Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District

Petaluma, CA 94954


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5401 Old Redwood Highway, 2nd Floor
Petaluma, CA 94954
United States

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Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is a passenger train and multi-use pathway project located in San Francisco’s North Bay.

SMART will provide rail service along 70 miles of the historic Northwestern Pacific Railroad alignment, connecting urban and rural residents of the two counties with jobs, education and health care services in the region. The project revives the long-dormant but publicly owned railroad right of way, serving 14 stations from Cloverdale in Sonoma County to the San Francisco-bound ferry terminal in Larkspur, Marin County.

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SMART Connect is a microtransit shuttle service designed to provide first and last mile service directly between the SMART Airport Station and the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport and the surrounding business corridor.
Shared Mobility

The Routing Company celebrates SMART's new on-demand SMART Connect service

June 21, 2023
The SMART Connect service is powered by TRC’s Ride Pingo.
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SMART, city of Petaluma announce more than $13 million received for major transportation improvements in Petaluma

July 20, 2022
The funding will deliver the city’s second SMART station and support transit fleet electrification.
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SMART to develop in-house training program for signal technicians

Dec. 18, 2020
Finding qualified technicians has been difficult because it has been six decades since the North Bay has heavy rail operations.
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Heather McKillop will begin at SMART's CFO on Nov. 30.

SMART names Heather McKillop as CFO

Nov. 5, 2020
McKillop comes from RTD in Denver and has an extensive background in managing financial services.
SMART Board authorizes funding for the design and construction of a second station in Petaluma at Corona Road and N. McDowell Boulevard.

SMART Board authorizes funds for second train station in Petaluma

June 19, 2020
The design and construction of the second station will be funded with the proceeds from the sale of a downtown SMART property.
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SMART ridership increases 40 percent over past year

March 3, 2020
Early analysis of 2020 data is signals a continued upward trend, showing SMART is carrying more than 3,000 passengers a day.
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SMART has requested to join MTC's Clipper START Program, which would offer discounted train fares for eligible participants.
Fare Collection

SMART establishes 50- percent discount fare policy for low-income riders

Feb. 10, 2020
SMART has submitted a formal request to participate in MTC’s Clipper START Program.

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SMART Board approves rail and pathway projects

More than $21 million in projects received the green light, including two rail projects and several pathway projects.
DOT also is providing $1 billion in FTA Capital Investment (New Starts) grant funding and a TIFIA loan of up to $280 million for the Eagle commuter rail project, which includes construction of two new rail lines that will serve Denver Union Station and are expected to open in 2016.

Industry News - June 2014

June 10, 2014
USDOT Celebrates Grand Opening of Denver Union StationThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administrator Joe Szabo May 9 celebrated the grand opening of Denver...

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SMART’s green commuters reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent compared to using an automobile

Jan. 21, 2020
To date, SMART riders have prevented 8.1-million pounds of CO2 emissions from being released into the environment.
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Board of Directors voted to approve several items that would allow the work for the extension to Windsor to move forward.

SMART Windsor Extension Moves Forward

Sept. 24, 2018
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Board of Directors voted to approve several items that would allow the work for the extension to Windsor to move forward.
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit riders have new options to pay for tickets when using the SMART mobile ticketing app, “SMART eTickets”.
Fare Collection

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Adds Masterpass and Apple Pay to the SMART eTickets App

July 24, 2018
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit riders have new options to pay for tickets when using the SMART mobile ticketing app, “SMART eTickets”.

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $22.5M Grant for Commuter Rail Extension in San Rafael, California

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration has announced the award of a $22.5 million grant to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District for the ...

STV Develops Design for New Smart Commuter Service

Nov. 6, 2017
STV was the lead designer for California’s newest commuter rail service, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, which recently went into revenue service and is expected to be a more...

Masabi Launches Mobile Ticketing in San Francisco Bay Area with Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit

Aug. 30, 2017
Masabi has announced that it is providing mobile ticketing services for Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, a brand new commuter rail service in the Sonoma and Marin counties of the...
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SMART Ready to Roll

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District will begin full passenger train service this Friday, August 25, 2017, thanks to the Federal Railroad Administration's decision last...

SMART Begins Passenger Train Service on August 25

Aug. 18, 2017
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District has announced that it has received the green light from the Federal Railroad Administration to begin full passenger train service. ...