The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (Golden Gate Transit) has started a multi-year process to develop a new transit center for San Rafael. The current transit center will be affected by the extension of Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) system to Larkspur. Several government agencies, including the City of San Rafael, are partnering to identify a new transit center site and configuration that will provide for the current and future mobility needs of San Rafael and Marin County. As SMART is extended further south to Larkspur, the tracks will bisect the site where the existing San Rafael Transit Center is currently located. This will impact how buses and people will be able to access and travel through the Transit Center. As a result, the Transit Center must be replaced in another location in Downtown San Rafael. This is an opportunity to create a more accessible transit facility for all users and improve both connectivity and safety. At Monday’s meeting, the City Council will discuss and officially provide a response to the Notice of Preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the San Rafael Transit Center Replacement Project.