Transportation

SMART hits 1 million passenger mark

SMART train
Mark Prado
SMART train passes through downtown Novato.

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit rail system in the North Bay surpassed the 1 million passenger mark on Thursday.

Service began from the Santa Rosa Airport to downtown San Rafael in August 2017.

MTC has provided financial support for SMART, which is expected to add a Larkspur extension and downtown Novato station in Marin County later this year. SMART is also working on extending further north to Windsor in Sonoma County by the end of 2021.


“This year will be a banner year for SMART, with the opening of the Larkspur extension, two new stations coming online, and the addition of two new two-car trains that will help us expand our schedule," said Judy Arnold, the SMART board's vice chairwoman. "SMART has had a strong start, and we plan to keep that momentum going until we get to Windsor, Healdsburg and Cloverdale.”

 

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