In this edition
  • International Walk to School Day
  • Vallejo Community Based Transportation Interactive Expo
  • STA Board Adopts Final Transportation Equity Guiding Principles 
  • STA 2020 Legislative Platform Draft Released
  • STA Approves 2020 STIP
  • 22nd Annual STA Awards
  • STA Finance Staff Receives 3rd Consecutive Certificate of Achievement
  • STA Staff Update
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  • STA Board SPECIAL Meeting in Suisun 11/6 at 5:30pm
International Walk to School Day

On October 2nd, STA’s Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Program celebrated the 26th Annual International Walk to School Day. STA Board Members and staff teamed up with Solano County Public Health to participate in the event, which included all seven Solano County cities and each of the seven school districts, by organizing walks to school that morning. Over 9,098 students from 48 schools participated as “Safe Routes Superheroes” by skipping the car and walking to Superheros" by skipping the car and walking to school. Thank you to everyone that helped organize and participated in this event! Check out the Safe Routes to School website and Facebook page for more details! 
Vallejo Community Based Transportation Interactive Expo

On Thursday, Oct. 24, STA in partnership with the City of Vallejo and Solano County Transit (SolTrans), hosted the Vallejo Community Transportation Interactive Expo at the North Vallejo Community Center. Vallejo residents were invited to attend and vote on transportation projects to prioritize funding. The Expo followed feedback received from extensive community outreach, multiple community focus group events, and hundreds of mail-in and electronic surveys. Projects presented at the Expo are intended to address community-identified transportation challenges. In addition, a Vallejo Community Based Transportation Plan (CBTP) will be prepared to address further improvements. For more information, call the STA’s Solano Mobility Call Center at (800) 535-6883 .
STA Board Adopts Final Transportation Equity Guiding Principles

As part of STA’s update to the Solano County Transportation Plan (CTP), STA is developing for the first time, both an Equity Chapter and a Land Use Chapter. Earlier this year, the STA Board formed a diverse Equity Task Force to develop Equity Guiding Principles, which will assist with the development of the Equity Chapter. At their Oct. 9th meeting, the STA Board approved the final Transportation Equity Guiding Principles developed by the Task Force. This will be followed by the Draft Equity Chapter which will be presented to the STA Board at their December 11th meeting. To view the Equity Guiding Principles, click here and if you are interested in attending an Equity Task Force meeting, please contact STA’s Triana Crighton, Assistant Planner, at 707-399-3230 or email tcrighton@sta.ca.gov
STA 2020 Legislative Platform Draft Released

The STA Board has released the 2020 DRAFT Legislative Platform for 30-day public review and comment. STA’s main priorities in 2020 continue to be advancing projects including the I-80 Express Lanes, the I-80/I-680/SR12 Interchange, the I-80 Westbound Truck Scales, and the SR37 & Fairgrounds Interchange. Written comments may be submitted prior to November 13, 2019. To view STA’s Draft 2020 Legislative Platform, please click here .
STA Approves 2020 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

The 2020 STIP was lowered from the 2018 projections due to lower than anticipated revenues from the gas tax. The STA Board approved staff’s recommendation that available 2020 STIP funds be allocated to the remaining unfunded segment of the Jepson Parkway, match funding for the State Route (SR) 12 Complete Highway Project adjacent to Rio Vista, and match funding for the SR 37/Fairgrounds Interchange projects adjacent to Six Flags in Vallejo. Future STIP cycles will focus on procuring local match funding for the I-80 Corridor, specifically the I-80 Managed Lanes Project. 
22nd STA Annual Awards  

This year, the STA received 25 nominations for nine categories. The theme for this year’s event is The Price is Right, hosted by STA Board Chair and Fairfield Mayor Harry Price. Winners will be announced at the 22nd Annual Awards, hosted by the City of Fairfield on November 13, 2019.
STA Finance Staff Receives 3rd Consecutive Certificate of Achievement

STA’s Finance team consisting of Susan Furtado, Accounting/Administrative Services Manager, and Brenda McNichols, Accounting Technician, were recently recognized by the State Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for STA’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2018. This is STA’s third consecutive year receiving this recognition.  
STA Staff Update

On October 1st, Brent Rosenwald began his tenure with STA filling the vacant position of Planning Assistant. A recent graduate of UC Davis, Brent is returning to Northern California from Southern California. He will be supervised by Robert Guerrero, STA’s Director of Planning and will be staffing the STA’s Bicycle Advisory committee (BAC).
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
     
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