The Solano City County Coordinating Council (4C’s) is a partnership between the County of Solano and the cities of Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, and Vallejo. The Solano 4Cs, in partnership with the STA, held a Housing Summit on February 25, 2019. The purpose of the Housing Summit was to inform Solano County’s local elected officials and city staff about forthcoming state housing legislation. A local panel discussed the opportunities and obstacles facing housing production and affordability in Solano County and a regional report called the “CASA Compact” proposed by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to address the region’s Housing Crisis.
The STA Board established an Equity Working Group in recognition of the connection between housing, healthcare, income, and mobility access in the context of transportation equity. The Equity Working Group will guide the development of the Transportation Equity Chapter of the Solano Comprehensive Transportation Plan.
Workshops are scheduled to discuss the following DRAFT Transportation Equity Guiding Principles:
- STA works in partnership with local, regional, and state governments and our whole community to provide and maintain a safe, innovative, equitable multi-modal transportation system in Solano County.
- STA seeks to advance a just, healthy, and prosperous quality of life in all Solano County communities while addressing transportation and diverse mobility needs of our residents, businesses, and visitors.
- STA values and commits to meaningful participation of Solano County’s vulnerable populations in all aspects of mobility planning and infrastructure to ensure that disadvantaged communities unique and unmet needs are prioritized.
- STA supports locally-decided land uses that stimulate economic opportunity and produce affordable housing in proximity to downtowns, public rail stations, and along major bus service corridors, in conjunction with acting to protect Solano County’s key agricultural and open space areas.
- STA routinely measures, evaluates, and clearly presents transportation performance results for public review to insure that its policies, plans, and budgets are fair, effective, and reflect community-focused priorities of Solano County residents and businesses.
For more information on the STA’s Equity Working Group, please contact Planning Assistant, Triana Crighton at email@example.com or call 707-424-6075.
May is Bike Month
Join your community and #BikeSolano as part of May is Bike Month!
STA has worked with our Bicycle Advisory Committee members to coordinate community bike rides in each of the member’s respective cities. The bike rides will be fun and easy rides – perfect for all ages and paces! STA staff will be at each ride with an energizer station to answer any questions and support the riders with goodies! See details and flyers for the rides below.
May 2 Bike Month Kick-Off
Fairfield Farmer’s Market 3-7pm
Join Safe Routes to School and Solano Mobility staff as we launch Bike Month Events at the Fairfield Farmer’s Market. Try the Blender Bike and make a smoothie with just your pedal power or ride the Ford GoBikes and Lyft Scooters.
May 4 Suisun City Community Bike Ride
Suisun Train Depot 10:00am
Join Suisun City VIPs and ride the Central County Bikeway and the McCoy Creek Bike Path to Hall Park. This easy 4.5-mile ride is a perfect way to have your family #BikeSolano. Meet at the Suisun City Train Depot with your bike and helmets and be ready to ride. View the flyer here
May 4 Vallejo Community Bike Ride
Vallejo Waterfront Ride 9:00am
Meet at the intersection of Georgia and Marin with your bike and helmet and ride this 5-mile community ride along the Vallejo Waterfront and Bay Trail. View the flyer here
May 8 Bike to School Day
Ride to school with your friends! Schools may register at solanosr2s.ca.gov
May 9 Bike to Work Day
Stop by an energizer station on your way to work; find one near you at solanosr2s.ca.gov
May 11 Benicia Community Bike Ride
Meet at 1st and B Street 8:30am
Meet Congressman Mike Thompson before the Community Ride (3 miles round trip) with your bike and helmet. View the flyer here
May 15 Vacaville Community Bike Ride
Meet at Ray’s Cycle (Merchant and Main Street) 6:00pm
This 2-mile out and back ride will take you to Jungle Yogurt for a cool treat. View the flyer here
May 16 Bike Month Info Night – CANCELLED
Meet at Fairfield Farmer’s Market 3-7pm
Join us at the Bike Month Info Night to learn more about Bike Month and other Solano Mobility Programs.
May 18 Dixon Community Bike Ride – CANCELLED
Meet at Tremont Elementary 10:00am
Ride along this 3-mile loop route along Solano County’s only green bike lanes. View the flyer here
June 8 Fairfield Community Bike Ride
Meet at Cordelia Tri-Valley Little League Park 10am
Join us on this 3-mile loop ride through the Cordelia neighborhood. View the flyer here
On May 8, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, at the City of Suisun City Council Chambers, 701 Civic Center Boulevard, Suisun City, California, the Solano Transportation Authority Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to consider STA’s project submittal for STA’s Plan Bay Area 2050.
