PETALUMA — Local businesses along the line being built by Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) for its commuter rail service are upset at losing direct access to freight services after a handful of rail spurs were shut off, The Press Democrat reported.

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SMART says some spurs need to disappear to meet federal safety guidelines. The rail authority is upgrading some spurs that serve legitimate businesses but can't afford to restore all the switches. For the full story, click here.

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