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March 20, 2014

SMART to explore options for fate of rare tree

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit officials have promised to hold off on cutting down a rare chimera redwood tree in Cotati, Calif. until they can explore other options.


September 25, 2013

Calif.'s SMART rail extension gains FTA approval

Will be able to use a $2.5 million federal grant to begin technical, environmental and an engineering design on the San Rafael-to-Larkspur segment.


March 27, 2013

Sonoma Marin rail GM talks progress, expansion, cost savings

Farhad Mansourian, GM of SMART, the commuter rail system currently under construction, discusses the status of the project, rider experience comparisons, proposals for connections and, system expansion and cost savings.


January 10, 2012

Sonoma's SMART to begin commuter work

Contract awarded to Alameda-based Stacy and Witbeck/Herzog, a joint venture that will work on track, bridges, station platforms and grade crossings.


November 16, 2011

Sonoma-Marin, Calif. rail supporters to rally

SMART has a $360 million plan to open an initial segment from Railroad Square in Santa Rosa to downtown San Rafael, with plans to extend the line to Cloverdale and to Larkspur as additional funding becomes available.


September 29, 2011

Calif.'s SMART awarded $33.1M for rail

The initial operating segment, between Railroad Square in Santa Rosa and downtown San Rafael, is the first phase of a project that will create a new North Bay “backbone” to complement existing transit options.


February 3, 2011

Sonoma-Marin, Calif. transit chief resigns

Lillian Hames, GM of Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, gave her resignation, which was effective immediately, to the board of directors last week.


July 17, 2009

Sonoma-Marin, Calif. system selects U.S.-style railcars

Four manufacturers-- Brookville Equipment Corp. of Brookville, Pa.; Nippon-Sharyo Ltd. of Japan; Siemens Corp. of Germany; and U.S. Railcar LLC of Columbus, Ohio -- have expressed interest in building vehicles for this project. All have indicated they would build the district’s fleet of about a dozen vehicles in the U.S., meeting the FTA’s “Buy America” requirements.


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