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Who We Are

On January 1, 2002 a new regional transportation district was established to oversee the development and implementation of passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin Counties. The new rail district, created with the passage of California State Assembly Bill 2224 (Nation, District 6), holds in public ownership, over seventy miles of railroad right-of-way (ROW), estimated to be worth more than $1 billion.

The Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District is governed by a 12-member Board consisting of elected officials appointed as specified by AB 2224: two county supervisors each from Marin and Sonoma counties, three appointed City Council members from each county and two representatives from the Golden Gate Bridge District.

The SMART District is charged with planning, engineering, evaluating and implementing passenger train service and corridor maintenance from Cloverdale to Larkspur.


SMART Board of Directors


Debora Fudge - Chair
Sonoma County Mayors and Councilmembers Association

Kathrin Sears - Vice-Chair
Marin County Board of Supervisors 

Judy Arnold
Marin County Board of Supervisors

Judy Arnold has served on the Marin County Board of Supervisors representing District 5 (Novato) since first being elected in 2006. Prior to that Judy served on the Novato City Council from 2003-2006 and was involved in many civic and non-profit organizations. As Supervisor, Judy founded the Marin Economic Forum to focus on a local sustainable economy; authored a resolution adding Education to the Board’s goals of sustainability; worked with Assemblyman Levine for the successful passage of Assembly Bill 1537, which lowers the default density of future housing developments in Marin County from 30 units per acre to 20 units; and has been a strong proponent for government transparency and meaningful pension reform. Judy lives in Novato with her husband Bruce and is a proud mother and grandmother.

Jim Eddie
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway/Transportation District

Eric Lucan
Transportation Authority of Marin

Jake Mackenzie
Sonoma County Mayors and Councilmembers Association

Dan Hillmer
Marin Council of Mayors and Councilmembers

Barbara Pahre
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway/Transportation District

Gary Phillips
Transportation Authority of Marin

David Rabbitt
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

Carol Russell
Sonoma County Mayors and Councilmembers Association

Shirlee Zane
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors


SMART General Manager


Farhad Mansourian

Contact Information:
Phone - 707-794-3330
Email - FMansourian@sonomamarintrain.org
Address - 5401 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 200
                  Petaluma CA, 94954



Citizens Oversight Committee

Russ Colombo, Chair

Steve Birdlebough

Peter Breen

Dennis Harter

Patricia Kendall

David Oster

Steve Rabinowitsh

Tanya Narath, alternate

Julia Violich, alternate

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