February STATUS 2019

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 February STATUS Newsletter 2019.

Solano City County Coordinating Council (4Cs) Housing Summit

The Solano City County Coordinating Council 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.

Funding Agreements to Complete and Initiate Priority Transit Facilities

STA is working with the City of Vallejo and Solano County Transit (SolTrans) to approve a funding plan for the Vallejo Transit Center (VTC)/York Street Complete Street Project. This project will expand the VTC to accommodate both local SolTrans’ transit service and the expanded SolanoExpress Service. In addition, the project will also provide pedestrian and streetscape improvements. The STA Board also approved a funding agreement with the City of Fairfield to fund a Transit Signal Prioritization Project adjacent to the Fairfield Transit Center to improve access and reliability for the SolanoExpress Service.

Call for Air Quality Projects FY 2019-20

Call for Projects

Public agencies located in Benicia, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vallejo, and southwestern portions of Solano County are eligible for  Transportation Funds for Clean Air (TFCA) funding. Non-public entities are only eligible to apply for new alternative-fuel vehicle and infrastructure projects, and advanced technology demonstrations. Click here to view the full document.

Delta Breeze & STA Five-Year Contract

For the past two years, the City of Rio Vista has contracted with STA to provide management and financial support services for their local transit service, the Delta Breeze. Through this partnership, the Delta Breeze has become financially stable and has seen an increase in its ridership and fare box recovery. The Board approved STA staff to work with Rio Vista to update the Short Range Transit Plan for Delta Breeze and to also transition the contract from a year-to-year contract to a five-year contract.

January STATUS 2019

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 January STATUS Newsletter 2019.

Capitol Corridor + Lyft Pilot Program Launch

Amtrak Lyft Flyer

Solano Transportation Authority (STA)’s Solano Mobility Program recently launched a pilot program to encourage commuters to try the Capitol Corridor when traveling to and from Solano County Employers. During this limited time promotion, commuters receive a 10 ride Capitol Corridor pass for only $20 and Solano Mobility will include 10 First/Last Mile Lyft connections between the Fairfield-Vacaville and Fairfield-Suisun train stations and local employers. Availability for this promotion is limited to new riders, some other restrictions apply. For additional details, contact Solano Mobility at 800-535-6883 or visit solanomobility.org

Check out our First/Last Mile + Lyft Program Video

Rock the Block, Rock and Rolls through Solano County Schools

This month, the cast of Rock the Block: A Walk and Roll Musical performed at Rolling Hills Elementary, Robert Semple Elementary, and Laurel Creek Elementary (3 of the 14 Solano County Schools signed up). These Safe Routes to School (SR2S) sponsored safety assemblies aim to teach students about walking and biking safety through the use of song, humor and interactive dialogue. Students learn about proper ways to cross the street, the use of hand signals when riding their bikes, and safety checks for their bike equipment, including proper helmet fitting. To sign up your school, please contact the SR2S team at707-399-3222 or visit solanosr2s.ca.gov to learn more.

The Intercity Taxi (ITX) Card Program Expands to Dixon and Rio Vista

Since the October 1 launch of the Intercity Taxi (ITX) Card program, over 360 ADA eligible trips have been completed and there are currently 31 active cardholders. The program initially launched in the Cities of Benicia and Vallejo which is in the Soltrans service area for both ambulatory and non-ambulatory American with Disabilities Act (ADA) eligible residents. On January 1, Solano Mobility expanded the ITX Card program to the Cities of Dixon and Rio Vista. Expansion to the rest of Solano County will occur by the end of 2019. For more information and future expansion plans on the ITX Card Program, please contact Debbie McQuilkin at dmcquilkin@sta.ca.gov or call the Solano Mobility Call Center at 800-535-6883.

Solano Mobility Vehicle Share Program Coming Soon!

Thanks to funding from the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and in partnership with the County of Solano, STA will soon be acquiring two wheelchair accessible vans for a NEW Vehicle Share Program, which will be implemented in 2019. These vans will be operated by volunteer drivers from approved local non-profit organizations and transport non-ambulatory, low-income older adults or people with disabilities to their medical appointments, social services, and other activities.