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Solano Comprehensive Transportation Plan Update

CTP 2040 Logo"A hundred years after we are gone and forgotten, those who never heard of us will be living with the results of our actions."

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

 The Solano Transportation Authority (STA) is updating the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), which identifies and prioritizes the transportation needs and funding throughout Solano County through the year 2040. The current CTP 2030 was finalized in 2005 (see here for additional information).

STA needs your help in updating the CTP. STA is visiting locations throughout Solano County seeking input on the plan, so we hope to see you soon. Our goal is to submit a draft plan to the STA Board for approval before the end of 2016. Please visit www.solano2040.org to tell us your priorities and your ideas!

 

BACKGROUND

Programs and projects for the county and the seven cities must be listed in the STA CTP in order to be eligible for regional, state or federal transportation funds and to be included in the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's (MTC) Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Plan Bay Area. STA distributes those funds based on the Solano CTP and Plan Bay Area. It is important that every resident of Solano County has the opportunity to have their voice heard in shaping STA's priorities.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS SINCE THE 2005 CTP INCLUDE:

Active Transportation (adopted in 2014):

  • Wilson Avenue Class I Bikeway (multi-use path) along the Mare Island Strait in Vallejo
  • Rose Drive overcrossing of I-780 in Benicia
  • McGary Road from Red Top Road to Lynch Canyon
  • Davis-Dixon Class II Bikeway (bike lane) bike connection, and extension of the Dixon-Vacaville route to Hawkins Road.
  • Class I Bikeway (bike path) Central County bikeway in Suisun City
  • Class I Bikeway (bike path) on the new Benicia-Martinez Bridge to the Benicia bicycle path network
  • Nine (9) Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC) Planning Grants totaling $265,000
  • Five (5) TLC Capital projects, funded by $4.4 million in grant funds
  • 2014 Solano Pothole Report

Arterials, Highways, and Freeways (draft in progress in 2017):

  • I-80 HOV lane from Red Top Road to Airbase Parkway
  • SR 37 widening to 4 lanes through Vallejo
  • SR 12 Jameson Canyon Safety Improvement Projects
  • SR 12 East Safety Improvement Projects
  • Suisun Valley Parkway
  • Corridor Plans for I-80, SR 113 and SR 12
  • Jepson Parkway initiation (in progress)
  • I-80/I-680/SR 12 Interchange Improvements (in progress)

CTP Transit Rideshare Element

Transit and Rideshare (adopted in 2017):

  • Vallejo Downtown Transit Center and Parking Garage
  • SolTrans Joint Powers Authority (JPA) formation
  • Vacaville Transportation Center
  • Fairfield/Vacaville Intermodal Station (in progress)
  • 1,600 Park and Ride and Transit parking spaces
  • Transit Corridor Plans, Community Based Transit Plans (CBTP), Short Range Transit Plans (SRTP) covering the county
  • Countywide Intercity Taxi Scrip Program

There have been several legislative changes since the last CTP was updated in 2005:

CTP AREAS OF COVERAGE

The CTP covers policies, programs, and projects for transportation in the seven cities (Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo) and unincorporated Solano County. The CTP also covers inter-regional connections to neighboring counties and the northern California region.

TRANSPORTATION COMPONENTS INCLUDED IN THE PLAN

Survey ToolThe CTP includes the following transportation modes and considerations:

  • Transit & ridesharing
  • Bicycles
  • Pedestrians
  • Arterial roads
  • Highways and freeways
  • Water transportation
  • Regional rail
  • Freight (goods movement)
  • Transportation safety
  • Seniors and people with disabilities
  • Disadvantaged communities
  • Air quality and climate change

We value your input on our survey tool at www.solano2040.org. Questions or comments may also be submitted to Robert Macaulay, Director of Planning, at rmacaulay@sta.ca.gov, or by telephone at (707) 399-3204.