In this edition:

  • STA Board Names Chair and Vice-Chair for 2019
  • 11 Solano County Projects Awarded $8.8M in Safety Funds
  • Ridership Grows on SF Bay Ferry Between San Francisco and Vallejo
  • STA Annual Audit for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018
  • Draft 2019 Legislative Priorities and Platform Available for Comment
  • Solano Mobility Website Update

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STA Names Board Chair and Vice-Chair for 2019

Newly elected City of Suisun City Mayor Lori Wilson and City of Vacaville Mayor Ron Rowlett were sworn in as Solano Transportation Authority (STA) Board Members at the December 12, 2018 STA Board Meeting. The newly formed Board then selected City of Fairfield Mayor Harry Price as the 2019 Board Chair and City of Dixon Mayor Thom Bogue as 2019 Board Vice-Chair. 
City of Suisun City Mayor Lori Wilson (Left) and City of Vacaville Mayor Ron Rowlett (Right)
11 Solano County Projects Awarded $8.8 Million in Safety Funds
Also on December 12, the California Department of Transportation released their list of approved projects for the Highway Safety Improvement Program. Six Solano County Cities in coordination with the STA were awarded a total of $8.8 million to fund eleven traffic safety projects in over a hundred locations throughout Solano County. The grant will be used to construct improvements to pedestrian crossings, upgrade guardrails, and enhance traffic crossings for motorists.
Ridership Grows on SF Bay Ferry between San Francisco and Vallejo
The San Francisco Bay Ferry reports ridership between San Francisco and Vallejo continues to grow. Over 98,205 riders rode the ferry from Vallejo to San Francisco during the month of October, with an increase of 1.33% over last month, over 10% increase the same month last year, and over 5% for the fiscal year. The Vallejo ferry is currently at 94% capacity and has the highest fare box (65%) retrieval compared to other terminals operated by the San Francisco Bay Ferry.
STA Annual Audit for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18
The auditing firm of Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Co., LLP has completed their independent audit of the STA’s Accounting and Financials for FY 2017-18. Their audit evaluation resulted in a clean audit for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2018. With the unqualified opinion of the FY 2017-18 annual audit and the third year issuance of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, STA is celebrating thirteen years of consecutive “clean” audits thanks to Susan Furtado, STA’s Accounting/Administrative Services Manager.
Draft 2019 Legislative Priorities and Platform Available for Comment
The STA Board has released the draft 2019 Legislative Platform for review. With the preservation of the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB1), STA’s main priorities in 2019 will be to move ahead with projects including the I-80/I-680/SR12 Interchange, the I-80 Express Lanes, the I-80 Westbound Truck Scales, and the SR37 & Fairgrounds Interchange. Written comments may be submitted prior to the Board meeting on February 13, 2019. 
Solano Mobility Website Update

STA is excited to launch the updated Solano Mobility website in January. This newly designed website features a clean and simplified look along with user friendly navigation bars. The Solano Mobility website aims to improve the overall user experience. This desktop and mobile-friendly website will allow users to easily access information about Solano Mobility’s programs for older adults, people with disabilities, commuters, employers and students.
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