SolTrans

Final Schedules!

Effective January 31, 2015

In November 2014, the SolTrans Board approved the service changes for 2015.  These approved changes reflect improvements such as increased frequency on high demand routes, more direct and bi-directional routes, streamlined express routes with new regional destinations, updated timetables to correct on-time performance on existing routes.

The system changes include all SolTrans routes with the exception of limited service routes 12, 15 and 17, and routes 80 and 80S.

For details and a summary about these changes, please visit our System Restructuring page.

Route 1

Route 2

Route 3

Route 4

Route 5

Route 6/8

Route 7

Route 78

Route 85

 

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New Schedules effective January 31, 2015

SolTrans took a comprehensive look at all of the transit system’s routes in order to improve transit service throughout southern Solano County and beyond.

Over the past year, the project has included on-board surveys, ridership counts, and a detailed analysis of how people currently use transit within Vallejo and Benicia and beyond. With the help of transit industry experts, SolTrans put together some proposals for how service could be improved in 2015. After  presentation to the public, advisory committees, and two revisions, the SoTrans Board of Directors approved the changes below.

2015 System Map

JANUARY 31, 2015 FINAL SCHEDULE FLIERS

ROUTE 1 
30 minute weekdays service all-day, during the same hours
 
ROUTE 2 
30 minute weekdays service all-day, during the same hours
 
ROUTE 3 
No significant changes were made to the Route 3, minor changes to the timetable were made to maintain connections with other routes.
 
ROUTE 4 
Bi-directional service from Sereno Transit Center via upper Tuolumne.  Discontinue loop serving CVS at Sonoma Blvd. and the Sereno Blvd. segment between Broadway and Tuolumne St.
 
ROUTE 5 
Combine branched service into single route on portions of Sereno & Redwood
 
ROUTE 6 
ROUTE 6 SATURDAY
Bi-directional 6 will operate on Tennessee to Hogan Middle School on Spring and Rollingwood. 6 is now split from a one-way loop route into two separate, bidirectional routes (one operating on Tennessee St. the 6 and the other on Benicia Rd. the 8)
 
ROUTE 8
ROUTE 8 SATURDAY 
Bi-directional 8 will operate on Benicia Rd to Hogan Middle School on Springs and Rollingwood.  Service along on Ascot/Columbus Parkway along the old Route 6 alignments will be maintained all day.
 
ROUTE 7 
30 minute weekdays service all-day, during the same hours
 
ROUTE 78 
ROUTE 78 SATURDAY 
Integrate Route 76 into Route 78 for productivity purposes, with three round trips including Diablo Valley College and Sun Valley Mall. Continue to serve Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek BART, with BART being served first in the a.m. and with direct trips from BART to Benicia/ Vallejo in the p.m.
 
ROUTE 85
ROUTE 85 SATURDAY 
Streamline express service in Vallejo, with non-stop service between Vallejo Transit Center, Sereno Transit Center, Kaiser Hospital & Fairgrounds (Six Flags/Marine World). Operate express service along I-80 with stops at Suisun Valley Rd at Kaiser Dr., Solano Community College in Fairfield, Fairfield Transportation Center and Solano Mall
 

If you need the 2015 System Improvements Final Schedules in an accessible format please contact Mandi Renshaw at 707-736-6982 or mandi@soltransride.com.

For more information about SolTrans System Restructuring, please click HERE

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Proposed SolTrans Regional Paratransit Policy

In order to provide quality, mandated ADA Paratransit service for our riders, we are proposing some changes in the way we provide service to destinations outside of the SolTrans service area in Benicia and Vallejo. SolTrans is no longer able to provide “Paratransit Plus” service out of the local service area. To continue to provide our ADA certified riders with regional connections, we are proposing some substitutes to the service including:

  1. Solano County Intercity Taxi Scrip (Solano County Trips only)
  2. Limited Shuttle Service for Solano County trips (Solano County Trips only)
  3. SolTrans Local ADA Paratransit connections to Regional Fixed-Route (for Solano, Napa, and Contra Costa County trips)

We encourage you to submit your feedback HERE by January 19, 2015. To learn more about the proposed changes please come to one of our service change meetings.

