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Special Coverage: Smart Service

At Suisun City, SMART would connect with the national rail system, as envisioned in the 2018 California State Rail Plan.
'I am beyond stoked about it,' says Leif Swensen, a Petaluma SMART commuter, echoing what many riders interviewed had to say about the month-old rail system.
The first three weeks of operation for the new commuter train showed the rail line has continued to attract weekend riders in far greater numbers than initially anticipated.
An updated ridership report showed an average of 2,651 riders on weekdays from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, close to the system’s forecast of 3,000 weekday riders.
Dream of a carless commute? Take a look at these homes for sale near SMART stations.
The North Bay’s passenger rail line was forged out of a hard-won political compromise and approved by voters at the outset of a severe economic recession. Now it begins its biggest test.
Well into the 20th century, everyone went everywhere in the North Bay by train. SMART’s launch provides a chance to look back at that era.
Have you wondered what it's like to ride a train through Sonoma County? Take a look at video of SMART's inaugural ride on the first day of full passenger service.
Hundreds of people celebrated the official opening of SMART with a pomp-filled event at Santa Rosa’s downtown rail station full of speeches by local politicians, live music, and free rides for the public.
From Santa Rosa to San Rafael, here are more than a dozen things to do near SMART stations.
Today, almost six decades after train service ended in the North Bay, passenger rail returns as SMART begins service between Santa Rosa and San Rafael.
The return of passenger rail service to the North Bay after 59 years will be marked with a ceremony expected to draw large crowds to Santa Rosa’s downtown station.
Bikes? Yes. Your own booze? No. With SMART finally starting service Friday, take a look at what you can and can't do on the train.
SMART begins service Friday, nine years after North Bay voters gave it a go-ahead. Here’s the outlook on a big week ahead and what lies beyond for the rail system.
From how much a ride costs to where to buy tickets, here are some essential things to know before the start of SMART service on Aug. 25.
The North Bay’s long-awaited passenger train will begin full service Aug. 25, a day when commuters, travelers and everyone else can ride the refurbished rails for free.
City officials are hoping that higher rates in the heart of downtown will free up parking spaces on crowded streets.
SMART officials have moved forward with bike and pedestrian paths in Petaluma and Rohnert Park.
Sonoma County has debuted bus routes designed to sync up with trains, along with two 'last-mile' shuttles for employees in and near Santa Rosa.
Becoming Independent was selected by Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit to be its exclusive concessionaire aboard the trains.