In this edition
  • Plan Bay Area 2050 Call for Project Public Hearing Scheduled for May 8
  • SR 12/SR 113 Project Groundbreaking
  • SolanoExpress Ridership Survey Results
  • Development of Coordinated Short Range Transit Plans
  • Support for TFCA Grant Request for Bay Trail/Vine Trail Funding
  • Solano Mobility Program Updates
  • Bike Mobile Fixed 50 Bikes at Crystal Middle School
  • Paul Meltzer Named Solano County’s Bike Commuter of the Year
STATUS Newsletter

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. 

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Plan Bay Area 2050 Call for Project Public Hearing Scheduled for May 8

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)/the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) has requested that the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) issue a call for transportation projects for Plan Bay Area 2050. On May 8, the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) is requesting input from the agency’s Citizens and Technical Advisory Committees on which projects should be submitted for Plan Bay Area 2050. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for the public to comment on the projects for consideration. The deadline for STA to submit Solano County transportation projects to MTC/ABAG is the end of June 2019.
SR 12/SR 113 Project Groundbreaking

Caltrans District 4 has started construction on the State Route (SR) 12/SR 113 Roundabout Project. This $4.6 million project is entirely funded by the State Highway Operations and Protection Program (SHOPP). STA and Caltrans will celebrate the start of construction for this important safety project with a groundbreaking celebration at that Western Railroad Museum in June 2019!

SolanoExpress Ridership Survey Results

STA recently updated the ridership survey for SolanoExpress. Over 2,500 on-board surveys were conducted on the five SolanoExpress Routes (80, 85, Blue, Green, and Yellow). Results from the survey determines each local transit operators’ funding contribution and helps operators make informed decisions regarding future service changes. For information about SolanoExpress, please visit:  
Development of Coordinated Short Range Transit Plans

MTC allocated federal transit funds for STA to work with Solano County’s five transit operators to update the Coordinated Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP). Three recommended priorities for this Coordinated SRTP are: access to medical trips, connectivity of local transit services to regional transit services (Ferry, Rail and SolanoExpress), and access to Priority Development Areas (PDAs).

Support for TFCA Grant Request for Bay Trail/Vine Trail Funding

STA was awarded a regional competitive Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant worth $4.6 million for the City of Vallejo to implement its segments of the Bay Trail/Vine Trail. Once this trail is complete, it will connect to the Bay Trail/Vine Trail from Napa County to the Vallejo Waterfront, Ferry, and PDA. During the environmental clearance process, the City of Vallejo identified that additional funding was required to fully fund the design and construction of the project. STA submitted a request to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) for the regional Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) to complete the funding for the project.  
Solano Mobility Program Updates

The Intercity Taxi Card (ITX) Program continues its transition to a debit PEX card, which rolled out to the Cities of Fairfield and Suisun City on April 29. The PEX card replaces paper taxi scrips, and is available to ambulatory and non-ambulatory Americans Disability Act (ADA) certified riders. The ITX program is currently available in Benicia, Dixon, Rio Vista and Vallejo. In July, the ITX program will be made available in the City of Vacaville. For more information, please visit Solano Mobility at

Bike Mobile Fixed 50 Bikes at Crystal Middle School

Solano Safe Routes to School Program (SR2S) hosted a Bike Mobile repair station on April 10 at Crystal Middle School in Solano County. 50 bikes were repaired and 25 helmets were given away. Mechanics repaired flat tires, fixed chains, and brakes. One student stated that his “Green Chaos” was sitting in his garage for a year until it was fixed at the Bike Mobile event. For more information on future events, check out
Paul Meltzer Named Solano County’s Bike Commuter of the Year

Paul Meltzer is named the 2019 Bicycle Commuter of the Year for Solano County. Paul rides his bike from his home in Fairfield to the Suisun-Fairfield Amtrak Station every day. The train then takes him into Martinez where he jumps back on his bike and rides from the train station to work at the Shell Oil Refinery which is a 44 mile round trip. Paul has been commuting on his bike since 2008 and he encourages his coworkers to do the same.
May is National Bike Month!

May is National Bike Month, and STA is again encouraging Solano County residents to get active and ride their bikes. To kick off Bike Month, STA’s Solano Mobility and Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Programs will be at the Fairfield Farmer’s Market on Thursday, May 3rd from 3-7pm, and in partnership with Lyft, Ford GoBike will be on hand to demo their bike sharing program. Bike to School Day is on Wednesday, May 8 and to celebrate, the SR2S Program is currently accepting entries for the 5 th Annual Poster Contest (deadline for entries is April 12). The 25 th Annual Bike to Work Day is on Thursday, May 9, and Solano Mobility will be staffing local energizer stations with swag bags and refreshments. Additional community bike rides are scheduled throughout Solano County during Bike Month. For more information on all Bike Month events please visit or call 800-535-6883.

2019 STA Board Members

  • Harry Price, Chair, Mayor of Fairfield
  • Thom Bogue, Vice-Chair, Mayor of Dixon
  • Elizabeth Patterson, Mayor of Benicia
  • Ronald Kott, Mayor of Rio Vista
  • Ron Rowlett, Mayor of Vacaville
  • Bob Sampayan, Mayor of Vallejo
  • Jim Spering, Solano County Supervisor
  • Lori Wilson, Mayor of Suisun City