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August 16, 2021
News

Press Release: $5 BENICIA RIDES BROUGHT TO YOU BY SOLTRANS AND LYFT

Mandi Renshaw

NEWS RELEASE
AUGUST 12, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Source: BB&B Business Group

Vallejo, CA- Solano County Transit (SolTrans) with The City of Benicia and Solano Transportation Authority are partnering with Lyft to expand the First/Last Mile Program (operated by Lyft) to include all Benicia City limits beginning August 15, 2021. Lyft rides within Benicia will cost riders $5 and SolTrans will cover the difference. The goal of the $5 Benicia Lyft program is to help reduce traffic and parking congestion along the First Street corridor.

The $5 Benicia Lyft Program will cost $5 for all Lyft rides that originate and/or terminate within Benicia City limits with code “5BENICIA”. Residents and visitors are encouraged to use this program rather than driving down to First Street and parking in the surrounding neighborhoods, although the program is valid for trips anywhere within Benicia City limits. The $5 Benicia program operates all days from 6:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. with a fixed price of $5 up to a $20 limit. The $5 Benicia Lyft Program joins other Lyft programs within Benicia that riders must qualify for, for more information regarding those programs please call Solano Mobility at 800-535-6883.

“Parking in and around the First Street area is limited, the $5 Benicia Lyft Program will help improve the traffic congestion and parking surrounding the downtown area by providing an affordable, reliable, and efficient alternative to driving and parking,” says SolTrans and STA Board Member, City of Benicia Mayor Steven Young.

The First and Last Mile Program and Benicia Lyft Program is funded by support from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s (BAAQMD) Transportation Funds for Clean Air Program (TFCA) and Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District’s (YSAQMD) Clean Air Program (CAP).


Solano County Transit (SolTrans) has been the public transportation provider for south Solano County since July 2011. SolTrans provides local and SolanoExpress fixed routes, complementary paratransit, and subsidized Lyft 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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