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Calif.'s SMART, area employers looking to fill first mile, last mile challenge

Posted on July 18, 2016


SONOMA, Calif. — With the pending arrival of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) regional rail system, some of the North Bay’s largest employers are struggling with how to get workers to and from the train station, The Press Democrat reports.

The employers, including Kaiser Permanente and the counties of Sonoma and Marin, are examining whether they can operate shuttles to help their workers get to their jobs. Employers also are considering other new benefits: Employee pre-tax transit spending accounts, rail fare subsidies and bulk purchases of SMART’s sole commuter discount, an annual pass. For the full story, click here.

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