Benicia Holiday Tree Lighting

On Friday, December 4, 2015 SolTrans will operate two special routes to the Benicia Holiday Tree Lighting. The two routes, titled Sleigh Ride 15 and Sleigh Ride 17 will operate from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Riders will enjoy discounted fares on the Sleigh Ride Routes only during this time: Day passes will be $1 and cash fares will be $0.25.

Please check SolTrans website for schedule information or call (707) 648-4666.

Promotional fares are only valid on Sleigh Ride Routes 15 and  17.

Sleigh Ride 15
Benicia High School West 14th/  Military Rose Drive/  Cambridge Rose Drive/ Windsor Solano/
Warwick Drive/  Chelsea Hills East 5th/L East E/       East 2nd
5:30 5:34 5:38 5:42 5:47 5:52 6:02 6:07
6:15 6:19 6:23 6:27 6:32 6:37 6:47 6:52
7:00 7:04 7:08 7:12 7:17 7:22 7:32 7:47
7:55 7:59 8:03 8:07 8:12 8:17 8:27 8:52
9:00 9:04 9:08 9:12 9:17 9:22    
Sleigh Ride 17
Benicia High School Hastings/ Southampton Hastings/ Rose Rose Drive/ Panorama East 3rd/ Viewmont East 5th/L East E/      East 2nd
5:30 5:34 5:39 5:42 5:48 5:56 6:00
6:08 6:12 6:17 6:20 6:26 6:34 6:38
6:45 6:49 6:54 6:57 7:03 7:11 7:25
7:32 7:36 7:41 7:44 7:50 7:58 8:02
8:10 8:14 8:19 8:22 8:28 8:36 9:00
9:08 9:12 9:17 9:20 9:26    
PM times indicated in BOLD

Benicia Tree Lighting Sleigh Rides


Posted under Promotions

December Dollar Days!

Ride LOCAL in December

When: From Tuesday, December 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015 (No service on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

What:  Ride the all SolTrans local routes and save (This promotion is not valid on the SolanoExpress regional routes  78, 80, and 85.)


  • Weekdays -Riders pay $0.25 cash (one-way) fare and $1.00 for day pass. The day passes are only available for purchase on board the local route buses only.  They will not be sold at the Vallejo Transit Center or any of our vendor locations.
  • Weekends- FREE on all Local Routes

Using Clipper?

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

December Dollar Days

20151119 SolTrans dollar days Car Card

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Solano Intercity Taxi Scrip Program

 Is proposing a fare change and we need your input!


Attend a meeting:

  • November 19, 2015 1:00 pm
    Paratransit Coordinating Council (PCC)
    SolTrans Operations and Maintenance Facility
    Conference Room
    1850 Broadway Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
  • November 30, 2015 2:00 pm
    Solano Seniors and People with Disabilities
    Transportation Advisory Committee
    Solano County Bldg, Multipurporse Room
    675 Texas Street, Faireld, CA 94533
  • December 14, 2015 9:30 am
    Consolidated Transportation Services Agency
    Transportation Advisory Committee
    Solano County Bldg, Multipurpose Room
    675 Texas Street, Faireld, CA 94533

Solano County Intercity Taxi Scrip Proposed Fare Change Flier

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Posted under Events

November Service Improvements

Join SolTrans in celebrating the November 22, 2015 Service Improvements!



  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 3:30pm– 5:30pm and Walnut Creek BART @ the SolTrans bus stop 
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015  7:00am -9:00am at the Vallejo Transit Center
  • Friday, November 20, 2015 3:00pm- 5:00pm at the Vallejo Transit Center

Show your SolTrans bus pass (including Clipper Card) to receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 31-Day Multi-Zone Pass and a reusable shopping bag, while supplies last!


Service improvements include:

  • Route 2  Service to Whitney and Depaul on the first A.M. weekday trip 
  • Route 3  Improved the schedule to reflect actual travel time
  • Route 78Increased weekday and Saturday service and added Sunday service (replacing Route 80s)
  • Route 80Weekday service to Sereno, drop off only, last 4 trips of the evening and added Sunday service

20151027 Nov Service improvements car card v4



Posted under Events

Saturday Shopping with SolTrans

Let us do the driving for all your holiday shopping

When: Saturdays Thanksgiving to Christmas Starting November 28, December 5, 12, 19, and 26

What:  Ride on Saturdays the Route 78 and Route 85, fare not valid any other day nor on the Route 80

Fare: Riders pay $1.00 cash (one-way) fare and $2.00 for day pass.  The day passes are only available for purchase on board the Route 78 and 85 buses only.  They will not be sold at the Vallejo Transit Center or any of our vendor locations.

Saturday Shopping with SolTrans

20151027 Saturday Shopping car card v3

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Thanksgiving Weekend Reduced Fare

Ride LOCAL Thanksgiving weekend and Save

When: From Friday, November 27, 2017 to Sunday, November 29, 2015

What:  Ride the all SolTrans local routes and save (This promotion is not valid on the SolanoExpress regional routes  78, 80, and 85.)

Fare: Riders pay $0.25 cash (one-way) fare and $1.00 for day pass.  The day passes are only available for purchase on board the local route buses only.  They will not be sold at the Vallejo Transit Center or any of our vendor locations.

Thanksgiving Weekend Ride and Save 2015

Thanksgiving Weekend 2015

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Rider Alert: Route 2 Temporary Detour

Effective Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Route 2 may experience minor delays due to emergency street repairs starting Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

B.W. Williams and Lewis Brown bus stop will not be served during this emergency repair. Please use the nearest bus stop at B.W. Williams and Walnut.

