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Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST)

System Description

(April 2022)

Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST) has operated a general public transit service since 1975.  The current program consists of the general public fixed route (707-422-2877); ADA Paratransit services through DART (707-429-2400); Reduced Fare Local Taxi Program for Fairfield residents 60 years of age and older; Adult Recreation Center (ARC) Taxi Program for taxi trips to and from the Fairfield Adult Recreation Center (ARC); and the Intercity Taxi Program for ADA Paratransit certified residents of Solano County.  Participating taxi providers:  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 one intercity/commuter route.  Routes are managed by the City of Fairfield and operated by MV Transportation.

Local service consists of eight routes, serving the cities of Fairfield and Suisun City.  Local routes operate from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday. 

The SolanoExpress intercity/commuter service consists of the Blue Line.  The Blue Line operates Monday through Friday between Walnut Creek BART and Sacramento from 4:22 am to 8:29 pm.; on Saturday the Blue Line operates between Walnut Creek BART and UC Davis from 7:58 am to 7:50 pm.  The Blue Line service is coordinated with the Solano Transportation Authority and other contributing operators.

All FAST buses are wheelchair accessible, and most are equipped with bike racks. 

FAST buses do not operate on Sunday.

Holiday Operations

FAST buses do not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

FAST local and SolanoExpress Blue Line buses operate on a Saturday schedule on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, and Veterans Day.  The day after Thanksgiving, local buses operate on a regular schedule and the SolanoExpress Blue Line buses operate on a Saturday schedule.

Transfers

Fairfield and Suisun Transit has established two main transfer points located at the Fairfield Transportation Center and Solano Town Center.  Local buses are scheduled to arrive and depart at the same time so 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 issuance and are not valid on the route from which they were issued.   

SolanoExpress riders using Clipper automatically receive one 60-minute transfer automatically loaded onto their Clipper card upon boarding and tapping the Clipper device.  Sixty-minute paper transfers are issued/accepted for persons transferring at the Vacaville Transportation Center to/from Vacaville City Coach.  No other paper transfers are issued/accepted on SolanoExpress. 

Route 1. (FTC/Armijo High School/Fairfield Walmart/North Raley’s)  

Route 1 serves central Fairfield along West/North Texas Street.  Stops for this route include the Fairfield Transportation Center, Armijo High School, Fairfield Walmart, N. Texas Street/Acacia Street (formerly FoodMaxx), and the Fairfield Civic Center. Route 1 operates every 30 minutes on weekdays (with 15-minute frequency mid-day) 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/Fairfield-Vacaville Hannigan Train Station)  

Route 2 serves east Fairfield and connects with the Route 4 to Travis Air Force Base. Stops for this route include Solano Town Center, Grange Middle School, Fairfield-Vacaville Hannigan Train Station.  This route operates every 30 minutes in the 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 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 Medical Center)

Route 4 serves Fairfield Walmart and Travis Air Force Base, which includes the Base Exchange and David Grant USAF Medical Center. This route operates hourly on weekdays (with no mid-day service) and hourly on Saturdays.  The main transfer point for Route 4 is Fairfield Walmart.

Route 5.  (FTC/Suisun-Fairfield Train Station/Suisun City Post Office)

Route 5 serves the Fairfield Transportation Center, Suisun-Fairfield Train Station, and Suisun City Hall and Post Office.    Route 5 operates hourly on weekdays with no mid-day service, except one run leaving the Suisun City Post Office at 12:31 pm to the FTC.  The Route 5 does not operate on Saturdays.  The main transfer point for Route 5 is the Fairfield Transportation Center.

Route 6.  (Solano Town Center/ Fairfield Adult Recreation Center / Suisun City Senior 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 City Senior Center and Suisun City Walmart.  This route operates hourly on weekdays with limited service in east Suisun City and hourly on Saturdays between the Solano Town Center and the Suisun City Senior Center.  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 Solano County Health and Social Services, Solano Community College, and Cordelia Library.  This route operates hourly on weekdays and Saturdays. The main transfer point for Route 7 is the Fairfield Transportation Center.

