VALLEJO — Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Lois Wolk to modernize and expand the Curtola Park-and-Ride Hub is in the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown.
Senate Bill 1368 would allow the state Department of Transportation to transfer property surrounding the Curtola facility to Solano County Transit, which runs buses for Vallejo and Benicia. It would allow SolTrans, in partnership with the Solano Transportation Authority, to improve the facility, a Wolk press release said.
The state Senate on Monday approved the bill by a 36-0 vote. The Assembly approved it last week.
About 600 commuters use the Curtola park-and-ride facility daily and it is at capacity, forcing some transit riders to park on nearby streets, the press release said. The facility is located along Curtola Parkway.
SolTrans plans to expand the number of parking spaces from 485 to 590, add electric vehicle charging stations, improve the car pool and passenger drop-off area, improve landscaping and build a terminal, among other things. The $14.5 million project is to be paid for with regional bridge toll money.
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