The project submittals are available for public review at the Solano Transportation Authority Office, One Harbor Center, Suite 130, Suisun City, CA during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)’s website at https://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/plan-bay-area-2050
Interested parties may provide input by submitting written comments and/or speaking at the public hearing. Submit comments by mail to Solano Transportation Authority, One Harbor Center, Suite 130, Suisun City, CA 94585, by fax to (707) 424-6074, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, in person or by phone to STA’s Legislative & Marketing Program Manager, Vincent Ma. Written comments must be received no later than the close of the public hearing.
Please view full Public Notice HERE
The STATUS Newsletter is published every month after the STA Board meeting to inform the public and our stakeholders of what’s happening with transportation in Solano County. Click HERE to view the March STATUS Newsletter 2019.
State Route 37 in Solano and Sonoma Counties
Just East of State Route 121
Full Overnight Weekend Highway Closure
Due to Emergency Railroad Track Repairs by Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 PM until Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM
SOLANO and SONOMA COUNTIES – Caltrans in cooperation with the Northwestern Pacific Railroad has scheduled a full overnight weekend closure of State Route 37 (SR-37) just east of State Route 121 (SR-121) in Sonoma County.
The full overnight weekend highway closure is scheduled to start Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 PM until Sunday, March 24 at 10:00 AM. All work is weather permitting.
The closure is needed to allow for emergency repairs to the railroad crossing at the intersection of SR-37 and SR-121 just east of Sears Point. Northwestern Pacific Railroad company will perform the repairs.
Full Overnight Weekend Highway Closures-Start Saturday, March 23, at 7:00 PM
To ensure worker and public safety, a full overnight highway closure of SR-37 just east of SR-121 in Sonoma County is scheduled to start on Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 PM until the morning of Sunday, March 24 at 10:00 AM.
Motorists are advised to watch for detours, allow additional travel time and take alternate routes if possible. Local access is available for residents and emergency vehicles only.
During the closure, motorists should use northbound SR-29, then westbound SR-12, then southbound SR-121, and re-enter westbound SR-37 at the SR- 121/SR-37 interchange.
Motorists should use northbound SR-121, eastbound SR-12, southbound SR-29, then re-enter eastbound SR-37 at the SR-29/SR-37 interchange.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will help direct motorists.
Caltrans will activate changeable message signs.
For 24/7 traffic updates, 511.org: https://twitter.com/511SFBay
For real-time information, Caltrans QuickMap: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov
Or follow Caltrans on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaltransD4
Click here for detailed detour map: SR37 Detour Map
At the February 13, 2019 Solano Transportation Authority (STA) Board Meeting, new Board Alternates Donald Roos (City of Rio Vista, Vice Mayor), Lionel Largaespada (City of Benicia, Council Member), and Michael Segala (City of Suisun City, Mayor Pro-Tem) were sworn in.
In partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Solano County Public Health, and the City of Fairfield, the STA’s Safe Routes to School Program staff hosted a Solano County Pedestrian Safety Symposium to discuss ideas to reduce pedestrian vs. vehicle collisions in Solano County. According to OTS collision statistics, Solano County has the 2 nd highest collision rate in California for pedestrians under 15 years old. Participants were presented with countywide collision data along with Solano Public Health data, illustrating the correlation between health inequities and pedestrian injuries. They were also asked to share what their cities are currently doing to address pedestrian safety, and to collaborate and develop an action plan to address this issue on a countywide scale. Additional community level workshops will take place this year to continue the discussion about Pedestrian Safety.
The STA Board adopted the 2019 Legislative Platform at the February 13, 2019 Board meeting. Two new priority projects were added to the 2019 Legislative Priorities and Platform; the I-505/Vaca Valley Interchange in Vacaville and dredging of the Mare Island Strait in Vallejo.
The Board approved the STA to enter into a second State Route (SR) 37 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Napa Valley Transportation Authority, the Sonoma County Transportation Authority, the Transportation Authority of Marin, the California Department of Transportation, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for allocation of the Regional Measure 3 funds to begin the next phase of work on SR 37. The MOU also includes the SR 37/Fairgrounds Project in Segment E which will receive $15 million in bridge toll funds to help fund construction for the project. Bridge toll funding will also be dedicated to begin the environmental process for Segment B, the two lanes segment from the Mare Island Interchange to the SR 37/121 Interchange. The first MOU was adopted in 2015, primarily to address flooding issues on SR 37 after heavy rain storms and to develop a corridor plan for future traffic improvements.