Route 8.  (Cordelia Library/Rodriguez High School/Green Valley Middle School)

Route 8 begins service at the Cordelia 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/Fairfield/Walnut Creek BART)

The Blue Line service provides a focused commuter service to UC Davis and Sacramento to the east and to Benicia and Walnut Creek 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 direct connection to the Sacramento Valley Train Station.  The Blue Line operates Monday – Friday, 4:22 am to 8:29 pm between Walnut Creek BART and Sacramento and Saturday 7:58 am to 7:50 pm between Walnut Creek BART and UC Davis.

For more information on FAST’s schedules/maps visit https://fasttransit.org/schedules-maps/.

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.

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.

Persons wishing to become ADA paratransit certified need to call the Solano Mobility Call Center at (707) 541-7184 for instructions on completing the evaluation process.  Once the applicant’s disability is evaluated, the applicant will receive a determination of 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.

Reduced Fare Taxi Program

The Reduced Fare Taxi Program is designed to transport residents of Fairfield who are 60 years of age and older.  This service operates within the City of Fairfield and nearby unincorporated areas.  Service 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 purchased by the qualified passenger for $10.00 through FAST.  Qualified passengers may only purchase 40 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 drivers.

People wishing to use the Reduced Fare Taxi service 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 at Fairfield Transportation Center, 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 (ARC) Taxi Program is operated through local taxi services.  Service is limited to trips from anywhere within the Fairfield area to the ARC.  Riders must be approved for the Reduced Fare Taxi Program or ADA paratransit and must show their taxi card or ADA photo ID card (paratransit card) to ride at the reduced fare.  Taxi trips under this program must be paid for by using ARC taxi scrip.  One-way fares are $3.50 and ARC taxi scrip may be purchased through ARC.  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 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 PEX card is valid for taxi trips originating and ending within Solano County.  The PEX card 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 Program is in addition to paratransit services available by public transit providers throughout Solano County. 

The Intercity Taxi Program is available to ambulatory ADA paratransit certified riders who reside within Solano County.  Riders with mobility devices must be able to store these devices in the trunk of the taxi vehicle.

Fares for trips under the Intercity Taxi Program must be paid for with the Intercity PEX Card. The PEX card must be requested from the Solano Transportation Authority at (800) 535-6883 once eligibility has been determined. The PEX card can only be used for intercity taxi trips. ADA eligible passengers may load $100 onto the PEX Card for $40.  Qualified passengers may only load $400 per month.  ADA eligible passengers who qualify for low-income status may load $100 to their PEX card for $20.  Passengers may obtain more information on determining low-income status, by calling the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) at (800) 535-6883; Intercity Taxi funds are loaded by phone through STA.  Cash payments are not accepted for the Intercity Taxi Program and the PEX Card cannot be used for tipping 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    

*Travel within the Cities of Fairfield and Suisun City only

SOLANOEXPRESS FARES
Effective July 1, 2018
 
SOLANOEXPRESS CASH FARE Adult Youth SDM/REDUCED
Solano County (Blue, Red) $2.75 $2.00 $1.35
Outside Solano County (Blue,Yellow, Red, Green) $5.00 $4.00 $2.50
       
SOLANOEXPRESS 31-DAY PASS Adult Youth SDM/REDUCED
Solano County (Blue, 85) $70.00 N/A $35.00
Outside Solano County (Blue,Yellow, Red, Green) $114.00 N/A $57.00
 
SOLANOEXPRESS DAY PASS Adult Youth SDM/REDUCED
Solano County (Blue, Red) $5.50 $4.00 $2.75
Outside Solano County (Blue,Yellow, Red, Green) $10.00 $8.00 $5.00
       
Solano County
Travel within Solano County on Blue, Yellow, and Red Lines.  Valid on FAST and SolTrans local service.
Outside Solano County
Includes all travel on the Blue, Yellow, Red, and Green Lines.  Valid on FAST and SolTrans local service.
Note:  An upcharge will apply if transferring with a Solano County paper pass to an Outside County route.

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.

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.