SMART has short-range transit plan

SMART train
Mark Prado

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system has prepared for submittal to the MTC a short-range transit plan that describes the basis for SMART's capital and operating budgets.

It also provides the MTC information on projects and programs of regional significance. Future plans call for service to northern Sonoma County.

SMART passenger rail service began in August of 2017 with two-way passenger train service on 43 miles to 10 stations between Downtown San Rafael in Marin County and Airport Boulevard in Sonoma County. In late 2019, two new stations were completed in Downtown Novato and Larkspur near the regional ferry to San Francisco. These two stations in Marin County brought rail service to its current total of 45 miles with 12 passenger stations.

Public comments to the plan be submitted to Heather McKillop at: or mailed to: Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit, 
5401 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 200,
Petaluma, CA 94954.