What's New

Board of Directors meetings are now available on live streaming video.

Press Releases

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit’s (SMART) announced today that based on recommendation from the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, President Obama’s FY 2016 budget recommends $20 million to complete construction of SMART’s rail extension to Larkspur.

Press Release

SMART announced today that it will be relocating the chimera coast redwood to a new location approximately 450 feet south of East Cotati Avenue within the SMART right-of-way.

Press Release

New Documents

The SMART District is making the historic Haystack Landing Railroad Bridge available to applicants willing and able to relocate and maintain the bridge at a new location. See Haystack Bridge Notice of Availability

The SMART Board of Directors conducted a workshop on February 11, 2015. The following are the presentations made by SMART staff and by Metropoliton Transportation Commission staff (Clipper Card). 

Historical Context of North Bay Railroads

SMART Project Update

Vehicle and Systems Update

Operations Update

Fare Policy Update

Clipper Card Update

SMART recently participated in a community meeting about SMART's proposal to connect Cloverdale residents with the SMART Train via express bus: SMART Interim Bus-Train Evaluation: Cloverdale Commuters

Construction Updates

To read the latest construction updates, follow this link: Construction Updates

Please exercise caution by staying clear of the tracks, construction equipment and all construction activities.

On The Calendar

2015 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule December 19 - 10:58 AM

2015 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule


Citizens Oversight Committee September 10 - 7:30 AM

COC Meeting Packet_09.10.2015


Board of Directors Meeting September 16 - 1:30 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Packet

Access Overview around Cotati and Marin Civic Center Stations

General Manager's Report


Board of Directors Meeting October 07 - 1:30 PM


The October 7, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting has been cancelled. The next regular meeting of the SMART Board of Directors will be held on October 21, 2015 - 5401 Old Redwood Highway, 1st Floor, Petaluma, CA 94954

For more information, please contact Leticia Rosas-Mendoza, Clerk of the Board, at (707) 794-3072


Who We Are

On January 1, 2003 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


Judy Arnold - Chair
Marin County Board of Supervisors

Barbara Pahre - Vice-Chair
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway/Transportation District

Jim Eddie
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway/Transportation District

Debora Fudge
Sonoma County Mayors and Councilmembers Association

Madeline Kellner
Transportation Authority of Marin

Jake Mackenzie
Sonoma County Mayors and Councilmembers Association

Stephanie Moulton-Peters
Marin Council of Mayors and Councilmembers

Gary Phillips
Transportation Authority of Marin

David Rabbitt
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

Carol Russell
Sonoma County Mayors and Councilmembers Association

Kathrin Sears
Marin County Board of Supervisors 

Shirlee Zane
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors


SMART General Manager

Farhad Mansourian


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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