News and Stories

New Planning Grants Reflect Regional Commitment to Support North Bay Fire Recovery
News Release
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved 26 grants totaling $7.3 million to support local plans for higher-density development, including an $800,000 grant to update the existing development plan surrounding the SMART station in downtown Santa Rosa.

Celebration Ushers in North Bay's SMART Train
Top Stories
Saturday, August 26, 2017

The atmosphere at the August 25 Grand Opening for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit line was humming — literally.

SMART Ready to Roll
Top Stories
Monday, August 21, 2017

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District will begin full passenger train service this Friday, August 25, 2017, thanks to the Federal Railroad Administration's decision last week to give the system a green light.

High-Speed Rail Bond Measure Passes
Top Stories
Friday, November 28, 2008

The November 4 election brought sweeping changes across the nation, including in the realm of transportation.


Public Lands & Workforce Housing Action Plan Sept. 2018
Public Lands Affordable Housing Action Plan Sept 2018.pdf (852.03 KB)
Action Plan for Affordable Housing on Public Lands--Sept 2018
Public Lands Affordable Housing ActionPlan Sept 2018.pdf (851.85 KB)
Santa Rosa Downtown Station Area Specific Plan (2007)
Santa Rosa Downtown Station Area Specific Plan 2007.pdf (57.9 MB)
Cloverdale Station Area/Downtown Plan - Appendix (2010)
Cloverdale Station Area-Downtown Plan Appendix 2010.PDF (19.04 MB)


SMART Launch
Friday, August 25, 2017

The Bay Area's newest passenger rail service, and the first in nearly 60 years in the north bay, is now up and running in Sonoma and Marin County.

Riders Get a Taste of SMART
Photo Gallery
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Throughout July 2017, SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit) conducted a soft launch with free preview rides for the public, designed to offer passengers an early look at the Bay Area's newest pass

SMART Operation and Maintenance Facility in Santa Rosa
SMART Rail on Track
Photo Gallery
Friday, September 4, 2015

September 2015