SolTrans

Press Release: FREE Island Getaway! On the Mare Island Shuttle

EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017

VALLEJO, CA—SolTrans is pleased to announce that beginning on Saturday January 14, 2017 the temporary service, known as the “Mare Island (MI) Shuttle,” will be FREE until February 14, 2017. This promotion will provide the public the opportunity to experience the shuttle first hand and utilize it to explore Mare Island.

The team at SolTrans wants to ensure that the community is familiar with this route during its test as it is set to expire on February 28, 2017. The public is encouraged to not only ride the shuttle but to provide feedback about the service as well, via an online survey card on the SolTrans website at:

http://www.soltransride.com/planning/mare-island-survey/

The Mare Island Route is a promotional temporary demonstration service which will allow staff to collect information on ridership levels and determine whether to make it a part of the fixed route service.
Continued planning of the service has kept the staff working closely with stakeholders on the Island to identify bus schedules and key destinations such as the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Touro University, the Vallejo Unified School District Offices, and the Global Center for Success.

“We hope to see more people jump on the bus during this promotional period.” said Mandi Renshaw, SolTrans Program Analyst I.

To make access to the service easier for Veterans and seniors (over the age of 60) the MI Shuttle will be free throughout the entire promotional period with proper identification.
For schedule times and locations, visit www.soltransride.com or call (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

You may fill out the survey HERE and mail to:

SolTrans

311 Sacramento St.

Vallejo, CA 94590

Free Promotional Post Card

 

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Complimentary Bus to Senior Work Shop

Event:               Cover Your Assets Fraud Prevention Work Shop for Seniors
Location:          
Florence Douglas Center, 333 Amador St, Vallejo, CA 94590
Dates:              
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Fare:                 FREE

Schedule:      Benicia Senior Center Pick-Up: 8:20 a.m. Return: 12:10 p.m.

Vallejo Transit Center Pick-Up: 8:35 a.m. Return: 11:55 a.m.

SolTrans will provide a complimentary Express Bus to and from the Cover Your Assets Fraud Prevention Work Shop.  The Express Bus will provide service departing from the Benicia Senior Center 187 E L St and the Vallejo Transit Center to the event at the Florence Douglas Center. See flier below for event information.

Senior Workshop Flier

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Press Release: New SolTrans Route 82 to Replace WETA’s Route 200 Late Night Trips

Effective Monday, January 2, 2017

 

OFFICIAL UPDATE to the New SolTrans Route 82 

designed to help fill the void of losing 

WETA’s Route 200 for Late Night Trips

Route 82 Map and Schedule

Route 82 Press Release

Visit soltransride.com for routes and details 

Solano County Transit (SolTrans), in partnership with the Solano Transportation Authority (countywide planning agency that is funding the service with Regional Measure 2 bridge toll funding), is implementing a new Solano Express commuter bus line, Route 82, effective January 2, 2017.

Route 82 will complement enhanced ferry service that the Water Emergency Transportation Agency (WETA) is implementing on January 1, 2017 for their customers traveling between Vallejo and San Francisco. The increased number of ferry trips will replace Route 200 bus service on weekdays, except for the latest trips of the night. Route 82 will offer an alternate solution and meet the needs of customers who utilize those last trips of the day and need a direct ride between Vallejo and San Francisco. The Adult Fare for a one-way trip will be $10.00.

For all updated pickup and drop-off times and locations as well as complete fare information, visit www.SolTransRide.com or call (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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Rider Alert: Route 82 Supports Discontinued Route 200

Effective Monday, January 2, 2017

SolTrans will provide one trip from the San Francisco Transbay Terminal to the Vallejo Transit Center on NEW Route 82.  The route will replace the discontinued 10:30 pm Route 200 trip and serve:

  • San Francisco Transbay Terminal, (at the WestCAT stop)
  • El Cerrito del Norte BART Station
  • SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride
  • Vallejo Transit Center
  • Sereno Transit Center
Adult cash fare to or from the Transbay terminal is $10.00.  

Trips between Vallejo and El Cerrito del Norte BART will be SolTrans regular Express fare.  Please click here to view other fare categories.

  • Express 10-Ride Ticket holders will need to insert their ticket into the farebox twice
  • Express 31-Day Pass holders will swipe their pass and pay an additional $5.00 cash
  • Clipper cardholders with a SolTrans Express 31-Day Pass loaded, will tag their Clipper card and pay an additional $5.00 cash
  • Clipper eCash customers will pay $10.40.  (Once Clipper reprogramming is completed, eCash customers will pay the regular $10 fare and Clipper cardholders with a 31-Day Express Pass loaded to their card will need to use eCash to pay the additional $5.00)
  • Ferry passes will currently not be accepted as fare

SolTrans Route 82 effective Monday, January 2, 2017

PM times in bold
SOUTHBOUND to SF Transbay Terminal NORTHBOUND to Sereno Transit Center

Sereno Transit Center

Vallejo Transit Center

Curtola Park & Ride

El Cerrito Del Norte BART

SF Transbay Terminal SF Transbay Terminal El Cerrito Del Norte BART Curtola Park & Ride Vallejo Transit Center

Sereno Transit Center

9:25 9:30 9:48 10:18 10:30 11:01 11:21 11:26

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About WETA Ferry Service
Beginning January 2, WETA will implement a new schedule that increases the number of weekday ferry departures and permanently discontinues all Route 200 bus service. Weekday ferry schedule additions include four new departures from Vallejo and three new departures from San Francisco. In addition, the existing 8:00 AM weekday Vallejo departure will be discontinued.  Learn more here.

SolTrans will provide the last evening trip not covered by the increase of ferry departures.

All scheduled Route 200 bus service (weekday and weekend) will be discontinued.

WETA’s new ferry schedule:

To San Francisco To Vallejo
Depart     Vallejo Arrive Ferry Bldg Arrive           Pier 41 Depart    Ferry Bldg Depart         Pier 41 Arrive    Vallejo
5:30 AM 6:30 AM —– 6:35 AM —– 7:35
6:00 7:10 —– 7:15 —– 8:25
6:30 7:30 —– 8:15 —– 9:15
7:00 8:00 —– 9:00 —– 10:00
7:45 8:45 —–   11:10 11:30 12:30 
8:30 9:40 —– 2:30 —– 3:40
10:00 11:00 11:20 3:30 3:10 4:30
12:00 1:10 —– 4:30 —– 5:30
2:00 3:20 3:00 5:15 —– 6:15
3:00 4:10 —– 5:30 —– 6:40
4:00 5:00 —– 6:00 —– 7:00
4:45 5:45 —– 7:15 6:55 8:15
5:45 7:05 6:45 8:15 —– 9:25
6:45 7:55 —–

Please visit www.sanfranciscobayferry.com for more information about the new schedule.

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FREE ONBOARD WIFI

SolTrans is excited to announce that *select buses now have FREE onboard WiFi access.  SolTrans riders can now access WiFi:

  • Express Routes 78, 80 and 85
  • Benicia Dial-A-Ride
  • Paratransit bus service – local and regional

To access the WiFi service, connect to the “SolTrans MyRide” network, accept the terms and conditions, and enjoy!

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* Some buses on the routes and services listed may not yet have WiFi.

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2016 Holiday Schedule

A friendly reminder that SolTrans buses will not operate on:

  • Christmas Day, December 25th
  •  New Year’s Day January 1st, 2017.

In addition, SolTrans will operate Saturday service on:

  • Monday, December 26th, 2016

Regular service will resume on Monday, January 2nd, 2017.

To view our Holiday Schedule, please click here:  www.soltransride.com/routes/holiday-schedule

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