SolTrans

Service Alert: Route 8 Detour

Effective 8:00 am – 2:00 pm beginning Monday, May 21, 2018 until further notice.

Temporary Detour – Route 8

Due to unexpected PG&E construction, the Route 8 in both directions will detour until further notice and will not serve the following stop(s):

Route 8 Eastbound

  • Benicia Rd & Cedar St (STOP ID 822070)
  • Benicia Rd & Maple Ave (STOP ID 822071)
  • Benicia Rd & Home Acres (STOP ID 822072)
  • Benicia Rd & Taylor Ave (STOP ID 822073)
  • Benicia Rd & Rollingwood (STOP ID 822074)

Please use the stops on Rollingwood & Benicia Rd (STOP ID 822036) or Benicia Rd & Carquinez (STOP ID 821086).

Route 8 Westbound

  • Benicia Rd & Banning Way (STOP ID 822094)
  • Benicia Rd & Home Acres (STOP ID 822095)
  • Benicia Rd & Maple Ave (STOP ID 822096)
  • Benicia Rd & Cedar St (STOP ID 822097)

Please use the temporary stop on Glen Cove Road at Benicia Rd or Benicia Rd & Carquinez (STOP ID 821118).

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Youth Summer Passes are BACK!

June 1st thru August 31st, 2018

  • Youth Local Day Pass – Only $1
  • Youth Local 31-Day Pass – Only $15

Applies to Youth ages 6 – 18

Youth Day Passes can be purchased for same-day use onboard SolTrans Local bus routes.
Youth 31-Day Passes are available at the Vallejo Transit Center through August 6th.

Promotional 31-Day Youth Passes are unavailable at other sales outlets and expire August 31, 2018.  Passes purchased after August 1st will expire August 31st as well and will not be available for purchase after August 6th.   Not valid on SolanoExpress Routes.  No refunds or exchanges. 

 

 

 

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Service Alert: Route 8 Temporary Detour

Effective Saturday, May 12, 2018, between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm

Temporary Detour – Route 8

Due to a public block party, the Route 8 will detour and will not serve the following stop(s):

EASTBOUND

•  Maine St & Sutter St (STOP ID 82079)
•  Maine St & Napa St (STOP ID 821080)
•  Maine St & El Dorado St (STOP ID 821081)

Please use Maine St & Alameda St (STOP ID 821116).

WESTBOUND

•  Maine St & Sonoma Blvd(STOP ID 821122)

Please use Maine St & Alameda St (STOP ID 821121).

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Benicia Memorial Day Ceremony Service

Effective Monday, May 28, 2018

SolTrans will be providing a free community shuttle within Benicia to the Memorial Day service at the Benicia Arsenal Cemetery.

The shuttle begins at 7:45 a.m. and operates every 20 minutes, traveling between City Park at 1st Street and Military and the Benicia Arsenal Military Cemetery.  The last shuttle departs the cemetery at 11:55 a.m.

Printable Schedule

1st & Military   City Park Benicia Military Cemetery Benicia Military Cemetery 1st & Military   City Park
7:45 7:50 7:55 8:00
8:05 8:10 8:15 8:20
8:25 8:30 8:35 8:40
8:45 8:50 8:55 9:00
9:05 9:10 9:15 9:20
9:25 9:30 9:35 9:40
9:45 9:50 9:55 10:00
10:15 10:10 10:15 10:30
10:35 10:40 10:45 10:50
10:55 11:00 11:05 11:10
11:15 11:20 11:25 11:30
11:35 11:40 11:45 11:50
11:55 12:00 12:05 12:10

 

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STA Receives $10.7 Million for SolanoExpress

Solano Express Routes 78, 80 and 85 are operated by SolTrans in partnership with funding and support from the Solano Transportation Authority (STA).  This new funding will provide new zero-emission electric buses to transit agency fleets throughout Solano County and more.  Read STA’s press release below for more information.  To sign up with STA to receive email updates, choose your subscriptions here.

STA Receives 10.7 Million for SolanoExpress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2018
Contact: Jayne Bauer
Marketing & Legislative Program Manager
jbauer@sta.ca.gov, 707-424-6075
*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

SUISUN CITY, CA – The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) yesterday announced a $10.788 million award of Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) funds to the Solano Transportation Authority for Solano regional transit improvements.

TIRCP funding is provided through Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) and from the proceeds of the Cap and Trade program. The program provides major benefits towards meeting the State’s climate and air quality goals, with a total reduction of more than 32 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions. For complete details on SB 1 visit http://www.rebuildingca.ca.gov.

