SolTrans planning to increase service as pandemic subsides

Soltrans electric bus

Solano County Transit (SolTrans) will increase transit service for the first time since the 2020 reductions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phase I of the Service Restoration Plan will go into effect on Sunday, Aug. 1. Phase I includes restoring local service on Saturdays on all local routes (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). Routes 1, 7A and 7B are already in service on Saturdays, increase frequency on the SolanoExpress Yellow Line weekdays to hourly service to and from Walnut Creek BART, an additional trip on the Route 82 to the San Francisco Ferry Terminal in the morning, and finally, Routes 15, 17, and 38 that support the Benicia and Vallejo school bell schedules will be resorted.

In addition, all the SolanoExpress Lines were adjusted to prepare for BART’s schedule changes effective Monday, Aug. 30. New schedule timetables can be found at August 2021 Service Change page.

“We’ve been waiting to restore some service to the cities of Benicia and Vallejo after this long year, our biggest objective with this phase was increasing access for our local riders on Saturdays, we hope to continue to build on this and restore service as quickly as possible,” said Beth Kranda, SolTrans executive director.

MTC and Soltrans are transportation partners.