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2020-03-20Mar 20, 2020

In response to changes in ridership demand resulting from what are now, statewide Shelter in Place orders, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District is making additional changes to its train service schedule. SMART is committed to serving riders who rely on public transit to conduct essential business and access vital resources such as healthcare, pharmacies and grocery stores.

2020-02-26Feb 26, 2020

Transportation is the single biggest source of GHG emissions. By shifting to low carbon transportation modes, we can prevent millions of pounds of emissions annually. SMART is a green commute alternative to the one-person-in-one-car model of sitting in tra_c idling on the Hwy 101 corridor, emitting tons of GHGs. The 1.72 million people who have ridden on SMART prevented 8.1 million pounds of CO2 emissions, compared to the same trip in a car.

2020-02-12Feb 12, 2020

A NO vote on Measure I will give voters time to see if SMART can perform better than it has so far. SMART says they’re new and need time.  Let’s give it to them by voting NO on Measure I and asking them to return in a few years when we know more about their performance, and we’ve had time to decide.

2020-01-29Jan 29, 2020

“In the 2016-2020 AAA Community Report, 57% of Sonoma County older adults and persons with disabilities stated they are concerned about access to local transportation,” says County of Sonoma Adult and Aging Division Director Paul Dunaway. From January-March 2020, the AAA will host several discussion groups throughout the County under a grant from the state Department of Transportation, Caltrans, to study how well local transportation systems serve older adults age 60+ and residents with disabilities.

2019-12-25Dec 25, 2019

At Stage 1, Once a federal disaster declaration is made, the County meets with FEMA and Cal OES to determine scope of damage, address application procedures, requirements for eligibility and documentation, project planning, and funding options. Followed by Stage 2; site visits, Stage 3; design and Stage 4; engineering and construction.

2019-12-10Dec 10, 2019

How easy is it for older adults and residents with disabilities to get around in Sonoma County? How often do they forgo important trips because they lack transportation? What are the local transportation challenges, successes and gaps in services?  Older adults and residents with disabilities are invited to discuss these questions and share their experiences, adding their input to the Sonoma County Connected Communities Transportation Study. The conversation will be Friday, January 10, 1-3 p.m., at the CLSD Bill Platt Training Room, 38901 Ocean Drive, Gualala.

2019-11-21Nov 21, 2019

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District approved the launch of a new train service schedule to take effect on January 1, 2020, featuring expanded service on weekdays, increased frequency to carry more passengers during peak commute hours and earlier train service on weekends.

2019-10-29Oct 29, 2019

Santa Rosa CityBus and Paratransit are operating FREE of charge with modified routes and timetables. View the CityBus modified map and timetable.  Oakmont Route 16 service is operating on normal schedule.  Please see details about the service being offered by our regional transit partners. CityBus is not resuming service to areas under mandatory evacuation orders, therefore some routes will be truncated to serve the portion of the route that is outside of evacuated areas. This modified bus service will be offered with a reduced frequency timetable to ensure CityBus has enough vehicles available to support ongoing emergency transportation operations. Printed maps and timetables will be available at the Transit Mall and aboard the buses. Please note that real-time information system (MyStop app/web/text platforms) will not be functioning for the modified routes and schedules. Call707-543-3333 between 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM for assistance with trip planning.

2019-10-16Oct 16, 2019

The small colored ovals popping up on sidewalks in and around Sebastopol’s downtown area are the final “step” in the City’s launch of its new PedLine: four color-coded, self-guided walking tours designed to get people out of their cars and walking around town. Spearheaded by Cittaslow Sebastopol, the City’s non-profit community development partner, the PedLine is the culmination of more than six years of collaborative work with community organizations, local government and merchants, and the public.

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