Fairfield and Suisun Transit

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Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Fairfield and Suisun Transit logo.png
Headquarters 2000 Cadenasso Dr.
Fairfield, CA
Locale Fairfield and Suisun City
Service area Central and Northern Solano County, Davis, Sacramento, Benicia, three BART stations (Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito Del Norte)
Service type bus service, paratransit, express bus service
Routes 13
Destinations See service area
Website Official Website

Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST), formerly known as Fairfield/Suisun Transit,[1] is a public transportation system serving the San Francisco Bay Area. It mainly serves the Solano County cities of Fairfield and neighboring Suisun City, with limited service to Yolo and Contra Costa Counties, as well as Sacramento. A detailed system map of the FAST service can be seen on the FAST website here.

Bus service[edit]

There are thirteen (13) bus routes, with 9 local routes serving within Fairfield, Suisun City, and Cordelia, and 4 intercity (express) services. Two of the intercity services serve three BART stations in the East Bay, namely Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, and El Cerrito Del Norte. Another route provides service between Fairfield and Vacaville, and one express service serves communities north of Vacaville that goes all the way to Sacramento.[2][3][4] All buses are wheelchair-accessible, and most buses have bicycle racks provided.

Local Service[edit]

These routes operate from Monday to Saturday and do not operate on Sundays or on certain holidays (Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Memorial Day). All routes start and end their trips at the Solano Town Center or Fairfield Transportation Center (Routes 4 and 8, though, start and end the trip at Walmart for Route 4, and the Cordelia Library for Route 8). Note that Saturday service is reduced from the weekday service.

Route Number Final Destination Areas Served Notes Schedule Information
1 Texas Street Fairfield Transportation Center, Civic Center, Armijo High, FoodMaxx, Walmart, Wood Apartments Runs half hourly Route 1 Schedule
2 Travis AFB, East Fairfield East Tabor Avenue, Huntington Dr, Webster St, Kentucky St, FoodMaxx, Grange MS, Solano Town Center Runs half hourly Route 2 Schedule
3 Fairfield Transportation Center, Solano Town Center, Walmart Raley's Woodcreek Plaza, Solano Town Center, Mission Village, Walmart, Fairfield HS, Fairfield Transportation Center Runs half hourly Route 3 Schedule
4 Travis AFB, Walmart Mission Village, Huntington Dr, Air Force Inn, David Grant Medical Center, Laurel Creek Park, Walmart Runs hourly Route 4 Schedule
5 Old Town Suisun City, Fairfield Transportation Center Fairfield Transportation Center, Suisun City Amtrak, Old Town Suisun City, Suisun Senior Center, Lawler Ranch Runs half hourly Route 5 Schedule
6 Suisun City, Solano Town Center E Travis Blvd, Suisun Senior Center, KROC Center, Wigeon Dr, Pintail Dr, Montebello Dr Runs half hourly Route 6 Schedule
7 Solano College, Fairfield Transportation Center Fairfield Transportation Center, Solano Health Services, Solano Community College, Cordelia Library Runs half hourly, also Operates 7T, A tripper that serves Suisun City, Amtrak, Solano Town Center, Fairfield Transportation Center on School Days Only. Route 7 Schedule
8 Cordelia Cordelia Library, Pittman Rd, Rodriguez High, Lopes Rd, Green Valley Middle School, Oakbrook Runs hourly Route 8 Schedule

The FLEX Service, operates on the Route 5 and serves as a reservation-based bus service initiated by FAST as a supplementary service to that regular bus route to Suisun City Hall.

Intercity Service[edit]

These routes operate mainly during commute hours on weekdays and do not serve Saturdays, Sundays, or on holidays listed above (except where noted). All trips serve the Fairfield Transportation Center, with two trips (Routes 20 and 30) departing from Solano Town Center.