Meeting 1:
STA Paratransit Coordinating Council
January 15, 2015, 1:00pm- 3:00pm
City of Suisun City Council Chambers
701 Civic Center Blvd.
Suisun City, CA 94585
Meeting 2:
Regional Paratransit Riders
Focus Group
January 22, 2015, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Florence Douglas Senior Center
333 Amador Street
Vallejo, CA 94590

Proposed SolTrans Regional Paratransit Policy

Proposed SolTrans Regional Paratransit Policy

 

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Draft Schedules for January 31, 2015 System Improvements

SolTrans 2015 System Improvements Flier

SolTrans 2015 System Improvements Flier

Please review the 2015 system improvement draft schedules, and give us your valuable feedback by visiting our Comment Form or stop by our Ticket Office at the Vallejo Transit Center for a paper comment form.  Please note the comment period ends December 31, 2014.

Thank you for your participation – your comments are an integral part of our process.

DRAFT SCHEDULES

 

Route 1 Draft Schedule

Route 2 Draft Schedule

Route 3 Draft Schedule 
No significant changes were made to the Route 3, minor changes to the timetable were made to maintain connections with other routes.
 

Route 4 Draft Schedule

Route 5 Draft Schedule

Route 6 Draft Schedule

Route 6 Saturday Draft Schedule

Route 7 Draft Schedule

Route 8 Draft Schedule

Route 8 Saturday Draft Schedule

Route 78 Draft Schedule

Route 78 Saturday Draft Schedule

Route 85 Draft Schedule

Route 85 Saturday Draft Schedule

If you need the 2015 System Improvements Draft Schedules in an accessible format please call or email Erwin Santos 707-736-6985, erwin@soltransride.com

For more information about SolTrans System Restructuring, please click HERE.

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Temporary Closure – Two Levels of the Waterfront Parking Garage

Effective Thursday December 11, 2014

Due to the predicted severe weather, the City of Vallejo announced that due to flooding and high wind concerns, portions of the Vallejo Station Parking Structure will be closed to the public effective midnight Thursday, December 11. Guests will not be able to park on the lowest level of the parking structure (P1) or on the top level that can be accessed by Santa Clara Street. The middle level of the parking structure and surrounding surface lots will remain open for commuters.

For more information about the City of Vallejo’s storm preparations, please visit:  Vallejo Prepares for Storm

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PRESS RELEASE: Mad Hatter Holiday Festival Community Shuttle and Free Local Rides

Mad Hatter Free Shuttle and Local Rides

Benicia & Vallejo, CA – On Saturday, December 6, 2014 SolTrans (Solano County Transit) is providing the following to support the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival:

 

  1. Mad Hatter Holiday Festival ShuttleA FREE Community shuttle will operate between downtown Vallejo and Wonderland Park every 15 minutes allowing passengers to board and alight at designated stops.  The first shuttle will leave the Vallejo Transit Center (VTC) at 1:45 p.m. to travel to Wonderland Park at Glen Street.  The last shuttle trip from the VTC will be at 8:15 p.m.  There will be no service between 4:54 p.m. and 5:29 p.m.  (See the attached Route Map and Schedule for details.)

 

The Community shuttle will provide passengers with easy access to the different venues of the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival.  The destinations will include the festivities at Unity Plaza, the Hatter’s Tea with Teddy at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, and Wonderland Park.

 

  1. Free Rides on Local Fixed Route BusesSolTrans is offering FREE rides on local bus routes in order to maximize access to the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival.  Additionally, this service will extend later into the evening ending at 8:30 p.m.  This free service will only be offered between 12:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  The free rides are not valid on Solano Express routes 76, 78, 80, and 85.

 

SolTrans is encouraging everyone to use transit as they enjoy the wonders of the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival.  For more information on the Community Shuttle and Free Local Rides, please visit SolTrans’ website at: www.soltransride.com.  Brochures for the shuttle will be provided at the ticket offices of the Vallejo Transit Center and the Vallejo Ferry Terminal.  The brochures will also be distributed by festival volunteers during Vallejo’s Pacific Coast Farmers Market on December 6, 2014.  For information on the festivities of the Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, please visit their website at www.hattervallejo.com or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MadHatterHolidayVallejo.

 

 

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 services. 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 non-voting representative from the Solano Transportation Authority.

 

 

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POWER RESTORED

December 2, 2014

Power and phone service have been restored at our Operations facility. Our regular Customer Service and ADA Paratransit Dispatch numbers are working properly.

Thank you for your patience!

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