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2017

May 19, 2017 - The Reporter: Picks & Pecks

A record 39 Solano County schools and an estimated 2,000 students this year participated in National Bike to School Day. Brisk winds and cool morning air may have discouraged higher turnouts but many still participated in the event. Read the full story here.

May 10, 2017 - More students observe National Bike to School Day

A record 39 Solano County schools and an estimated 2,000 students this year participated in National Bike to School Day, Wednesday, but brisk winds and cool morning air may have discouraged higher turnouts. Read the full story here.

May 8, 2017 - Student journalism shines again in Campus Star

In 1990, The Reporter launched a community engagement program designed to showcase the talent budding of young journalists and ad designers in our local elementary, middle and high schools. Read the full story here.

May 6, 2017 - Solano Transportation Authority encourages students, employees to use bicycles

The Solano Transportation Authority is encouraging students to bike to school Wednesday and employees to bike to work Thursday. Read the full story here.

April 17, 2017 - Walking School Bus Implementation: Stories from the Field Webinar

On Wednesday, April 26th, from 10-11 am PST, the Active Transportation Resource Center is hosting a free webinar: Walking School Bus Implementation: Stories from the Field - April 26, 2017 10 -11 am PST Register here

2016

August 20, 2016 - Keep Students Safe & Healthy with Safe Routes to School

The Solano County Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Program team welcomes students back to school and is excited to work again with schools across Solano County. Read the full story here

August 18, 2016 - New Year Begins for Vacaville Unified with 'Significant Growth'

On the first day of the new school year, Vacaville Unified on Thursday welcomed nearly 12,800 students across 16 campuses, a sizable boost in enrollments compared to previous years. Read the full story here

May 4, 2016 - Students Celebrate Bike to School Day 2016 at Cambridge Elementary in Vacaville

County and local officials were on hand at area schools to enourage and congratulate students that participated in Bike to School Day on May 4. Read the full story here

January 22, 2016 - Safe Routes to School "Think Outside the Car" Poster Contest Now Accepting Entries

Solano County elementary and middle school students are being asked to "think outside the car" and design a poster to encourage their classmates to walk, bike or ride a scooter to school instead of getting to school by car. See the press release here

2015

November 4, 2015 - Solano's Safe Routes to School Program Awarded a $3 Million Grant!

The Solano Safe Routes to School Program was awarded a grant for $3,067 million by the Metrolpolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) which will fund infrastructure improvements at 7 Benicia and Vallejo schools, while providing education and outreach to 26 schools throughout the Cities of Benicia, Rio Vista and Vallejo. See the press release here.

October 1, 2015 - International Walk to School Day Oct 7, 2015

The Solano Safe Routes to School program encourages parents and children to “think outside the car” and join with  thousands of Solano students to walk to school on this day. See the press release here.

May 1, 2015 - Bike to School Day May 6, 2015

Hundreds of local students will strap on safety helmets and pedal to school on National Bike to School Day, Wednesday, May 6. The annual event focuses attention on the physical and environmental benefits of biking or walking to school instead of commuting by car. See the press release here.

March 11, 2015 - Travel Survey Results

The SR2S program works with participating schools to conduct student travel hand tally surveys twice a year (fall/spring). These surveys are an important tool that allows us to evaluate our program. The most recent hand tally survey was conducted in October 2014 and the results of these surveys were presented to the STA Board on March 11, 2015. See the presentation here.

March 4, 2015 - Safe Routes to School Poster Contest - Entries due March 20, 2015

Solano County elementary and middle school students can win a bike, bike helmet and lock by entering the Bike to School Day 2015 poster contest sponsored by the Solano Safe Routes to School program. Read the full story here

2014

September 1, 2014 - Program works to get kids out of cars and walking to school

To get local school children to be healthier and more alert in the classroom, Sarah Fitzgerald of the Solano Transportation Authority’s Safe Routes to School program is asking them to get out of their parents’ cars and walk to school. Read the full story here

August 22, 2014 - Solano County Safe Routes to School Program awarded grant

Solano County's Safe Routes to School Program was awarded $388,000 in Active Trasnportation Program Grant Funding by the California Transportation Commission. Read the full story here