Route Number Final Destination Areas Served Notes Schedule Information
Westbound Eastbound
20 Fairfield
(Solano Town Center)
Vacaville
(Vacaville Transportation Center)
  • Fairfield Transportation Center
    Eastbound only
  • Vacaville (Vacaville Transportation Center)
    Westbound only
  • Operates Mondays to Saturdays
  • First weekday eastbound trip departs from Fairfield Transportation Center and does not serve Solano Town Center
Route 20 Schedule
30 Fairfield
(Transportation Center)
Sacramento
(Downtown, Capitol)
  • Solano Town Center
    Select trips
  • Vacaville (Vacaville Transportation Center)
  • Dixon (Market Ln. Park and Ride)
  • Davis (UC Davis)
  • Sacramento
    Weekdays only
  • Operates between Fairfield and Sacramento weekdays
  • Operates between Fairfield and Davis only on Saturdays
Route 30 Schedule
40 Walnut Creek BART Vacaville
(Vacaville Transportation Center)
  • Pleasant Hill BART
  • Benicia (Benicia Park Rd and Industrial Way)
  • Fairfield Transportation Center
  • Operates weekday commute hours only
Route 40 Schedule
90 El Cerrito Del Norte BART
  • Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station
    Commute periods only
  • Fairfield Transportation Center
    All trips
  • El Cerrito
  • Suisun City
  • Fairfield
  • Operates weekdays only, with frequent commute hour service (mornings westbound, afternoons and evenings eastbound) and hourly midday service.
  • Buses used on the route do not have bicycle racks, as these are leased from the City of Vallejo)
Route 90 Schedule

Transfer Centers[edit]

FAST is based on the "timed transfers" concept, which takes place at the Solano Town Center and the Fairfield Transportation Center [5] for fixed local routes and intercity routes.

Transfer Center Route Number Served Depart Times (Weekdays) Depart Times (Saturdays)
Solano Town Center 2 Every 30 minutes (from 6:15am to 7:15pm) Every hour (from 9:15am to 5:15pm)
3 Every 30 minutes (from 6:01am to 7:13pm) Every hour (from 9:13am to 5:13pm)
6 Every 30 minutes (from 6:15am to 7:15pm) Every hour (from 9:15am to 5:15pm)
20 Every hour (from 7:30am to 6:30pm) Every hour (from 9:30am to 4:30pm)
30 to Sacramento/Davis (Saturdays) Three times daily (1 morning, 1 midday, 1 afternoon) Every 3 hours (from 8:09am to 2:09pm)
30 to Fairfield Transportation Center Three times daily (1 morning and 2 afternoon trips) No Service (ends at this stop)
Fairfield Transportation Center 1 Every 30 minutes (from 6:00am to 7:00pm) Every hour (from 9:00am to 5:00pm)
3 Every 30 minutes (from 6:00am to 7:00pm) Every hour (from 9:00am to 5:00pm)
5 Every 30 minutes (from 6:00am to 7:00pm) Every hour (from 9:00am to 5:00pm)
7 Every 30 minutes (from 6:00am to 6:30pm) Every hour (from 9:00am to 5:00pm)
20 Every hour (from 6:42am to 6:42pm) Every hour (from 9:42am to 4:42pm)
30 to Sacramento/Davis (Saturdays) Six times daily (3 morning, 1 midday, 2 afternoon trips) Every 3 hours (from 8:03am to 2:03pm)
30 to Solano Town Center Three trips daily (1 morning, 1 midday, 1 afternoon) Every 3 hours (from 10:36am to 4:36pm)
40 to Walnut Creek BART Nine times daily (4 morning and 5 afternoon trips) No Service
40 to Vacaville Nine times daily (4 morning and 5 afternoon trips)
90 to Del Norte BART Every 10–60 minutes (frequent morning commute)
90 to Suisun City Amtrak Every 15–60 minutes (morning and afternoon commutes)

Notes:

  • Route 4 serves Walmart every 30 minutes between 6:25am and 7:25pm on weekdays.
  • Route 8 leaves every hour from Cordelia Library from 6:30am to 6:30pm on weekdays.