“With resources such as the SolanoExpress regional bus service, two Capitol Corridor train stations, a ferry terminal, and connections to BART and Sacramento Regional Transit, Solano County will now have the opportunity to better integrate all of these services and offer convenient and reliable transit options to commuters,” said STA Board Chair and Mayor of Suisun City Pete Sanchez. “These funds will help considerably as we launch the SolanoExpress Phase 1 Implementation on July 1, which streamlines the system from 7 routes to 3, and improves performance and travel opportunities for our riders.”

Solano County sits at the heart of the northern California megaregion, between the Sacramento and San Francisco metropolitan areas, with many residents commuting 40+ miles each way to employment centers.

The SolanoExpress regional bus system is operated by STA in partnership with Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) and Solano County Transit (SolTrans). This infusion of funding will increase frequency and reduce travel time on a restructured, zero-emission, electrified SolanoExpress system, capital improvements at three strategic locations, electrification of 13 buses in its long-haul fleet, and replacement of 14 aging diesel buses on the local system. SolanoExpress connects Solano County to Sacramento and a number of Bay Area communities including the Walnut Creek and El Cerrito del Norte BART stations, as well as the Vallejo Ferry Terminal.

 

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Bay Area Traffic Relief Plan, Regional Measure 3

STA Solano Transportation Authority RM3 Fact Sheet April 2018

Regional Measure 3 (RM 3) is an opportunity to fund the next generation of Bay Area transportation improvements—a package of 35 projects and programs to relieve traffic and enhance public transit in bridge corridors. Here is how it will help Solano County…

Solano County Projects

  1. I‐80/I‐680/SR 12 Interchange – $150 M, Construction during fiscal year 2019‐2020
  2. I‐80 Westbound Truck Scales – $105 M, Construction during fiscal year 2020‐2021
  3. SR 37 Improvements – $100 M, Improvements at Mare Island and the Fairgrounds interchange
  4. I‐80 HOV/Express Lanes – $75 M between Fairfield/Vacaville, Construction during fiscal year 2018‐2019

Regional Transit Benefits

  1. San Francisco Bay Ferry – Capital and service improvements for Vallejo (doubles frequency between Vallejo/San Francisco)
  2. Capitol Corridor – Improve frequency to Fairfield‐Suisun and Fairfield‐Vacaville train stations
  3. New SolanoExpress – Buses and more frequency for regional express bus service
  4. Vallejo Station – Phase B Parking structure, a catalyst for downtown economic development
  5. Bay Trail/Safe Routes to Transit – Gap closures and First/Last mile capital improvements

RM3 would fund SR 37 flooding/congestion issues, I-80 Express Lanes, San Francisco Bay Ferry service Vallejo to San Francisco
 

Simple as 1-2-3!

 

Bay Area voters approved a bridge toll increase for regional transportation improvements in 1988 and 2004. Solano County has constructed the following projects with the funds from these bridge tolls:

RM1  Carquinez Bridge (2003) and Benicia‐Martinez Bridge Replacement (2007)

Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo and Benicia-Martinez Bridge received RM1 funds in 2003 and 2007. These two bridges provide the tolls that return funds to Solano County.
 

RM2  $184 Million funded:

  • Two Rail Projects
  • Four Capital Road and Freight projects
  • Five Intermodal Transit Stations
  • SolanoExpress Operating Funds (27% from RM 2)
  • San Francisco Bay Ferry Operating Funds for Vallejo service

If approved by a majority of voters in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties, toll revenues would be used to finance a $4.45 billion slate of highway and transit improvements in the toll bridge corridors and their approach routes.

RM3 Voter approval of RM 3 on June 5, 2018 would raise tolls on the region’s state‐owned toll bridges by $1 beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Tolls would rise by another $1 in January 2022 with another $1 increase in January 2025. This would mark the first toll increase on the seven state‐owned bridges since 2010. Two of the seven Bay Area bridges are located in Solano County.

More information on RM 3 can be found on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission website:
mtc.ca.gov/regional-measure-3

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Bike to Work Day Energizer Station

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Energizer Station at Vallejo Transit Center, 311 Sacramento St. Vallejo, CA
6:00 am – 10:00 am


SolTrans will be hosting an Energizer Station in participation with the Bay Area’s Bike to Work Day, held on May 10, 2018.

Energizer stations will be set up throughout Solano and Napa counties on Bike to Work Day. Bike to our Energizer Station to get free snacks, a reusable canvas bag, bicycle information, and good cheer!

Bike to Work events will take place throughout the month of May including a Team Bike Challenge.  Register at www.lovetoride.net/bayarea to track your rides, participate in our team challenge, compete for virtual prizes and, if you take the pledge to ride on BTWD, have a chance to win a fantastic vacation from Exodus Travel!

 Bike to Work Day Energizer Station Locations Flier for print

 

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