(707) 422-BUSS (2877)

About FAST

Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST)

System Description

(July 2018)

Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) has operated a general public transit service since 1975. The current program consists of the general public fixed route (707-422-BUSS); ADA Paratransit services through DART (707-429-2400); Reduced Fare Taxi for Fairfield and Suisun residents 60 years of age or older; Adult Recreation Center (ARC) Taxi Program for taxi trips to and from the Fairfield Adult Recreation Center (ARC); and the Intercity Taxi Scrip Program for ADA Paratransit certified residents of Solano County. Participating taxi providers are: Fairfield Yellow Cab (707-428-4400), Fairfield Cab (707-422-5555) or Veteran’s Taxi (707-421-9999).

Fairfield and Suisun Transit

Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) provides general public fixed route service through eight local and two intercity/commuter routes. All FAST buses are wheelchair accessible and most are equipped with bike racks. The local routes operate from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The SolanoExpress intercity/commuter routes consist of the Blue and the Green Express (GX) Lines. The Blue Line operates Monday through Saturday and the Green Express (GX) Line is specifically a commuter route which operates Monday through Friday only. The Blue and Green Express (GX) Lines are managed by the Solano Transportation Authority and operated by the City of Fairfield.

FAST buses do not run on Sunday.

Holidays

FAST buses do not run on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Transfers

Fairfield and Suisun Transit has established two main transfer points located at the Fairfield Transportation Center and Solano Town Center. Buses are scheduled to arrive and depart at the same time so that passengers may transfer between buses conveniently. Paper transfers are valued at the current FAST local fare and are valid within FAST’s local system only. Local paper transfers expire 60 minutes from when they are issued, and they are not valid on the route from which they were issued.

On SolanoExpress, 60 minute paper transfers are issued or accepted for persons transferring at the Vacaville Transportation Center to ride Vacaville City Coach. No other transfers will be issued on SolanoExpress. However, if riders are using Clipper on a SolanoExpress bus, one 60-minute transfer is automatically loaded onto their Clipper card upon boarding and tapping the Clipper device.

Route 1. (FTC/Armijo High School/Fairfield Walmart)
Route 1 primarily serves central Fairfield along the stretch of Texas Street. Stops for this route include the Fairfield Transportation Center, Armijo High School, Fairfield Walmart, and the Fairfield Civic Center. Route 1 operates every 30 minutes on weekdays and hourly on Saturdays. The main transfer point for Route 1 is the Fairfield Transportation Center.

Route 2. (Solano Town Center/Grange Middle School/TAFB Connection/Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station)
Route 2 serves east Fairfield, the Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station, and connects with the Route 4 to Travis Air Force Base. Stops for this route include Solano Town Center, Grange Middle School, and the Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station. This route operates every 30 minutes, morning and afternoon, with hourly service mid-day, and operates hourly on Saturdays. The main transfer point for Route 2 is Solano Town Center.

Route 3. (FTC/Solano Town Center/Fairfield Walmart)
Route 3 primarily serves the Fairfield Transportation Center, Solano Town Center, and Fairfield Walmart. This route operates every 30 minutes on weekdays and hourly on Saturdays. The main transfer points for Route 3 are the Fairfield Transportation Center and Solano Town Center.

Route 4. (Fairfield Walmart/TAFB/David Grant Med Center)
Route 4 serves Fairfield Walmart and Travis Air Force Base which includes David Grant Medical Center. This route operates hourly on weekdays and Saturdays. The main transfer point for Route 4 is Fairfield Walmart.

Route 5. (FTC/Amtrak/Suisun Senior Center)
Route 5 serves the Fairfield Transportation Center, Amtrak Train Station, Suisun City Hall, and the Suisun Senior Center.  Route 5 operates hourly on weekdays and Saturdays. The main transfer point for Route 5 is the Fairfield Transportation Center.

Route 6. (Solano Town Center/Adult Recreation Center/Central Suisun City/Suisun City Walmart/Lawler Ranch)
Route 6 serves the Solano Town Center, Adult Recreation Center, and central and east Suisun City with stops at the Suisun Senior Center and Suisun City Walmart. This route operates every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 45 minutes on Saturdays. The main transfer point for Route 6 is Solano Town Center.

Route 7. (FTC/Solano College/Cordelia Library)
Route 7 serves the Fairfield Transportation Center and a portion of the Green Valley/Cordelia area. Stops for this route include the Human Services Center, Solano Community College, and the Cordelia Public Library. This route operates every 30 minutes on weekdays and hourly on Saturdays. The main transfer point for Route 7 is the Fairfield Transportation Center.

