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Media Contact Information
Jeanne Mariani-Belding
Phone: (707) 794-3063
Mobile: (707) 694-4402

2017 – Press Releases

May 23, 2017: SMART adjusts passenger train service schedule

May 22, 2017: Petaluma added to list of jurisdictions with Quiet Zones

May 17, 2017: SMART releases passenger train service schedule

May 11, 2017: SMART to begin testing service schedule

March 17, 2017: Daniel Hillmer joins SMART District Board of Directors

Jan. 18, 2017: SMART testing trains at increased speeds, reminds the public to be safe around trains and tracks

Jan. 4, 2017: Debora Fudge selected to lead SMART Board of Directors

Jan. 4, 2017: SMART Board of Directors approve free introductory service for a limited period, plus a new monthly pass

2016 – Press Releases

Dec. 1, 2016: SMART Holiday Express Toy Drive

Nov. 7, 2016: SMART increases track speeds during testing

Sept. 26, 2016: SMART systemwide testing ramps up

Sept. 7, 2016: SMART advancing into next phase of systemwide testing

Aug. 31, 2016: SMART calls for proposals for concession services onboard trains

Aug. 19, 2016: SMART asks for feedback on bicycle parking plan

Aug. 11, 2016: Rep. Huffman Announces $3 Million in Funding for Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District System

June 22, 2016: New Consensus to Repurpose Funding to 101 Narrows and Transit Center

June 10, 2016: SMART and Sonoma County Transit to hold public meeting on bus-train service connections

April 13, 2016: Rail grinding and maintenance activities in San Rafael

April 6, 2016: SMART receives key environmental approval for bicycle and pedestrian pathway

April 7, 2016: SMART Conducts Systemwide Testing

Feb. 26, 2016: City officials prepare for SMART passenger train to arrive in downtown San Rafael

Feb. 25, 2016: SMART passenger train to arrive in downtown San Rafael

Feb. 19, 2016: SMART Hires Communication and Marketing Manager



Petaluma added to list of jurisdictions with Quiet Zones