SMART

SMART board approves $21.4 million capital improvement plan
Transportation
Mark Prado April 26, 2021

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit board has approved a $21.4 million list of rail and pathway projects connecting SMART stations. The North Bay rail agency plans to leverage these funds for up to $80 million million in construction grants.

SMART rail safety tool receives approval
Transportation
Mark Prado January 11, 2021

SMART has been recognized by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for achieving Positive Train Control (PTC) certification ahead of the industry mandated deadline.

SMART hosts listening forum on bike and pedestrian path
Transportation
Mark Prado December 8, 2020

The SMART Board of Directors is hosting a Listening Forum on the agency's bike and pedestrian pathway on Wednesday, Dec. 16, part of a series to bring community members together to exchange ideas on how to best position the rail line for the future.

SMART refinances, will save millions annually Mark Prado November 2, 2020
SMART

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) announced Monday it successfully sold $122.97 million in “Green Bonds” to refinance its outstanding debt related to the construction of the new transit system.

SMART gets good news as it looks to future
Transportation
Mark Prado October 12, 2020
SMART

SMART announced Monday that Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P) has issued an AA rating on its proposed refinancing of its construction debt through the issuance of Green bonds. S&P also affirmed its AA bond rating on its existing bonds following a review of SMART’s creditworthiness.

SMART enhances cleaning protocol
Transportation
Mark Prado September 8, 2020
SMART

SMART has implemented multiple measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

SMART rail board wants to hear from public
Transportation
Mark Prado August 26, 2020
SMART

The SMART Board of Directors is hosting a series of Listening Forums across Sonoma and Marin counties in the coming weeks to bring community members together to exchange ideas on how to best position SMART for the future.

The survey says... SMART hears from riders
Transportation
Mark Prado June 1, 2020
By Mark Prado
SMART

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) rail service recently sought input from the public in the North Bay on what cuts to make to the service.