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Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)

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 has constructed two train stations, one at the Civic Center and one in central San Rafael, a railway, and sections of a multi-use pathway through San Rafael, and commenced passenger rail service in 2017. We have already seen the benefit of the train and have had minimal impacts in our community. We encourage ridership to reduce greenhouse gases in accordance with our Climate Change Action Plan, and to assist our local employers with making the train accessible to their employees.

SMART has nearly completed the construction of the second segment of their system, creating a link from central San Rafael to Larkspur.  SMART expects to begin revenue service on this second phase this Fall 2019.

For more information regarding SMART projects, please visit

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