Sunday, March 6, 2016

SolTrans offers free rides for Route 20 travelers

(Originally published in the 3/6/16 edition)

   Planning on taking the bus from Benicia to Vallejo in the next two months? Don’t worry about having a thick wallet. If you take SolTrans’ Route 20 in March or April, you will be able to ride for free.
   In a promotion that began on Tuesday and will run until Friday, April 29, those who take Route 20 will not have to pay a cent. Route 20 begins at the corner of 3rd and H streets in Rancho Benicia and its stops include City Park, the Southampton Shopping Center, Solano Community College’s Vallejo campus and Gateway Plaza, where riders will have easy walking access to Costco, Home Depot and the Target Shopping Center. 
   If you are planning on using your Clipper card, SolTrans staff advises against it. Those who tag their Clipper cards during this promotion will be charged the regular fare.
   Route 20 operates from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Buses leave every hour. 
   In other SolTrans promotions, students who ride the bus during spring break from Monday, March 21 to April 1 will ride for free. This promotion is valid for students ages 6 to 18. College students who ride the bus must present a valid student ID.

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Photo by Nick Sestanovich

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