SMART supporters say traffic on Highway 101 will only get worse in the coming years even with the widening of the Novato Narrows. A fixed rail line with its own right of way will only grow in popularity once it is built, they say.
Transportation watchdog David Schonbrunn said it's time for transportation agencies to begin to work with SMART to make sure it can thrive. He likened SMART's arrival to a new sibling in a family.
"Now it's time to share," he said.