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April 16, 2021
News

Press Release: SolTrans Requests Public Feedback

Mandi Renshaw

NEWS RELEASE
April 16, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Proposed Phase I of Service Restoration Plan

Vallejo, CA – On Thursday, April 15, 2021 the SolTrans Board of Director’s released Phase I of the Service Restoration Plan for public comment. In the spring of 2020, SolTrans reduced service nearly 50% in response to the extreme decline in ridership due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. As restrictions ease and more of the general population receives vaccinations, staff hope to see ridership increase and have developed Phase I of the Service Restoration Plan to accommodate the increased ridership and improve access to service that was suspended or reduced.

Phase I of the Service Restoration Plan includes restoring local service on Saturdays on all local routes (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). Routes 1, 7A and 7B are already in service on Saturdays. The Plan proposes increasing frequency on the SolanoExpress Yellow Line to hourly service to Walnut Creek BART, as well as adding peak trips to the Red Line to provide additional capacity. And finally, the Plan proposes to restore Benicia School tripper Routes 15 and 17 to support the Benicia school bell schedules.

SolTrans would like to invite the public to provide feedback on the proposed Phase I Service Restoration Plan during the public comment period between April 16 and May 20, 2021. Details about the proposals and a feedback survey can be found by clicking Request for Feedback on Phase I of the Service Restoration Plan and on the SolTrans website. A summary is available in print from the Vallejo Transit Center Ticket Office at 311 Sacramento Street. Due to restrictions on public gatherings, in-person public workshops will not be held for this service change. The public is invited to provide feedback via online survey, over the phone, or in person at the Vallejo Transit Center Ticket Office.

SolTrans continues to monitor passenger travel patterns and regional and state guidelines, as well as apply for available funding to continue to restore service. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Customer Service at 707-648-4666, or by completing the comment form at the bottom of each page of SolTrans’ website.

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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