Route 8. (Cordelia/Rodriguez High School)
Route 8 begins at the Cordelia Public Library and serves the Cordelia area with stops at Rodriguez High School and Green Valley Middle School. This route operates hourly on weekdays and Saturdays. The transfer point for Route 8 is the Cordelia Library.


Blue Line – SolanoExpress
(Sacramento/Pleasant Hill BART)

The Blue Line service provides a focused commuter service to UC Davis and Sacramento to the east and to Benicia and Pleasant Hill BART to the west. The Blue Line services Vaca-Valley Parkway (serving Genentech, Kaiser, and Solano Community College) in Vacaville, as well as Suisun Valley Road at Kaiser Drive/Westamerica Drive in Fairfield (serving Solano Community College). This service also includes a new direct connection to the Sacramento Valley Train Station. The Blue Line operates Monday – Friday, 4:19 am to 8:31 pm and Saturday, 8:00 am to 7:39 pm.

Green Express (GX) – SolanoExpress (Suisun City/El Cerrito del Norte BART)

The Green Express (GX) Line provides direct service from the Suisun City Amtrak/Fairfield Transportation Center to El Cerrito del Norte BART. The GX Line operates Monday – Friday, 4:10 am to 8:22 pm.

DART

DART is the ADA Paratransit complement to Fairfield and Suisun Transit’s (FAST) local fixed routes. This means that DART operates much the same as the local fixed route bus system during the same days and hours. This service is a demand response origin-to-destination service within the Cities of Fairfield and Suisun City and within 3/4 of a mile up to and surrounding the Ulatis Cultural Center and Kaiser in Vacaville.

DART is reserved for qualifying persons with disabilities unable to board a FAST bus, access a FAST bus stop, or otherwise navigate the regular fixed route bus system due to a disabling condition as defined by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). This does not include disabilities that only make using accessible fixed route bus service complicated or inconvenient. All DART vehicles are wheelchair accessible.

People wishing to become ADA paratransit certified, will need to have an in-person evaluation. To schedule an in-person evaluation, call (707) 541-7184 and you will be scheduled for an evaluation at one of the centers in either Fairfield or Suisun City. Once your disability has been evaluated, you will receive a determination of your eligibility within 21 days. Applicants who are ADA paratransit certified will receive a Solano County ADA Paratransit ID Card in the mail along with an explanation of the DART paratransit system and instructions on how to use it. Those who are eligible to ride DART may also take advantage of the Reduced Fare Taxi Program, the ARC Taxi Program, and the Intercity Taxi Program.

Fares on DART are $3.50 (one way) for local trips within Fairfield and Suisun City and $5.50 (one way) for trips to Vacaville.


Reduced Fare Taxi Program

The Reduced Fare Taxi Program is designed to transport residents of Fairfield and Suisun City who are 60 years of age or older. This service operates within the Cities of Fairfield and Suisun City, and nearby unincorporated areas. It is provided through local taxi operators and is available 24-hours a day year-round. Local taxi scrip is required as payment for all local taxi trips. A book of local taxi scrip is valued at $20.00 and is purchased by the qualifying passenger for $10.00 through Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST). Qualified passengers may only purchase 25 books per month. Cash is not accepted as payment for trips taken under this program, and local taxi scrip may not be used for tipping the drivers.

People wishing to use Reduced Fare Taxi must first qualify through an application process that evaluates their eligibility based upon age and residency. If eligible, a taxi card is issued to the applicant. Applications for a Reduced Fare Taxi card are available through the mail by contacting FAST administration at (707) 434-3800 or online at fasttransit.org.


Adult Recreation Center Taxi Program (Formerly Senior Volunteer Driver Program)

The Adult Recreation Center Taxi Program is operated through the local taxi service. Service is limited to trips from anywhere within the Fairfield/Suisun City area to the ARC (formerly known as the Fairfield Senior Center). Riders must be approved for the local Reduced Fare Taxi Program or ADA Paratransit and must show their taxi card or ADA photo ID card (paratransit card) in order to ride at the reduced fare. Taxi trips under this program must be paid for by using ARC taxi scrip. One-way fares are $2.00 and ARC taxi scrip may be purchased through the Adult Recreation Center. Proof of eligibility is required at the time ARC taxi scrip is purchased. Cash is not accepted as payment for trips taken under this program, and ARC taxi scrip may not be used for tipping the drivers.


