SMART gets funding for Petaluma station

Smart train
Mark Prado

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District and the City of Petaluma announced Monday they will receive more than $13 million in grant funds from the California State Transportation Agency’s State Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program.

These grant dollars will fund:

  •  SMART – Petaluma North infill station and North McDowell Boulevard crossing upgrades ($10,100,000)
  •  Petaluma Transit – Bus Fleet Replacement and Electrification ($1,728,000)
  •  Petaluma Transit – Transit Facility Improvements (Electrification) – Phase 2 ($1,728,000)
  •  Petaluma Transit – Bus Stop Improvements ($940,000)

“These grant dollars will have a transformative impact in the coming years for SMART and the City of Petaluma," said SMART Board of Directors Chair David Rabbitt, who also serves as an MTC Commissioner. "With the SMART Petaluma North station and 4.4-miles of new SMART Pathway from Main Street in Penngrove to Lakeville Street near Downtown Petaluma, the city will see greatly enhanced transportation options."

Other Bay Area projects also received millions of dollars in funding.


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