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Julia Gonzalez
Phone: (707) 794-3063
Mobile: (707) 992-8120
Email: jgonzalez@sonomamarintrain.org
 

2019 – Press Releases

December 6: SMART will begin passenger service to the new Larkspur and Downtown Novato stations on December 14, 2019

November 27: SMART will offer fare-FREE service during the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend

November 21: SMART announces new train schedule to take effect on January 1, 2020

November 18: SMART announces new Communications and Marketing Manager

November 14: SMART to begin simulated service for the Larkspur station on Sunday, November 17

November 13: SMART completes testing for the Novato Downtown station

November 8: SMART offers veterans and active-duty military personnel, and their families free train service on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11

November 6: SMART to operate a bus bridge from Petaluma to Novato on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10

October 30: North Santa Rosa evacuation orders lifted, SMART to serve all stations - Sonoma County Airport to San Rafael beginning October 31; SMART continues free service

October 29: SMART will run free limited service Wednesday, October 30 - Wednesday, November 6

October 28: SMART to cancel Tuesday, October 29 train service due to Public Safety Power Shutdown impacts on local city traffic signal systems

October 27: SMART to cancel Monday, October 28 train service due to Public Safety Power Shutdown impacts on local city traffic systems

October 27: SMART to cancel train service due to malfunction of local traffic signal systems resulting from Public Safety Power Shutdown

September 19: Law enforcement agencies to join SMART in promoting rail safety

August 28: SMART to post schedule for overnight testing

August 19: In preparation for opening the Larkspur Extension SMART to conduct overnight testing of train control systems

June 12: SMART to add a late-night train run during the Marin County Fair

June 4: SMART San Rafael Station and a portion of 3rd street in San Rafael closed this weekend for Larkspur extension construction

May 29: Weekend Street Closures: SMART to close portion of 2nd and 3rd streets in San Rafael for Larkspur extension construction

May 23: SMART to kick-off free weekend rides for youth 18 and under this summer

May 22: SMART to offer free train service Memorial Day weekend for veterans, and active duty military personnel

May 16: SMART, Sonoma County and Marin County offer veterans, and active duty military personnel and their families free train service and free entry to regional parks on Memorial Day weekend

May 15: SMART to offer free rides on weekends this summer for youth 18 and under

May 14, 2019: SMART to close portion of 2nd and 3rd streets in San Rafael for Larkspur extension construction

March 13, 2019: SMART to surpass the 100,000-cyclist mark 

January 31, 2019: SMART recommended to receive for $12.6 million grant for bicycle and pedestrian pathway

January 15, 2019: SMART trains poised to reach the 1 million passenger mark

January 9, 2019: SMART conducting overnight testing for the City of Petaluma this week

2018 – Press Releases

December 10,  2018: SMART conducts overnight vehicle safety testing on four new rail cars

December 3, 2018: SMART’s Holiday Express Toy Drive Train debuts Saturday

November 14, 2018: SMART to clear brush along rail corridor

September 13, 2018: Join SMART in Promoting Rail Safety

August 15, 2018: SMART celebrates its first year of service with a festival on August 18 and free train service on the weekend of the event

July 18, 2018: SMART celebrates its first year of service with a festival on August 18 and free train service on the weekend of the event

May 24, 2018: SMART Receives Transit/Rail Project of the Year Award

April 27, 2018: Freight Operator Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co. to Conduct Positive Train Control Testing in Santa Rosa

April 26, 2018: SMART receives $21 million in state funding for its extension to Windsor

April 9, 2018: SMART secures funding from the Federal Transit Administration for the Larkspur extension

April 4, 2018: Freight Operator Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company to conduct Positive Train Control testing in Rohnert Park

March 28, 2018: Freight Operator Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company to begin Positive Train Control testing in the North Bay

March 12, 2018: SMART’s finances earn high marks from major credit rating firm

January 31, 2018: SMART Service Resumes Schedule

January 30, 2018: SMART awarded $10.5 million in Senate Bill 1 funding

January 5, 2018: SMART to add third car to popular commuter train

 

2017 – Press Releases

December 6, 2017: SMART Holiday Express toy drive expands to meet growing need

November 15, 2017: SMART launches two programs for businesses and individuals impacted by the Sonoma County fires

October 17, 2017: SMART continues to provide free service through Friday to assist those needing transportation 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2016 – Press Releases