North Bay Voters To Decide Whether To Extend SMART Train Tax With Measure IThe biggest item on the ballot in the North Bay this March is the region's new rail system. SMART is asking for a 30-year sales tax extension. The system's critics are, once again, skeptical.
SMART To Offer 50 Percent Discount On Fares To Low-Income Riders In SpringThe Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District plans to offer a 50 percent discount on train fares for low-income adult riders starting this spring.
North Bay Voters To Determine SMART Train Funding Ballot Measure I North Bay voters will be going to the polls in March and asked to decide whether to extend an existing quarter-cent sales tax to help finance the operations of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District's commuter train for an additional 30 years.
Pedestrian Struck by SMART Train in NovatoA pedestrian was struck by a train Thursday in Novato, officials with Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit said.
Marin's SMART Train System Opens Novato, Larkspur StationsThere have been a lot of starts and stops. There has been a lot of back and forth, but Saturday was a big step forward for the SMART train in two locations, one of them in Novato.
Motorcyclist Dies In Fiery Crash With SMART TrainA motorcyclist died in a fiery collision with a SMART train Wednesday afternoon in Santa Rosa, police said.
SMART To Resume Overnight Train Testing To Dismay Of Some ResidentsSonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit will resume overnight testing Friday and Saturday for its rail crossing warning equipment and train control system between San Rafael and Larkspur.
Overnight Testing Begins Along SMART Train's New Larkspur ExtensionIt is a relatively short extension for SMART, but a pretty significant leap for regional transit--the North’s Bay’s commuter rail system is about to reach Larkspur, and neighbors will soon start hearing it.
SMART Train Board Looks To Extend Sales Tax To Fund Transit SystemAt a meeting last week, the SMART transit board revealed that if it doesn’t get a long-term extension of its sales tax hike, the agency will be broke in five years.
Rohnert Park Bans Overnight RV Parking On City-Owned LotsCity officials in Rohnert Park are taking action after two people died on the SMART train tracks there in the past month.
SMART's Strategy For Recent Pedestrian Deaths Addresses Mental Health, Homelessness5 people have died on SMART tracks in the last month. SMART's Board of Directors met Wednesday to discuss how to keep people off its tracks and out of harm’s way.
SMART Board To Discuss Spate Of Pedestrian DeathsThe Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit’s Board of Directors is meeting in Petaluma Wednesday afternoon to discuss the recent spate of pedestrians who have been killed by its commuter trains.
Care Home Operator Accused Of Child Sexual Abuse Kills Himself On SMART Train TracksA man who was killed Tuesday night when he lay in front of an oncoming Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit train near Rohnert Park was identified as longtime care home operator facing charges of child sexual abuse.
SMART Train Hits, Kills Bicyclist In Rohnert Park; 2nd Fatal Incident In Same IntersectionA bicyclist was hit and killed Friday morning by a Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit train in Rohnert Park, the second pedestrian death in two days on the North Bay tracks, officials said.
SMART Train Board May Put Sales Tax Extension On 2020 BallotSMART staff Wednesday asked the Board of Directors to consider putting a measure to extend the tax on the March 2020 presidential primary ballot.