Solano Transportation Authority Announces Expansion of Lyft First/Last Mile Program in Response to COVID–19
Suisun City, CA – In response to the shelter-in-place orders issued by Governor Gavin Newsom and the Solano County Office of Public Health, Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) has reduced transit services, including the temporary elimination of Routes 2, 4, 5, and 8 (see FAST service advisory: https://fasttransit.org/service-advisory/).
In order to support the mobility requirements of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers (such as healthcare workers and public safety employees), and to provide residents with transportation for essential tasks, such as traveling to medical appointments, picking up medial prescriptions, purchasing groceries, or ordering takeout meals, the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) is expanding the Lyft First/Last Mile Program to provide coverage for the eliminated FAST Routes, effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at noon.
The Lyft First/Last Mile Program provides 80% off Lyft rides up to $25 dollars to and from local transportation centers in Solano County. Commuters can use the Lyft First/Last Mile Program for travel to and from the Vallejo Ferry Terminal, the Suisun Fairfield Train Station, the Fairfield Vacaville Hannigan Train Station, and the Fairfield Transportation Center.
Additionally, to accommodate those traveling to perform essential tasks, travel to and from David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base (Main Entrance), FoodMaxx (Beck Ave), Smart and Final/Walmart (N. Texas St), and Green Valley Shopping Center (Green Valley Rd) will also qualify for the 80% off Lyft First/Last Mile Program.
To sign up for the Lyft First/Last Mile Program, visit https://www.solanomobility.org/commuter/ or call 800-535-6883. Once signed up, participants will be notified as soon as ride discounts have been activated within their Lyft account. A smartphone with the Lyft app installed is required for participation.
Funding for this program is made possible with the assistance of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD): https://www.baaqmd.gov/
For more information or questions, please contact the Solano Mobility Call Center at 800-535-6883 or visit the website at www.solanomobility.org