Please plan accordingly during construction and route deviation. Normal service will resume as soon as construction is complete. Thank you for your patience.

Route 2 Temporary Detour

Route 2 Temporary Detour

Posted under Uncategorized

SolanoExpress Public Workshops

Solano Transportation Authority (STA) is seeking your input on service improvements to the SolanoExpress intercity bus system. They are hosting three workshops to:

  • Explain the findings of the recent Transit Corridor Study
  • Show the approach we are taking to propose changes to improve SolanoExpress
  • Ask for your feedback
  1. October 28, 2015 6-8 pm Vallejo City Council Chamber 555 Santa Clara St, Vallejo
  1. October 29, 2015 6-8 pm  Fairfield Community Center Lakeside Room A 1000 Kentucky St, Fairfield
  1. November 5, 2015 6-8 pm Ulatis Community Center, Rm D 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville

SolanoExpress Public Workshop Flier

Full Page SolanoExpress Route Change Poster (1)

Posted under Events Planning

Press Release: SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub Ribbon Cutting

10-14-15 SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Ribbon Cutting Press Release

Vallejo, CA – Today, October 14, SolTrans cut the symbolic ribbon for the renovated SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Hub. U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson, 5th District, California State Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, California State Senator and Majority Whip, Lois Wolk, Caltrans District 4 Director, Bijan Sartipi, MTC Commissioner and Solano County Supervisor, Jim Spering, Solano Transportation Authority (STA) Board Chair, Benicia Mayor, Elizabeth Patterson, and Osby Davis, Mayor for the City of Vallejo and SolTrans Chairperson, all spoke at the long awaited event today. Unfortunately, due to the multiple fires that have affected the area, PG&E crews have been unable to complete the final electrical hook up for the project. The team at SolTrans knows that the work PG&E is doing to help thousands of homeowners and businesses impacted by this unprecedented fire season is far more important and needs their full attention.
SolTrans anticipates that the transit hub will open before the end of 2015, based on the information provided by PG&E. Mona Babauta, Executive Director, had this to say about the project, “We are excited to see this project come to completion and for the commuting public to once again use the site to get to and from work each day. However, we are not going to lose sight of the critical work PG&E has to do first so that those affected by the fires can get back into their homes. We are not going to press PG&E to make the final connections until they have the manpower available to do so. We appreciate our customer’s patience as PG&E returns service and infrastructure to the communities affected by this disaster.”
Once open, the site will provide expanded parking, new passenger waiting areas with weather protection, security cameras and LED lighting, electrical vehicle charging stations, wrought iron fencing to limit unauthorized access, new casual carpool loading and unloading areas, new Ticket Sales Office and vending kiosk, restroom facilities and site furniture. In addition to these improvements, new landscaping on the site will serve to enhance the visual image of this main gateway into the city of Vallejo. SolTrans will provide updates to the public as information becomes available.
To assist our commuters during construction, SolTrans is providing $10 off a 31-Day Multi-zone Pass for riders who park in the City of Vallejo Waterfront Parking Garage at Maine & Santa Clara.
If you have any questions or concerns, or simply would like more information, you may leave a message at (707) 533-4855 or email Visit for more information about the SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub or to subscribe to updates.
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.

BOD & speakers, Ribbon

(Left to right): Solano County Supervisor and MTC Representative to the SolTrans Board of Directors, Jim Spering; CalTrans District 4 Director, Bijan Sartipi; SolTrans Executive Director, Mona Babauta; (behind Director Babauta) Ghilotti Brothers President, Mike Ghilotti; Benicia Mayor and Vice Chair of SolTrans Board of Directors, Elizabeth Patterson; California District 3, Senator Lois Wolk; US District 5, Congressman Mike Thompson; Vallejo Mayor and Chair of SolTrans Board of Directors, Osby Davis; State of California District 11, Assemblymember Jim Frazier; Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan; Benicia Vice Mayor and SolTrans Board of Directors, Mark Hughes; Vallejo Vice Mayor and SolTrans Board of Directors, Jess Malgapo; Suisun City Mayor and STA Representative to the SolTrans Board of Directors, Pete Sanchez; and Vallejo Councilmember Rozzana Verder-Aliga.


Thompson, Ghilotti, Frazier (2)

US Congressman Mike Thompson, Ghilotti Bros. President Mike Ghilotti, Assemblymember Jim Frazier.

Malgapo, Wolk, COV, --

Vallejo Vice Mayor, SolTrans Director Jess Malgapo, CA Senator Lois Wolk, Vallejo Sr. Community Development Analyst Annette Taylor, Mrs. Jess Malgapo.

Ghilotti crew

Ghilotti Bros. construction team and Ron Zeigenbein, Zeigenbein Construction.

Curtola, Keen, Larson, Intintoli

Former Vallejo Mayor Terry Curtola, Vallejo City Manager Dan Keen, Vallejo Chamber Board Chair Carol Larson, Former Vallejo Mayor Intintoli.


Straub, Altman, Curtola

Vallejo City Manager’s Executive Assistant Michelle Straub, Vallejo Administrative Analyst Joanna Altman, Vallejo Chamber President & CEO Rich Curtola.

Verder-Aliga, Spering, Davis, Hughes, Mona, Patterson, Malgapo, Hannigan

Vallejo Councilmember Rozzana Verder-Aliga, Solano County Supervisor Jim Spering, Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis, Benicia Vice Mayor Mark Hughes, SolTrans Executive Director Mona Babauta, Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson, Vallejo Vice Mayor Jess Malgapo, Solano County Supervisor Erin Hannigan.


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SolTrans Curtola Park & Ride Gateway sign

Posted under Curtola Press Releases