Intercity Taxi Scrip Program

The Solano County Intercity Taxi Scrip Program is a flexible option for qualified ADA paratransit certified riders. This service provides premium ADA plus, curb-to-curb, same day transportation. Intercity taxi scrip is valid for taxi trips originating and ending within Solano County. The scrip may be used for taxi trips between cities and rural areas in Solano County but is not valid for trips within each city. The Intercity Taxi Scrip Program is in addition to paratransit services available by public transit providers throughout Solano County.

The Intercity Taxi Scrip Program is available to ambulatory ADA paratransit certified riders who reside within Solano County. Riders with mobility devices must be able to fold them and put them into the trunk of the taxi.

Fares for trips under the Intercity Taxi Scrip Program must be paid for with intercity taxi scrip. ADA eligible passengers may purchase a $100 book of intercity taxi scrip for $40. ADA eligible passengers who qualify for low-income status may purchase a $100 book of intercity taxi scrip for $20. Passengers may obtain more information on determining low-income status, by calling the Solano Transportation Authority at (800) 535-6883. Intercity taxi scrip may be purchased from the city where the passenger holds their ADA eligibility and proof of eligibility is required at the time intercity taxi scrip is purchased. Cash payments are not accepted for the Intercity Taxi Scrip Program, and taxi scrip may not be used for tipping the drivers.

FAST Local Fares

Effective August 1, 2014

     
Cash Fare (Single Ride) Adult Youth SDM
FAST Local $1.75 $1.50 $0.85
31-Day Pass Adult Youth SDM
FAST Local $60.00 $50.00 $30.00
10-Ride Pass Adult Youth SDM
FAST Local $17.50 $15.00 $8.50
 

DART Paratransit Fares

Effective August 1, 2014

Local $3.50
Intercity $5.50
Stored Value $35.00

Local: Travel between Fairfield and Suisun City

Intercity: Travel Fairfield and Suisun City to Vacaville

SOLANOEXPRESS FARES
Effective July 1, 2018
 
SOLANOEXPRESS CASH FARE Adult Youth SDM/REDUCED
Solano County (Blue, 85) $2.75 $2.00 $1.35
Outside Solano County (Blue,Yellow, 80) $5.00 $4.00 $2.50
Green Express-GX (All SolanoExpress Lines) $5.75 $4.75 $2.85
SOLANOEXPRESS 31-DAY PASS Adult Youth SDM/REDUCED
Solano County (Blue, 85) $70.00 N/A $35.00
Outside Solano County (Blue,Yellow, 80) $114.00 N/A $57.00
Green Express-GX (All SolanoExpress Lines) $130.00 N/A $65.00
 
SOLANOEXPRESS DAY PASS Adult Youth SDM/REDUCED
Solano County (Blue, 85) $5.50 $4.00 $2.75
Outside Solano County (Blue,Yellow, 80) $10.00 $8.00 $5.00
Green Express-GX (All SolanoExpress Lines) $11.50 $9.50 $5.75
Solano County
Travel within Solano County on Blue and 85 Lines. Valid on FAST and SolTrans local service.
Outside Solano County
Includes all travel on the Blue, Yellow, and 80 Lines. Valid on FAST and SolTrans local service.
Green Express (GX)
Travel between Suisun City and El Cerrito del Norte BART Station. Valid on all SolanoExpress lines, FAST and SolTrans local service.
Note: All passes are valid on all SolanoExpress Lines, however, an upcharge may apply.

ADULT: Ages 19-64

YOUTH: Ages 6-18

CHILDREN: Ages 5 & under. Up to two children may ride free when accompanied by a fare paying responsible adult.

SDM/REDUCED FARE POLICY

Senior (65+)/Disabled/Medicare (SDM) passengers must show one of the following forms of ID when purchasing an SDM pass and boarding the bus:

-ADA Paratransit ID Card

-Regional Transit Connection Card (RTC)

-Federal Medicare Card with Photo ID

-FAST SDM Reduced ID Card

-Proof of age 65 or older with Photo ID

-DMV Disabled License Plate Registration with Photo ID

-DMV Disabled Parking Placard Registration with Photo ID

Fairfield and Suisun Transit reserves the right to confiscate a pass for improper use or for violation of system rules. Reproduction of passes is a criminal offense and violators shall be prosecuted. Passes cannot be refunded or replaced. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.