SolTrans to host cer­e­mony on Monday in down­town Vallejo

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - LOCAL NEWS - Times-Her­ald staff re­port

SolTrans is ex­pand­ing in down­town Vallejo.

The tran­sit author­ity an­nounced that on Monday it will break ground on the York Street Im­prove­ment Project, which will ex­pand the Vallejo Tran­sit Cen­ter (VTC) east along York Street by adding five new bus stops and en­hance the down­town streets cape be­tween Sacra­mento Street and Marin Street.

“The project is in­tended to ac­com­mo­date SolTrans’ ex­pand­ing Lo­cal and SolanoEx­press ser­vices, as well as, al­low for ex­pan­sion to ac­com­mo­date ad­di­tional tran­sit part­ners,” the agency ex­plained in a news re­lease. “The new ameni­ties will in­clude five bus shel­ters, dec­o­ra­tive and or­na­men­tal fenc­ing and benches, trees and or­na­men­tal shade sails to com­ple­ment the orig­i­nal tran­sit cen­ter.”

Of­fi­cials said con­struc­tion will be­gins a week af­ter the ground­break­ing, and SolTrans ser­vices will de­tour around York Street. Rid­ers may ex­pe­ri­ence mi­nor de­lays, but no stops will be missed. Con­struc­tion is ex­pected to last through the spring.

Once the project is com­pleted SolTrans will be work­ing with lo­cal artists on an art in­stal­la­tion along York Street to tie in with the work artists are al­ready do­ing in the down­town area, they added.

Fund­ing from the ex­pan­sion is com­ing from part­ner­ships with Cal­i­for­nia Transporta­tion Com­mis­sion, Cal­i­for­nia State Transporta­tion Agency, Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Transporta­tion,

Metropoli­tan Transporta­tion Com­mis­sion, Solano Transporta­tion Author­ity and the City of Vallejo.

SolTrans is a Joint Pow­ers Author­ity (JPA) that is gov­erned by a six-mem­ber Board of Di­rec­tors, com­posed of two rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the cities of Beni­cia and Vallejo, Solano County’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive on the Metropoli­tan Transporta­tion Com­mis­sion (MTC), and a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the Solano Transporta­tion Author­ity.

The ground­break­ing will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Monday, at VTC in the south park­ing lot along Sacra­mento Street. The pub­lic is wel­come to at­tend.

For routes and sched­ules please visit SolTrans. org or call cus­tomer ser­vice at (707) 648-4666.

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