Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is a major opportunity for the San Rafael community, supporting economic vitality and expanding public transit opportunities for our residents and workforce. SMART is planning and constructing two train stations, a railway, and sections of a multi-use pathway through San Rafael, with passenger rail service estimated to commence in Spring 2017. We are working to maximize the benefit of the train and minimize the impacts in our community. We want to make this new addition to our community a success, encourage ridership to reduce greenhouse gases in accordance with our Climate Change Action Plan, and assist our local employers with making the train accessible to their employees.
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is coming to San Rafael with two stations as part of an Initial Operating Segment ending in Downtown, adjacent to the transit center for convenience of linking to other public transit. In a later construction segment, it will extend from Downtown San Rafael to Larkspur.