Fares[edit]

Fares on the FAST system depend on how many zones (the number of "plus" (+)) a passenger travels. FAST passengers may not travel local beyond Fairfield and Suisun City; they must pay the "plus" fare.[3][5]

Zone Table[edit]

Origin Destination
Travis Air Force Base Fairfield/Suisun Vacaville Dixon UC Davis Sacramento Benicia BART*
Travis Air Force Base Travis Air Force Base Local +1 +2 +3 +4 +2 +4
Fairfield/Suisun Local Local +1 +2 +3 +4 +2 +4
Vacaville +1 +1 Not allowed +1 +2 +3 +3 +5
Dixon +2 +2 +1 Not allowed +1 +2 +5 +5
UC Davis +3 +3 +2 +1 Not allowed +1 +5 +5
Sacramento +4 +4 +3 +2 +1 Not allowed +5 +5
Benicia +2 +2 +3 +5 +5 +5 Not allowed +2
BART* +4 +4 +5 +5 +5 +5 +2 Not allowed

Note: * - Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito Del Norte

Fare Table[edit]

Zone Regular Fare SDM* Fare Monthly Pass 10 Ride Punch Pass Under 5 years old
Regular SDM*
Travis Air Force Base $1.00 $0.50 $30.00 $15.00 $10.00 Up to two children ride for free
with each paying passenger
Local $1.50 $0.75 $50.00 $25.00 $15.00
+1 $2.75 $1.25 $70.00 $35.00 $27.50
+2 $3.75 $1.75 $90.00 $45.00 $37.50
+3 $4.75 $2.25 $110.00 $55.00 $47.50
+4 $5.75 $2.75 $130.00 $65.00 $57.50
+5 $6.75 $3.25 $150.00 $75.00 $67.50

Notes: * - SDM refers to Senior/Disabled/Medicare Cardholder

Transfers[edit]

Transfers are issued to a passenger once a fare (be it in cash, ticket, or pass) is deposited. Transfers can be used to transfer to any route except the route from which it was issued. Transfers expire 60 minutes from when they were issued.

Local Travel[edit]

Transfers are good to free boarding to any other local FAST route.

Local to Intercity Travel[edit]

Transfers used to board intercity routes (see above table) are valued at the current FAST local rate and the passenger will be responsible for paying the difference in the total fare for the trip.

Example: A trip from Fairfield (Route 3) to Davis:

1) Passenger pays $1.50 on Route 3 towards Fairfield Transportation Center or Solano Town Center (transfer points)
2) Check on the Zone and Fare Tables to calculate total fare from Fairfield to Davis. On the list above, Fairfield/Suisun to UC Davis is +3 zones, and the regular fare is $4.75. With a transfer worth $1.50, it will be subtracted from the regular fare of $4.75, so the passenger will pay $3.25 in difference.
3) Board a Route 30 bus from either transfer points, present the transfer, and pay the difference in fare.

Between Other Transit Agencies[edit]

Fairfield and Suisun Transit transfers are accepted (either for free or for an additional fee) to and from the following transit agencies:

Paratransit Service[edit]

DART is the ADA paratransit complement to FAST's local fixed routes. This service is a demand response origin-to-destination service within the cities of Fairfield and Suisun City. Solano Paratransit is the ADA-Plus (exceeds the service area required by ADA) paratransit service that serves cities and unincorporated communities of central and northern Solano County. Vehicles are all wheelchair accessible.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fink, George (2008-06-06). "Fairfield/Suisun Transit is now Fairfield and Suisun Transit (FAST)". City Of Fairfield. Retrieved 2008-08-26. 
  2. ^ Bus Routes and Services, retrieved Dec 17, 2012
  3. ^ a b FAST Riders' Guide, retrieved Dec 17, 2012
  4. ^ Revised Bus Routes effective December 17, 2012
  5. ^ a b Purchase Locations
  6. ^ Capitol Corridor Transit Transfers
  7. ^ City of Dixon

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 38°14′54″N 122°4′7″W / 38.24833°N 122.06861°W / 38.24833; -122.06861