Letters

SMART’s shoddy record

SMART has failed to deliver what it promised. Watching seven or eight people sitting on a train anytime outside of commute time upsets me, especially when the taxpayers are supplementing the fare. Read More

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SMART train tax: Vote no on Measure I

The biggest negative for the SMART proposition isn’t the quarter-cent tax. No, the biggest drawback is that it wants the new tax to run for 30 years in addition to the 9 years remaining on the original 20-year vote. Read More

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No more for SMART

EDITOR: In 2008, would the voters have approved the funding for the SMART train if they had known that the project would cost twice the amount on the ballot and take more than two decades to construct? Read More

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SMART train has ruined San Rafael traffic

It is so sad to see my sweet, sleepy San Rafael ruined by the not-so-smart SMART train. Read More

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SMART train tax: Vote no on Measure I

I received an election flyer entitled, “The Great Train Robbery” suggesting we may be robbed of the SMART train by the big money donations in this election. Read More

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SMART needs to make public safety top priority

While riders may be safe on SMART trains, the public is not. There have been 12 fatalities on SMART tracks since the system went live in 2017. While some of these fatalities have been judged suicides, the total number of deaths exceed the annual number of homicides reported in all of Marin County for both…

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A smarter donation

EDITOR: I noticed with interest the $1 million donation by the Graton Rancheria tribe in support of the SMART tax-extension measure (“Tribe’s $1 million backs SMART tax,” Jan. 28). It is a generous and community-minded gesture, typical of the local tribe. Read More

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SMART train tax: Vote no on Measure I

I have read the information regarding the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system vote for an extended tax. SMART has failed to deliver what it promised. Watching seven or eight people sitting on a train anytime outside of the current commute time upsets (putting it mildly) me, especially when the taxpayers are supplementing the fare. Read…

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SMART train tax: Vote no on Measure I

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit train now is operational to Larkspur and the same supporters are trying to get in peoples’ pockets for an additional $2.4 billion in taxes to keep it going. This $400-million folly already has a dismal financial record, failed to take a significant number of vehicles off Highway 101, experienced several…

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Heads must roll

If SMART wants passage of Measure I, it needs to immediately terminate its general manager, Farhad Mansourian, for ineptness and attempts to keep this mismanagement from being discovered by the taxpaying public. Read More

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