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Grand Opening Celebration
Join us Friday at 9 a.m. at the Santa Rosa Downtown SMART Station at 7 Fourth Street in Historic Railroad Square to celebrate the start of SMART’s new passenger rail service.
SMART receives final approval
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District announced today that it has received the green light from the Federal Railroad Administration to begin full passenger train service. Service will begin on August 25.
Using Bikes on SMART
Bikes are welcome on board SMART trains. Each two-car SMART train has spaces for up to 24 bikes. SMART stations will have bike parking and secured bike lockers. SMART is also exploring partnerships to provide bike sharing near some of its stations.
SMART Preview Ride Schedule: Welcome Aboard
SMART is conducting a soft launch with free preview rides for the public, designed to offer passengers an early look at the North Bay’s newest passenger train system. On this page, you will find the latest information and schedules for SMART Preview rides.
SMART to Begin Larkspur Extension Construction
One Wednesday, June 21, 2017, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District’s Board of Directors approved awarding the Larkspur Extension design-build contract to Stacy and Witbeck/Herzog, a Bay Area-based joint venture.
General Manager's Board Report
SMART Project Update: Provided by SMART General Manager Farhad Mansourian
Get TrackSMART
Think safety first. Be alert and aware around all railroad crossings and near the tracks. Rail safety is for everyone: pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists. We all have a role to play in encouraging safe behavior near all trains and tracks.
Try Us for Free
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District will soon announce the date for its service launch. Once service begins, SMART will open with a free introductory period for a limited time, followed by 50 percent discounted rates through the September 4 Labor Day holiday. Regular fares will go into effect on September 5.
SAFETY ADVISORY: Santa Rosa Quiet Zone in Effect
SMART received notification that Santa Rosa's Quiet Zone will take effect beginning Wednesday, June 7.
SAFETY ADVISORY: Petaluma Quiet Zone in Effect
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District received notification that Petaluma’s Quiet Zone will take effect beginning Wednesday, May 24. Once Quiet Zones are established, SMART trains will no longer use horns at railroad crossings in those areas, unless there is an emergency. Please use caution near all railroad crossings and near all tracks and trains. Petaluma joins Novato, San Rafael and the County of Marin, on the list of jurisdictions that have established Quiet Zones. SMART anticipates other jurisdictions will also establish Quiet Zones throughout the 43-mile initial route.