Third Street is a critical component of San Rafael’s transportation network serving tens of thousands each day as they travel to work, school, recreation, and retail destinations. Marin County’s busiest transit node, the San Rafael Transit Center, brings nearly 9,000 people daily to and through Third Street as they use Golden Gate Transit and Marin Transit services. As SMART continues to grow its system, it could bring thousands more transit users to the corridor. Third Street is not only important to San Rafael, but serves regional needs linking U.S. Highway 101 and West Marin communities. In 2016, we received $11 million in funding from Measure A (a voter-approved sales tax that provides funds for major road and infrastructure projects in Marin County), along with an additional $1.5 million from the State Local Partnership Program for the Third Street Feasibility Study to explore options for improving mobility along the Third Street corridor. The findings of this study will also be presented to the City Council at their meeting on Monday.
For more information, read the staff report.