San Rafael drivers grapple with SMART complications

The crawl through downtown San Rafael traffic has become even more mind-numbing at times, some drivers say, with the arrival of the SMART train’s extension to Larkspur.

The railroad began testing its 2.2-mile extension between downtown San Rafael and Larkspur during daytime hours on Nov. 17, running trains without passengers along that southernmost stretch of track. When the testing began, there was a noticeable increase in congestion, some drivers said.

“It’s just brutal,” said Daniel Stevens, who lives and works in San Rafael. “It puts us at a standstill.”

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View Original Publication: Marin Independent Journal