SMART rail district buys 56 acres of wetlands near tracks
By Matt Brown
The Press Democrat
October 11, 2013, 5:23 PM
SMART announced the purchase of 56 acres of wetlands along the Petaluma River that will be preserved as part of its environmental mitigation program. The Mira Monte Marina is south of Redwood Landfill, where San Antonio Creek meets the Petaluma River. Environmentalists welcomed the purchase, this acquisition will add to the 2,000-acre protected Petaluma Marsh system that supports an array of bird, plant and animal species, including the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and California clapper rail.
Excellent development for the Larkspur extension!
SMART announces acceptance into the federal Small Starts funding program for the Larkspur extension
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) September 24, 2013
For Immediate Release
SMART San Rafael to Larkspur Segment Accepted into Federal “New Starts” Program
Petaluma,CA– Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) announced today that the Federal
Transit Administration (FTA) has accepted SMART’s San Rafael to Larkspur segment into
the Project Development phase of its “Small Starts” funding program. This designation
grants SMART funding to complete the federal environmental review process as well as final engineering and design for this critical segment.
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Great news, SMART rail car seats pass safety tests after changes, rail service from Santa Rosa to San Rafael still on schedule for 2015.
SMART rail car seats pass safety tests
By SEAN SCULLY
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Wednesday, April 17, 2013