Topic : Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit

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Calif.'s SMART proposes base fares ranging from $4 to $6

Rail| June 1, 2016

Under current proposals, it would cost $12 to ride the entire 43-mile route from north Santa Rosa to downtown San Rafael. SMART staff said the fare structure would meet the target of generating $5 million annually in fare revenue.

Calif.'s new SMART commuter rail system will add police chief

Security and Safety | October 20, 2015

Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law SB 626 authored by Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, which established the top cop position, who will be responsible for the safety of passengers and the rail line itself, the Marin Independent Journal reported.

Rail| July 1, 2015

Calif.'s SMART secures $11 million grant to buy 3 more railcars

The three additional cars will boost SMART’s seating capacity by 35%, officials said. Because of the escalating costs for railcars, the grant also was estimated to have saved taxpayers about $11 million, according to state officials,

Rail| April 8, 2015

Calif.'s SMART rolls out first of 14 new trains

The nearly $500 million system will begin operating in the fall of next year and will be a major new way to promote and vastly increase tourism to the North Bay, especially on weekends.

Management & Operations| July 10, 2014

Grand jury report faults Calif.'s SMART oversight

At the outset of the economic recession, the rail agency failed to be inform voters about risks to its tax revenue projections.
Rail| May 29, 2014

Transit systems work to preserve trees along rail lines

Transit systems planning rail lines, such as Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and California’s Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, are working with their communities to preserve trees in the paths of proposed routes.
Government Issues| May 21, 2014

SMART leaves businesses out of loop by closing rail spurs

Says some spurs need to disappear to meet federal safety guidelines for its commuter rail project. SMART is upgrading some spurs that serve legitimate businesses but can't afford to restore all the switches.
Management & Operations| 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.
Rail| 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.
Rail| 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.

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