Solano Transportation Authority Awarded $10.4M Grant with Assistance from Rincon
Solano Transportation Authority (STA) was recently awarded $10.4 million in Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) funding to electrify their fleet and enhance the frequency and reliability of electric transit services for riders in Solano County. This is the second consecutive TIRCP grant that Rincon has assisted STA to win, totaling more than $20M for the electrification of their transit system.
Rincon is proud to be able to provide analysis that leads to such significant GHG emission reductions. Implementation of electrification programs, which are similar to the electrification policies that we have been developing in Climate Action Plans across the state, is critical to achieving California’s GHG reduction goals and limiting the impacts of climate change worldwide.
Specific improvements funded for STA during this phase of the project include:
- Rapid wireless charging systems for long-haul SolanoExpress electric busses at five regional transit centers
- Construction of pedestrian and bicycle pathways at the Vacaville Transit Center, Fairfield Transit Center and Fairfield-Vacaville Rail Station to improve transit station connectivity with adjacent neighborhoods
Funding will also support network integration planning and real-time service coordination between the SolanoExpress bus system and other Bay Area transit systems, including Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), Amtrak Capital Corridor, and Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Ferries.
“In support of Solano Transportation Authority`s application for the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP) grant, Rincon completed a comprehensive analysis on the GHG savings anticipated from the electrification of the Solano Express System and other regional transit improvements. With assistance of Rincon, Solano Transportation Agency was awarded more than $10M in funding for the project. Rincon provided this support in a timely manner, under a tight schedule, and provided requested revisions quickly. Additionally, Rincon’s knowledge of the grant application process and GHG emissions modeling expertise was essential to the grant’s success!”