7:29
7:17 7:28 7:43 7:53 7:59
7:47 7:58 8:13 8:23 8:29
8:17 8:28 8:43 8:53 8:59
8:47 8:58 9:13 9:23 9:29

 

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Press Release: SolTrans Hops on the Bus for Public Feedback

2.13.19 SolTrans Hops of the Bus for Public Comment

Vallejo, CA – On January 21, 2019 SolTrans opened the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) Proposed Local Routes and Service Changes for public comment. To make sure everyone has an opportunity to review and comment on the proposals the SolTrans team has been hosting on the bus “Townhalls” passing out fliers and talking to riders about the proposed changes. Staff will continue to focus sharing the proposals and gathering feedback until the Public comment ends with a Public Hearing at SolTrans Board Meeting March 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Vallejo Room at the JFK Library 505 Santa Clara Street Vallejo, CA. Below are the Routes and dates you can expect to see SolTrans staff on the bus:

➢ Route 3: Feb 13-20,
➢ Route 6: Feb 21-27,
➢ Route 7: Feb 29 -Mar 6,
➢ Route 8: Mar 7-13

Staff will also be hosting several workshops at various locations in Vallejo and Benicia, visit SolTrans Community Meetings Page for a list of all locations and dates.
The COA Proposed Local Routes and Service Changes include extending weekday local service until 9 p.m., changes to Routes 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 20 and General Public Dial-A-Ride and increase frequency to the local service on Saturdays. “We are really excited about these proposed changes, Vallejo and Benicia has changed so much since the last time the service was updated. And what better way to hear what the riders need then to sit with them on the bus.” Said Bisi Ibrahim, Program Analyst II and COA lead from SolTrans.
More detailed information about the proposed changes can be found by clicking, “COA: Proposed Route and Service Change, Request for Public Comment” from the SolTrans website homepage (soltransride.com). A summary is also available in print from the Vallejo Transit Center Ticket office at 311 Sacramento Street, Vallejo. SolTrans would like to invite every member of the public to provide feedback from now until the end of the public comment period on March 21, 2019.
To comment and learn more about these proposed changes, please attend a Community Meeting Workshop, on bus Townhall, emailing info@soltransride.com, calling customer service at (707) 648-4666; or complete the comment form at the bottom of each page of the SolTrans website at www.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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Request for Public Comment From Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Community

SolTrans is creating fiscal years 2020 through 2022 goals and is requesting feedback from Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms in the Vallejo and Benicia area. If you are a member of the DBE vendor community, we want to hear from you.

SolTrans will be presenting the proposed goals and DBE community comments at the Business Outreach Committee (BOC*) Public Participation Meeting

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at 1600 Franklin Street (in the Board Room), Oakland, CA 

You need not attend the event to provide input. Comments may be submitted via  Comment Card

If you have any questions about the DBE process or would like the proposed goals sent to you, please contact the SolTrans DBE Liaison Officer Dennis Ybarra at (707) 736-6984. We look forward to hearing from you.

*It is the policy of the BOC members that small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals are provided equal opportunity to participate in the construction, professional service, and  procurement activities of their agencies.

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New Clipper Card Minimum Balance

Effective February 11, 2019 

The new Clipper Card minimum balance will be $2.00 for Adult, Youth and Reduced Clipper card holders across the Napa- Solano County agencies.

Clipper cash is available on SolTrans Local and Outside County Express trips. Due to programming restraints Clipper is not available on Solano County Express Travel for cash fares nor passes. Visit SolTrans Fare Schedule for more information about the pass that best fits your travel plans.

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