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2017-12-07Dec 7, 2017

The new ParkSMART shuttle will connect the Downtown SMART train station and Railroad Square to Santa Rosa Downtown’s parking garages, shops, restaurants and Old Courthouse Square for FREE.

2017-06-30Jun 30, 2017

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District will provide eight free Preview Rides for the public this month, offering passengers an advance look at the North Bay’s new passenger train system.

2017-11-06Nov 6, 2017

Even before the smoke cleared,
people were talking about rebuilding Sonoma County.

But what does that look like?
Who will make the decisions?
How can we all become stronger together?

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

The vision of a passenger rail service has been growing since the last century.The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit System (SMART) district was established by state legislation in 2002, and subsequent ballot measures established sales tax funding for SMART -- both the train and the pathway.

2017-10-15Oct 15, 2017

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) announced that it will reopen the Santa Rosa North and Sonoma County Airport stations Monday morning and resume its full-service schedule. SMART will also continue to offer free service to assist those who need transportation options through Wednesday.

2017-10-02Oct 2, 2017

The morning begins with some juice and fruit at home in Santa Rosa’s Junior College Neighborhood. It is important to hydrate! I grab my folding bicycle which I keep by the front door and step out into the sweet morning air. Unfolding the bike and donning my helmet, I am on my way in less than 60 Seconds. It's a few short blocks from where I live to the SMART Pathway at College Avenue. I head south on the quiet, smooth, car-free ‘Class 1’ pathway, running alongside the tracks. In a few minutes I arrive at the historic train station in Railroad Square. I grab a cup of fresh roasted coffee at The Flying Goat, then walk up the ramp to the boarding platform and swipe my pre-paid Clipper card on the scanner. I quickly fold my bike and take my position behind the yellow line. It's a beautiful morning!

2017-08-25Aug 25, 2017

Hundreds of spectators, dignitaries, and SMART Train employee family members crowded a bunting bedecked Railroad Square Depot on Friday, Aug. 25 to celebrate the kickoff of the first passenger rail service in Sonoma County in six decades.

2017-08-22Aug 22, 2017

Join SMART Fans and Staff on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Santa Rosa Downtown SMART Station at 7 Fourth Street in Historic Railroad Square to celebrate the start of SMART’s new passenger rail service.

2017-08-17Aug 17, 2017

SMART receives final approval from the Federal Railroad Administration to begin FULL SERVICE on August 25th

2017-07-30Jul 30, 2017

Here it is the first of August and we Leos can beat our chests with futile fists unless we are truly hung up with astrological symbols. There are a lot of thank yous to be delivered and one that’s almost slipped below the public’s horizon is the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and the City of Rohnert Park.

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